A THOUGHT FOR YOU
Susan found some papers from mother. I was impressed with mother's poetry collection. This poem was memorized by a brother of my great grandmother Mercy Weston.
"Kindness to Animals"
A verse on a watering trough on Holloway Hill between Bath and Willow, England learned by Joseph Weston as a youth and repeated to Samuel Weston (brother) on 10th of November 1931 about three weeks before Joseph's death.
A man of kindness, to his beasts is kind
But brutal actions show a brutal mind,
Remember! He who made thee, made the brute,
Who gave thee speech & reason, formed him mute,
He can't complain, but God's all-seeing eye
Behold thy cruelty and hears his cry,
He was designed thy Servant, not thy Drudge,
Remember! His Creator is thy Judge.
A watering trough is a place for animals to drink. This watering trough is found in Florida. The hand pump is used to pump water for the animals.