This 2nd post of Nellie Grover Bamber is again a true pleasure. There are some little things. The image of Grandma Bamber printed on an early dot matrix printer is a piece of history in itself. The poems? Priceless. In the not so recent past I had a conversation with Nancy Hall Nelson about using her Grandma’s Poems in a compilation of I am working on, which will tell the story of the Dust Bowl primarily through the eyes of the Springfield Herald, 1930-1939. I will call that book, “The Dust Bowl: A View from Ground Zero”
Although they are not all dated, the poems which are dated were written over course of many years with the earliest dated 1935 (See Previous Blog post) and the most recent dated 1970. Per my conversation with Nancy I am going to share all of them here. Starting with this post we will present the ones that are dated 1935 or reference the “Dirty Thirties” or “Dust Bowl”. Enjoy.