Ervay Hotel, Livery & Feed Barn

Springport, Jackson County, Michigan

July 17, 1909

Submitted by: Sara Dianne Austin Myers

Post Card dated July 17, 1909, was sent to Mrs. George Root, Mulliken, MI.

(Florence Elma Ervay-Root) from her brother, Zeph D. Ervay.



When Zeph D. Ervay made up his mind

To go into the livery stable

He hustled around and sold his stock

As fast as he was able,

He got rid of his horses, cattle and hogs.

O!  He didnít know what to do

But he hunted around until Dean was found

Then got rid of his dollars too.

To go into a thing like that they said

He surely had no sense.

But he proved it square that he had his share

Of what is called common sense.

He went to Spring Port, so goes the report

And brought horses, buggies and sled.

And there he has stuck by the fire of mere pluck

And will stick until he is dead.

And there heíll stick till heís dead.


Poem By:  Florence Elma (Ervay) Root  (no year and no name for poem) written about her brother Zeph D. Ervay when he went into the livery stable business with someone named Dean.  Dean who??  I donít know. 

April 21, 2004 - Transposed by Sara Dianne Austin Myers 


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