I love this collection:
Golden Treasury of the Familiar by Ralph L. Woods
by Oscar Ameringer
The art of obtaining money from the rich and votes from the poor, on the pretext of protecting each from the other.
One of the best gifts my grandparents ever gave me was the enormous scattering of books around their house: the Ralph L. Woods books, Time-Life western books, National Geographic magazines, Huck Finn, Chinese Mythology, Reader's Digest.......
Do Not Go Gently Into That Good Night
by Dylan Thomas
Do not go gently into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
rage, rage against the dying of the light.
I feel like I've been asleep for months.