by Johnny Ingram
The Surveyor's Historical Society, a link to the past;
by studying boundaries, we help make them last.
The study of methods, from times of old;
keep knowledge fresh, from growing cold.
The subject we study, is boundaries - as they are today;
the lines we choose, began - each in their own way.
At least once each year, we meet somewhere;
to review these lines or recover with care.
The boundaries selected, for this kind of attention;
are from the past and rate a special mention.
The persons who meet, for this specific endeavor;
do it for meaning and not just to gather.
Each person has an agenda in their chosen role;
to "walk in their footsteps ", is our common goal.
Whether you dress of the period or come as you are;
when you are present, you help raise the bar.
MAY I MAKE A POINT, WITH AN INVITE ?
If we fail to remember, things from our past;
and allow memories to fade - will our history last?
So we invite you, be a living history buff;
join SHS to study equipment, old surveyors - boundaries and stuff.
Let's play with numbers, maybe give it a name?
In the next few lines, we'll play a game.
Pick three different numbers, none a zero.
Then reverse the order, is the way to go!
Now subtract the sets, large and the small.
you'll still have three numbers, different - that's all.
I can't tell you the sum, we have now;
but, I want you impressed and to say wow!
Ok, now reverse the order again;
and add the two sets, together my friend.
The total you have, now numbers four;
are any the same, as they were before?
Take this set of numbers and multiple them;
by the number 40, I'll know the total then.
The group now numbers five and I have the sum;
I just don't remember, from when we begun!
The five numbers, in this last group;
represent a cycle, we've gone in a loop.
The last number, when expressed in square feet;
are equal to an acre, now isn't that neat?
Oh you say, none of the sets, did I disclose?
Does it really matter, at the end they were froze!
Okay, if that's what it takes to make this an art;
the second was 1089, the third 43,560 - now aren't I smart?
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