FOREWORD Written Note: Fetter Velvel should be Fetter Arril The principal object I had in putting these words to paper was to afford my progeny and their descendants a factual account, so far as I can remember, of the background and forebears of those who shaped our lives and our heritage. It should, as well, […]

Poetry by Bernard Toll, 1935 to 1991

Editor’s Note: The first five poems below appear in the Winter 1935 edition of Golden Verse, whose associate editor was Bernard Toll I MUSED BENEATH AN APPLE TREE I mused beneath an apple tree Of all that trees and men must know– The grass that grows upon the lea. And musing thus, unknowingly, An apple […]

The Unsung Patriot, a play by Bernard Toll

Editor’s Note: Bernard Toll wrote the following play in 1975 for a contest sponsored by Plays and Players, which described itself as “the nation’s oldest little theater group.” The contest was established in honor of the 1976 Bicentennial in the United States; the winning playwright was to be awarded a $500 prize and see his […]