Albion Interactive History / People / Edgar Guest

Albion Interactive History

Albion Interactive History / People / Starr Commonwealth

Edgar E. Guest
Poet/Philosopher

 
     Died

In 1940, Detroit “poet/philosopher” Edgar E. Guest came to Albion. Although he was speaking to the leaders of theMichigan Humane Societies, he also saluted co-chairman Floyd Starr and “the fine work he is doing at the Starr Commonwealth for Boys.” Toward the conclusion of his remarks, Guest “added an excellent poetical tribute” which reads in part:

Since there is so much to do
And since the poor so many are,
I think God fashions men like Starr
To bring those needs to me and you.

Source: Keith Fennimore. Faith Made Visible: The History of Floyd Starr and His School. Albion, Michigan: Starr Commonwealth. 1988.

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