Poems and songs often tell more of the cultural history of a people than do the facts and figures of the record books. It is our plan to run a series of poems and songs written by local people or about local events and we urge readers to share.

Lyman Williams (1911 – 1985) lived on the Arm Road with his wife Rose (Niles) and children Frank, Mary, Barbara, Donna and Calvin. This poem was published in issue #28 of the A-CHS Newsletter.




Lyman Williams

The twinkle of the snow flake upon the frostie ground,

Soon form a white covering of beauty all around.

Soon the laughing stream will be singing a melody of it’s own,

And the birds in the tree tops like a ‘King upon his throne.;