Archeologist stumbled onto a burial site
Set up a “dig” with historical right
Sifted until they uncovered a tomb
Within the parameters of a room
Carefully displayed all they found
Unusual treasures within the mound
Clues from the past, a chance to learn
Lifestyle patterns to discern
Rusted needles, some recipes,
Garden pants with worn-out knees,
Dilapidated broom, a weaving hook,
Remnants of a child’s storybook
Pewter tray to feed the kittens,
Tiny pair of redarned mittens,
Scrubbing board and clothesline pins,
Bible marked forgiving sins
Hand-crafted cards to some relations,
Paint brushes and art for decoration,
Cameo locket on a tarnished chain,
Scraps of letters revealing pain…
Whose domain did they discover?
The timeless role and care of MOTHER!
Don Aslett of McCammon is the founder of The Museum of Clean, 711 S. 2nd Ave., Pocatello, and still enjoys giving tours to all visitors. Check out the museum’s website at www.museumofclean.com.