Prepare to enter the wild and wooly world of an adult with Aspergers Syndrome, a form of autism characterized by intellignce, quirks, social difficulties and downright strange and oddish behaviours.

People with Aspergers generally are high functioning in everyday life but have great difficulty connecting with others due to the inability to read faces, body language and subtle verbal clues. They also tend to take words literally and have a hard time multi-tasking.

Oversensitivity to touch (clothing has to be soft and often the tags removed), light (do not leave home without the sunglasses), sound (loud noises and noisey places are avoided), taste (many Aspies have quite a limited diet and are frequently very picky eaters) and smells makes the everyday existence more of a challenge.

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To find out more about what Aspergers is..please check out my earliest blog entries

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Grumbling Jones, a ballad from 1905


I bought a school girls, handwritten journal/ notebook, today from an estate sale. I'm trying to make heads or tails from it. It is dated Jan 1, 1905- July 31, 1905. It's quite beautifully written, the handwriting that is. The floppy paperback is full of songs, church hymns, holiday and Bible verses written out. Another section is history notes, along with a little algebra.
For me to better understand things, I need to write them out.
Here is a ballad or a song. I'm not sure if it is original to the author or something popular at the time. I can't find any references on google, but that means little as I can't find info online regarding a number of my interests.
If you know anything about this ballad or any others I post, please let me know.
"Grumbling Jones"
1 Old Jones was gruff and sour enough,
Oh La La La La La La_____
He walked around his nose on the ground
Oh La La La_________
He never laughed nor pleasure quaffed
But frowned on all he'd see
And if you'd meet him on the street
You'd from his presence flee.
Chorus; Ha ha ha. Ha ha ha
For nobody thinks you're smart.
You sour old. Elf Beashamed of yourself.
La la la
You had better be jolly And see your own folly
And cultivate a cheerful heart.
2. He had no friends you may defend
Oh! La la_______
To call upon when things went wrong
Oh! La la la la la la la la
For if to him a friend you'd been
In trouble or in need
He'd then in turn your favor spurn
And ne'er your kind-ness heed.
Chorus
And when he's dead and in the ground
Oh! La la la la ________
There is none to mourn or look for-lorn
Oh! La la la la _________
And if my friend you would pretend
To gain sweet friendship here,
Be good and true to all mankind.
The end you need not fear.
Chorus

I'd be interested to find out if this was a popular ballad or some type or ode, tale or song. If you have any info, please leave a comment.

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