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That Day I Spent on Choccolocco   1 comment

Above:  Choccolocco Mountain, Jacksonville, Alabama

Image Source = United States Fish and Wildlife Service

(http://www.fws.gov/southeast/mountainlongleaf/)

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A Useful Website:

http://choccoloccomountain.com/

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As backward oft my mind is carried,

To scenes of pleasure long ago,

The place of all where most I’ve tarried–

That day I spent on Choccolocco.

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My heart was gayer, spirit lighter,

Than was the gentle zephyr’s blow,

And Lizzie’s face was never brighter,

That day I spent on Choccolocco.

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I’ve been in many a place since then;

Seen clearer streams more graceful flow;

But oft I’ve long to live again,

That day I spent on Choccolocco.

JOHN DODSON TAYLOR, SR.