recites three poems from memory

Marshall University counted Nelson and Betty Bond among its closest friends. Barbara Winters, Dean of Libraries at Marshall, visited the two of them in their Roanoke home in July 2005 and made a recording of Nelson then aged 95 reciting from memory three of his favorite poems, which he had learned as a young man. He asked me to record the recitation so that I could come back to the University, find the poems, and send him the exact wording. The poems are My Mind Lets Go a Thousand Things by Thomas Bailey Aldrich; The Dawn Wind by Rudyard Kipling; and Those Who Love by Sara Teasdale.
                                 ––Barbara Winters, November 9, 2006

“Mr. Mergenthwirker's Lobblies”

This audio file is a radio adaption of the short story, taken from an old 78-rpm recording disk of the original production from NBC’s “Johnny Presents,” February 11, 1941.
 – 12:12 minutes.

Maintained by the Lisle Brown, Curator, Special Collections
© 2005, Special Collections, Marshall University