How much for the ''Tappan Vee'' Bridge

Written by: Duke Beaufort

Tradition in old English proves
The plural for roof was once rooves
Back then grooves in courses
From heavy hooved horses
Formed goofs in the turf known as gooves

Author's note:  We keep a dial telephone in the house so that the youts who visit us can try 
it out!  Many have never seen or used one before.  And what does this nonsense have to do 
with the above?