​​​​​​​​​​​​Museum Of Measurement And Time

Titles listed below are examples of subjects which have been prepared by museum curator Johnny Ingram. For a more complete list of this information contact the museum or request details during your visit.

Mr. Ingram has authored a substantial number of poems. The subject matter, cover a number of subjects and provide a sample of his view of the events. The list below, is a sample of this variety; they represent phases of life such  as Youth, Middle Age  and Senior reality. Included in the list are subjects which address the Land Surveying Profession, Living History, Family, Friends and other subjects.

Selected subject may be available when you visit the museum; should you have interest in a special subject let us know when you visit. Copies are available upon request.  



 Friends .

At any early age, they are closer than kin.

Peers that you take, who are true to the end.

Together you play, and try to grow up.

Dreams and companions, just like a pup.

As you start to grow, your just like a twig.

Planning what you'll be when you get big.

A friend stays you and supports what you boast.

Just to be with you, is what they want most.

Their with you, when you discover the girl.

When all the sudden your life's in a whirl.

You think you have found the one for all time.

Only to find, it's all in  your mind.

Mixed in between, decisions to make.

New friends offer choices, which you shouldn't take.

You'r so mixed up, can't see through the light.

You make decisions and hope they are right.

As you grow older and life gives what it may.

A good friend supports, all that you say.

Good friends you make, are no accident.

Together they travel the same path you went.

Each to the other, both give the same way.

Trust in each word, the other may say.

You are to them as they are to you.

Together you fit like a sock and a shoe.

FRIENDS help make decisions, that  are not only bright.

But usually the ones, that prove to be right.

Your family may be there, but to have a good friend.

One can trust, clear to the end.

You really are lucky, far better than most.

To have a FRIEND, for whom you can boast.

Johnny Ingram October 2004

YOUTHFUL  ENTHUSIASM                     MIDDLE AGE HOPE                     SENIOR REALITY

               Girls and Cars                                                       Hugs                                                         Reflections    

               Choices                                                                   Lets Talk                                                 Retirement

               Friends                                                                   Tax Process                                            Conversation

               A Scale of Ten                                                       Jury Service                                            When Life is over 

               Fast Cars and Time                                             Sometime                                               Time 

                                                                                                Driving                                                     Fifty

                                                                                                Marriage                                                  Needs of Life 

                                                                                                Companions                                           Life is not a Race            



  LIVING HISTORY                            RELATIONSHIPS                           WORK RELATED

     Small Town USA                                                    Grandparents                                      Work    

     Collections                                                              Kinfolk                                                   Surveying Glossary

     Museums                                                                Love                                                        Surveyors of Early Texas

     Dueling Trains                                                       Man & Woman                                     Texas - U.S. Boundary  

     Your Therapist                                                      Marriage                                                SHS (Surveyors Historical Society)

     Mind and Exercise                                                Two Peas in a Pod                               TSPS (Texas Society of Professional Surveyors)

     Thanks for Your Service                                     Yourself                                                  TGLO (Texas General Land Office)

     Should You Find a Coin                                       Roots                                                       JHS (Jefferson Historical Seminar)