In this video created by UpOnThePrairies, you will hear Ernie Wlock, from the Canadian Prairies, share his thoughts about what people can do when they inherit a box of papers or letters containing postage stamps and are not interested in it themselves.
“Stamp Collecting is a wonderful hobby when you are retired. It passes the time and you make a lot of friends”
Soliloquy of a Stamp Collector
by Ernie Wlock
I began my stamp collecting before I was a teen,
The first stamp I acquired, was one of a Queen.
When I became a teen, and had a spare dime,
I collected all stamps that I could find.
Then along came the girls, and for something new,
I shelved my collection for I had other things to do.
Then I get married and the family grows,
And the stamps stay in storage as everyone knows.
Then one day I awoke and found the family all left home,
And my wife was at Bingo, I was left home alone.
So I searched for my albums, which were easy to find,
I got out my tongs, and got back in the grind.
I joined a stamp club, for something to do,
Little did I know, how much they all knew.
Before very long, club elections came along,
I was elected on the executive, as no one wanted to run.
I am now retired and looking for things to do,
Thank God for my “collection” it gives me lots to do.
Every stamp was issued for a reason making it such a great way to study the history of countries all over the world.
Happy stamp collecting!