The Treasure Hunter

A blog by Joanne Yatvin

Songs to Sing

From this Vally you say you are leaving. Do not hasten to bid me adue. Just remember the Read River valley. And the sweathart who loved you so true.

I have promised you darling that never Will a word from my lips cause you pain, I will stay by your side dear forever If you only will love me again

Come and sit by arm if you love me , Do not hasten to bid me adue Just remember the Read River value And the sweethart who loves you so true.

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine, You make me happy when skies are gray. Youl never know dear how much I love you. Please don’t take my sunshine away

The other knight dear when I was sleeping, I dreamt I held you in my arms, When I awoke dear I was mistaken, I just held my head and cried

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. You make me happy when skies are gray’. You’l never know dear how much I love you. Please don’t take the sunshine away.


Give my regards to Broadway, Remember me to Herald square. . Tell all the boys at forty second street that I will soon be there Tell them of how I’m yearning to mingle with the old time crowd Just tell them xxxx and I’ll be there here soon


Oh, I ain’t got a barrel of money, Maybe its ragged and funny. But we’ll travel along singing a song , side by side.

Oh we don’t know what’s coming tomorrow. Maybe it’s. trouble and sorrow. But we’ll travel along singing a song, side by side.


On top of old Smokey all covered with snow, I Lost my true lover come a courtin to slow Though courtin is pleasure and parting is grief A false harted lover is worse than a thief.

He’ll hug you and kiss you and But a false harted lover will leave you in your grave. And the grave will decay you and turn you to dust, But a false harted lover will bring you to rust,

So come all you maidens and listen to me, Never leave your affection on a green willow tree. For the tree it will wither and turn into dust But a false harted lover will give you no trust

He’ll hug you and kiss you and bring you to lust, But a false hearted lover will turn you to dust. So come all you maidens and listen to me, Never leave your affections on a green willow tree.

For the tree it will wither and turn into dust Not more than one-man a poor girl can trust

On top of old smokey all covered with snow
I lost my true lover for courting too slow
For courting’s a pleasure and parting’s a grief But a false harted lover is worse than a thief

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Sing Another Song For a Good Day

Today may seem like a hard time for singing because money and good health are scarce these days. Many of us have lost good jobs and our cities look worn out. Families cant afford enough money anymore. So today I thought it might be good for us to sing a song together. It’s one that made me happy long ago. So please sing with me now and we may all feel better soon.


Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high Theres a land that I heard of once in a lullaby Somewhere over the rainbow skies are blue And clouds highing over the rainbow Can make all your dreams come true

Today I’ll wish upon a star And wake up when clouds are far behind me Where troubles melt like lemon drops High above our chimney tops That’s where you’ll find me

Somewhere over the rainbow Bluebirds fly Birds fly over the rainbow Why then, oh why can’t I?

I see trees of green and red roses too Watch them bloom for me and you And I think to myself What a wonderful world I see skys of blue and clouds of white Bright blessed days and dark sacred knights And I think to myself What a Wonderfull world The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky Are smiling on the faces of people passing bye I see friends shake hands and say hullow But what they really mean is I love youI hear babies cry, and I see them grow They learn much more than I will ever know And I think to myself what a wonderful world Yess, I think to myself what a wonderful world

Someday I’ll wish upon a star

Wake up where the clouds are far behind us

where trouble melts like lemon drops

High above the chimney tops

That’s where you’ll find me

Somewhere over the rainbow bluebirds sing

Birds fly over the rainbow

Oh why, oh why can’t I?

I see trees of green and red Roses too

I’ll watch them bloom fore me and you

And I think to myself

What a wonderful world I see skies of blue, Clouds of white The brightness of day, the dark, say goodnight And I think to myself, what a Wonderfull world

The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky Are also on the faces of people passing by And I think to myself what a wonderful world Yes, I think it’s a wonderful world


Let’s Vote For a Better World

Since the time for voting comes very soon I think everyone should do ther best to vote intelligently. But I am concerned about our understanding of the voting processes and weather all the results will be be accepted by Donald Trump or us.

