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Sketchbook Susanne Graham

Two Chairs

By Susanne Graham

"Come into my parlor",
said the golden chair to the stool.
"Come and look how plush I am,
compared with you a wooden stool".
 
Said the stool to the golden chair,
"You did not obey the golden rule.
Haughty and proud are you, but
I too am a chair if only a stool."
 
"Humble and plain am I",
Said the stool to the golden chair.
"The maid sits on me to get milk from the cow,
Milk for the queen.
 
"The queen is pleased to sit on you,
To drink the milk brought by the maid.
So we two chairs have pleased the queen,
Though you are plush and I am plain.
 
"'Love your neighbour as yourself',
That is the golden rule."
So the two chairs have become friends
Even though not the same.

Sketchbook Susanne Graham

Going Out.

By Susanne Graham

When I was a little girl everyone dressed up every time they went out.
They would put on their hat, gloves, and necklace.
 
They didn't like the sun to spoil their fair complexions.
So they wore a hat.
 
They didn't like the wind to dry out their lovely soft hands.
So they wore gloves.
 
They liked to look pretty.
So they wore a necklace.
 
Today we still like to wear a hat to keep the sun off our face.
We wear hand cream to protect our hands from the harsh sun and wind.
And we wear a necklace to look beautiful.
 
Looking and feeling beautiful is still why we dress up today.

Sketchbook Susanne Graham

Granny's Kitchen

By Susanne Graham

In Granny's kitchen there is a big green arm chair.
Above the chair is a large Fenwick Clock with roman numerals on it that tell the time.
 
The numbers go:
 
I = 1
II = 2
III = 3
IV = 4
V = 5
VI = 6
VII = 7
VIII = 8
IX = 9
X = 10
XI = 11
XII = 12
Next to the clock is a barometer.
It has a temperature gauge on the top to give the temperature in the room.
 
It has a round faced weather gauge to measure the atmospheric pressure.
It tells whether it is going to be sunny, rain or storm.
 
And on the bottom the small round window measures the humidity in the air.
That tells how much moisture there is in the air.
 
Granny looks at it each day to see what the weather is going to be like.
She knows whether she will need an umbrella, coat or hat if she goes out for the day.