• If your purse no longer bulges
    and you've lost your golden treasure,
    If times you think you're lonely
    and have hungry grown for pleasure,
    Don't sit by your hearth and grumble,
    don't let mind and spirit harden.
    If it's thrills of joy you wish for
    get to work and plant a garden!

    If it's drama that you sigh for,
    plant a garden and you'll get it
    You will know the thrill of battle
    fighting foes that will beset it
    If you long for entertainment and
    for pageantry most glowing,
    Plant a garden and this summer spend
    your time with green things growing.

    Edgar Albert Guest (1916). “A Heap O' Livin' Along Life's Highway”