Monday, July 27, 2009

Bits and Pieces From My Childhood

Listen, my children, and you shall hear of the midnight ride of Paul Revere. Twas the 18th of April in 79, hardly a man is still alive who remembers that famous day and year. One if by land and two if by sea, and I on the opposite shore shall be, ready and waiting to spread the alarm to every Middlesex village and farm...

In fourteen hundred and ninety two Columbus sailed the ocean blue.

I have to live with myself and so
I want to be fit for myself to know
I want to be able as the days go by
To look myself right in the eye...

Make new friends but keep the old
One is silver and the other gold.

Once I was a tadpole grubbing in the mire
Till I became ambitious and started to aspire
I rubbed my tail so vigorously against a sunken log
It disappeared completely and I found myself...a frog!...

Righty tighty lefty loosey.

The Goops they lick their fingers
The Goops they lick their knives
They wipe their mouths on the tablecloths
They lead disgusting lives...

When in the course of human events, it becomes ...

Four score and seven years ago...

The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.

Be sure your sin will find you out.

Be ye kind, one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving each other, even as God, for Christ's sake, has forgiven you.

Every Good Boy Does Fine

A penny saved is more than a penny earned.


Kirby & Annie said...

Ok, I'm sorry. This probably ain't nuffin' nice... but.. it's been bothering me. Wasn't it the 18th of April in '75? I mean, by '79, the war was pretty much all over.

If you come up here to visit me, you can tour Paul Revere's house (which we've never done because it costs), and tour the church where the lanterns hung (which we've done because it's free). And see the cemetery where Mother Goose is buried. And other lovely historical stuff.

Elisarose said...

Yes, I'm sure you're right. Being as it makes sense logically, actually rhymes, and you live there.

I would LOVE to see all that stuff. Maybe sometime I can come... tell me when??