I visited, with my girlfriend, about thirty years ago,
A rickety, weather-beaten town church,
My friend asked old Mr. Tharp a question --
Although old, he recalled yesterday as today --
It turns out that he knew everyone in the town --
Impressed by his clear-headedness, I could only shake my head
He said, "I not only know him, but I also know his mother
by D. Edgar Murray 06/15/2000.