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James Whitcomb Riley - The Passing Of The Backhouse (Vinyl)

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  1. Author of numerous beloved poetry volumes, James Whitcomb Riley was widely known for books such as The Old Swimmin’-Hole and ’Leven More Poems, Riley Child-Rhymes, Out to Old Aunt Mary’s, and An Old Sweetheart. Born in Indiana in , he was drawn to poetry even before he was able to read. Neglectful of his studies, Riley preferred to take walks in the countryside, read books of his own.
  2. James contacted me and said he had a hand written orignal of the poem "The Passing of the Backhouse" by James Whitcomb Riley. He keeps the original poem in a safe so he took the pages out and scanned them into a PDF. I made images of the three hand written pages that you see on this page. Here is what he said.
  3. We have a few copies of the poem The Passing of the Backhouse for sale in our museum and you can order it through the mail by sending check to Fulton Co. Hist. Soc., 37 E N, Rochester IN The cost is $5 plus $ S&H. Someone published it in on postcards & attributed it to James Whitcomb Riley.
  4. Dec 08,  · I was having so much fun over at Riley’s home and Billie Lou Wood center, the email said we are allowed to record indoors and I am so happy that I get to meet Santa Claus and Mr. Riley/Professor.
  5. A barefoot boy! I mark him at his play— Author of numerous beloved poetry volumes, James Whitcomb Riley was widely known for books such as The Old Swimmin’-Hole and ’Leven More Poems, Riley Child-Rhymes, Out to Old Aunt Mary’s, and An Old Sweetheart. Born in Indiana in , he was drawn to poetry even before he was able to read.
  6. Riley gave up the national touring and returned to Indianapolis about He lived his later years as an invited (paying) houseguest in the of the Nicum and Holstein family home in the Lockerbie Square area of Indianapolis. That home is preserved today as the James Whitcomb Riley Home and .
  7. James Whitcomb Riley was born on October 7, , in the town of Greenfield, Indiana, the third of the six children of Reuben Andrew and Elizabeth Marine Riley. Riley's father was an attorney, and in the year before Riley's birth, he was elected a member of the Indiana House of Representatives as a Democrat. He developed a friendship with James.
  8. Variously attributed to James Whitcomb Riley, Robert Leonard Dodd, and others. Cf. BAL, v. 7, p. First line: When memory keeps me company. Description: 1 broadside ; 31 x 16 cm: Other Titles: When memory keeps me company Passing of the back-house On the passing of the backhouse Passing of the backhouse.

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