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December 27, 1951: A Christmas poem – and a dollar – is left for Brownie

“There is something mighty wholesome about a City whose people can pause in their busy Christmas season to remember an old and beloved dog, I always say.”

December 27, 1951: Thoughts turn to Brownie on Christmas
December 27, 1951: Thoughts turn to Brownie on Christmas

Notes:

  • Fred Langworthy, who often wrote about Brownie for the Daytona Beach News-Journal, had a sports column that often featured Brownie (I’m not really sure why).
  • This is a very sweet article about how the City felt about their Town Dog.
  • Brownie got in a dog fight earlier in the year and needed additional funds to pay his medical bills. This was covered in an earlier post.
  • Someone tied a red ribbon around his neck for the Christmas season.
  • A woman left a dollar and a poem for Brownie, which I’ll copy at the end of this post.
  • I love the last line of this article: “There is something mighty wholesome about a City whose people can pause in their busy Christmas season to remember an old and beloved dog, I always say.”

The Brownie Christmas Poem

Trusting old Brownie,
You’ve done all a dog can do.
Faith to your highest instinct,
Ever loyal, ever true.

And I think when you have ended
Your career of canine cares,
I shall hear the pattering footsteps
As you climb the Golden stairs.

Then I think that some bright angel
At Heaven’s gate will bear you through.
For you never were disloyal.
That’s as well as any dog can do.

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