Trump’s recent actions have made me recognize how little power we have as citizens while he as our president believes he has the right to do whatever he desires. Our rights and needs seem unimportant to him and his followers. His only interest appears to be having power, and that seems to be supported by many people who have followed him so far.

Right now, our country seems in poor shape with no positive actions or plans moving in. Instead thousands of people have died needlessly over the past seven months, and there seems to be no end to illness or death coming our way. Instead, we should be working hard to improve our health, learning, and ability to become strong and smart leaders in our community.

Because Trump fears that many of us won’t vote for him, he is determined to destroy our ability to mail in our votes in the coming election. According to his opinion the only proper way for voting is making a personal appearance.

Trump’s attempts to stop our voting suggests that he is ready to do whatever will give him four more years as president. But if he succeeds to do that our country may not survive those years.

Personally, I’m not ready to accept his claims or needs as legitament. Instead I hope that all wise Americans will share my feelings and vote wisely at this important time. In addition, I would like to hear any suggestions you have for our positive actions. We need to act strongly and fairly for our benefit and the continuing of our world.


It’s Time to Make The World Good Again

In writing a brief message to you people last week I didn’t explain my strong fears about our needs for the future. But today I want to explain my concerns even if I’m completely wrong. And especially, I would like to hear your opinions because many of you may be wiser about the changes in our country than I am.

When I wrote a brief comment in my recent article a few days ago, I didn’t mention how troubled I’ve was recently because of the dangerous happenings in our country, and our inability to control any of them. Over the past few months we have seen thousands of healthy people overcommed by a powerful and invisible virus. And so far, we have ben unable to persuade most of them to change there dangerous actions. Our only way to protect ourselves so far has been to wear masks over our faces, but unfortunately many of us have refused to use them during the most dangerous times, and have continued there unwillingness to comply.

Right now, I am strongly aware of the events that have severely damaged our country in the past year. And even now many people are still bringing serious problems into our lives. Even though we are heartened by the recent news report claiming that a new vaccine will soon be produced and protect us from the virus, too many people refuse to recognize all the dangerous changes still in our country now.

Even if we are protected from the virus in the future, we must deal with the dangerous events that have recently crept into our lives. For instance, parts of our country are being destroyed by huge fires that have killed many people already and we can do nothing to protect them. How many lives must be lost in order for us to be persuaded that our new dangers may continue for a long time and expand they’re destructions? Why do so many of us believe we are now returning to a safe and comfortable world when there is no such evidence?

Although I have never ben trained in science, I can’t stop believing that our world has changed dangerously in the recent past, and will get worse if we don’t end our foolish behavior and become thoughtful when we chose our actions? Dangerous pollutions are now being released everywhere by workers, industries and automobiles, poisoning our air and heating our climates beyond safety.

I believe we now must work together to restore the safe world we once new. But that will happen only if all of us change our behavior and make sure that our appointed leaders work to preserve our health, safety, and good jobs. They must also protect us from those thoughtless people who just want to make money for themselves without any regard for our safety or the future of our world.



This World Will Rise Again

In my mind I have seen the world around us filled with clouds, snow, and human poverty. Our only hope is to bild a strong country again for every one who wants to work hard and help others to do the same. In the beginning we must be willing to work hard, and find others who will do the same. help those who are still impoverished we can succeed and make our country great again.

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PLESE Don’t wipe away this article WHICH I HAVE NOT YET COMPLETED.

Just yesterday, I decided to tell all my listeners about the good changes that have come into The WaterMark recently. For several years, many of us have been living alone and doing nothing important to live stronger and have a good life. All most of us like to do is to sit in our apartments sleeping or watching the television. But, now everyone seems to be feeling more hopeful about the future, and desiring some strong positive changes in our communitie.

For instance, the managers of our building have decided that now is the time for them to create good activities for all our healthy residents, hoping that they will improve there personal abilities and interests enough to feel strong and eager to live for the future. But, some of them are still using much of their time to eat meals, roam around our building, or just stay inside there apartments because they feel the available activities are not good enough for them to join. In addition, many of those who are already growing old with poor health do not believe they will have a good place to live anymore. So they spend all their time eating, sleeping, talking or just watching movies in the building’s auditorium.

