In searching for something special for the holiday season, I came across this poem, provided by Jim Chrismer, taken from The Aegis and Intelligencer. There was no date and the author is only listed by initials, but I thought it would be fun to share this "Christmas card" with you. Enjoy and have a wonderful holiday season as you walk through 19th century Bel Air.
– Carol Deibel
Bel Air Business Directory
By W. T. S.
Ye strangers who may come to town
We're glad to see your faces,
Please notice our directory
Ere you visit business places.
For all your wants, these 'Christmas times,'
We've made provision ample,
Call round and see, (and bring your dimes,)
We're pleased to show a sample.
And when with business you've got through
Or before you have begun, sir,
You may have an inclination to
Regale the "inner man" sir.
So if your "whistle dry" should feel,