THE MEN OF RUSHMORE
On a mountain called Rushmore, we conceived to create;
a memorial to Presidents, perhaps those who rate.
The list is long and the process dauntin’;
for those deserving, a place on this mountain.
WASHINGTON, was the first, he set precedent;
examples still held by each President.
JEFFERSON, pinned words, to guide a young nation;
he is worthy, to be part of this creation.
Then a nation divided by the Mason - Dixon Line;
LINCOLN, helped guide our nation, through this time.
Space is limited and it’s statement bold;
how many more, could it hold?
Three are placed, one more for the last;
whom would be selected, to complete this task?
National parks, serve the entire nation;
T. ROOSEVELT, was our leader during their creation.
NOW - PONDER THIS THOUGHT !!!
Of these leaders, three have a common thread;
it’s not their age nor how they led.
It’s an occupation, essential - as a nation we grew;
perhaps it developed, the values they knew.
What is this common link, name it we ask;
it is in the Art of Surveying, they bask.
So now you have a story and maybe understand why;
Mt. Rushmore is really“three surveyors and one other guy”!
Written by Johnny Ingram, Revised March 2019
List of Subjects
Rhyme of the Day
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 subjects will be periodically featured on this page. Below is a partial list of subjects we intend to share. Return to the web site and check the "Rhyme Of The Day", subject names are below.
THE MUSEUM OF
MEASUREMENT AND TIME
WORDS OF RHYME
BY JOHNNY INGRAM
We now call Jefferson Texas our home.
Since 1980, we've no reason to roam.
As personal collections continued to grow:
more space was needed, this we know.
So to a building on Polk Street, we went;
to house the collections and what they meant.
We feature items, from long ago;
and tell stories, of what we know.
Should your travels, bring you near;
you need to visit, since your here.
Time spent with us, bring memories which last.
We feature displays, from times long past.
A visit will fill a void and you may learn;
the stories you hear, is of our concern.
So when you have, a few minutes to spare;
plan a visit, just make sure we're there!
Johnny Ingram, April 2019
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 Some 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)