However when hen there is something interesting going on in our building, it is likely to be a game with prizes, a big food party, or a good movie. And recently, a few new activities have become available to everyone interested in improving their health. And some new health specialists have come into our building regularly to teach beginners how to move their bodies safely, walk without falling, and they now no longer need a cain for walking.

Because planting flowers outside our building, or dancing in our auditorium may become a reguler experience. Specialists have ben chosen from other places to come to our building every week and help our people improve there abilitie to walk safely or use a cain to help them.

I know our leaders are working strongly to bring good health and longer lives to everyone and has helped a lot because now, many of the people who were sitting alone in their apartments regularly have decided to join activities that are difficult but much better for increasing there health. All I can say is that everyone deserves good activities that will help them to live longer and stronger than they were before. Certainly everyone here should have the opportunity to try activities that might move them to live longer and stronger, than they expect and also to enjoy all the time available here in the WaterMark building,

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Recently I have seen the world around us filled with clouds, snow, and human poverty. Our only hope is to produce a strong country again is to work hard as good leaders. With us willing to cooperate, work hard, and help those who are still impoverished we can succeed and make our country great again


My Apology

Dear Friends,

I want to apologize for my negative comments on the piece we all read and discussed. What started me off was the difficult form of the story we were given to read. Unfortunately, most of the pages were not marked with numbers and I got lost in all the pieces of writing we received I wound up trying to read the story and it confused me badly because of it’s mixed up pages. Ultimately I just disliked the whole story. But now I admit that there were many good qualities in the piece we read, but I just jumped at the parts that didn’t make me happy. I realize now that I was strongly affected by my difficulty in reading the story. I’m sure I would have ben much more positive if I hadn’t been bothered by pages that did not come to me clearly.

Joanne Yatvin

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A knew Letter To My Good Friends

Here I am again frends with a difficult spelling of words. But I am ready to do my best once more. Just a few weeks ago I red your recent responses to me, and they were so sweet that I decided to write again now even though writing correctly is still difficult for me. So this time I will try to explain some of my problems and how I try to deal with them.

For about three years I have ben living in a large and handsome building that is very well managed and contains a hundred or more men and women of different ages, backgrounds, and interests. When it comes to time for our evening dinner several people-mostly men-chose to eat alone in there private apartments. But for the most part large numbers of men and women choose to dine with friends in our large dining room. Even then however people have different choices. Some eat dinner their regularly but don’t seem to notes anyone else. They just want to eat there food and then leave the room. On the other hand many women–not men– are eager to eat with different people every day. I think they want to become friendly with fokes they haven’t met yet in there classrooms.

When it comes to breakfast all of us eat inside our rooms every morning. After that I go downstairs in an elevator, with my cart because I need important items with me. Actually, they are just pieces of paper and a pencil that I will use later. I will write all the important things I need to remember because my memory doesn’t last very long. So I try to carry everything I need everyday, and also get to the right time for dinner in the evening. There I always want to eat with my friends. Here recently eating times have ben changed, and I have trouble remembering when to go down at the wright time.

Strangely, my best memories are the songs I learned to sing long ago and the foods I always liked to eat. But I cant remember easily the names of all my friends. Even though I try to write down names and everything else that is important to me, I often forget to look at what I have written down. In addition I am not a good speller anymore, so I have to check all the words I’ve written before I mail any of my letters. And sometimes I also forget how to speak ordinary words. For example, I may not remember to ask for “milk” when I order tee after dinner .

Although all the things Ive mentioned today may have suggested that I lost most of my abilities, I wrote this message to you today without help from anyone else. When I misspelled some words that I wrote, I did recognize them afterward and tried to correct them before sending you this paper. Altho many of the abilities I used easily in the past are now more difficult for me, that is actually normal for most people of my age. Just later this week I will be celebrating my ninty year birthday, and I will still be able to exercise with young women every morning. ( Men don’t usually get up early around here) So I am pleased that I still remember your faces and voices as I did before. In addition I wrote this letter to you without help from anyone else except the owners of this company who regularly put red lines under any words they think are written incorrectly. Although I appreciate there help when I need it, I also think that some of them are too critical of smart people like me.


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