Re: The Boys of Summer (Jerry S 41344)
- Hi Jerry
Re."I have yet to know the joy of having grandchildren"
My friend, prepare to be amazed. Your life will be forever changed.
You will no longer be held to account for childhood misdemeanours as with your own offspring.That is the responsibility of their parents and you only get to see the good side.
Warning: Do not presume you will be allowed to give the baby its name,because you can bet your life that name will be on the list of the parents 'No Way Jose'.
Re.your "Cake & Icecream for breakfast" Go for it but swear them to secrecy or your place may be a 'no go area' in future once their mum & dad get to hear of it.
Once I let my eldest granddaughter have a school girl friend to stay with her for the night. They were both about thirteen years old and when they arose in the morning I served them boiled eggs and toast.
Acceptable you make think but in hindsight perhaps I should have served the toast in triangles rather than cut into strips as kids buttered soldiers.One good thing about being a grandad:The kids expect you to be a tad senile and laugh it off when you embarrass them.
Finally Jerry,come February you will begin an experience to savour
for the rest of your life.
My very best regards to the parents and grandad.
- Carol,Nice poem. I enjoyed reading it. The effect lingered a while.Jay-----Original Message-----
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of carol_emt87
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 8:41 PM
Subject: [ticket2write] The Boys of Summer (a poem)
The other night I had a dream
about three young baseball players
golden boys of summer
They play for the Kansas City Royals
My goodness, they are beautiful.
Dark blonde left fielder Alex Jonathan Gordon
Lincoln Nebraska Native
Graduate of Lincoln Southeast High School
and a former Nebraska Cornhusker
Lead off lefty
His smile lights up his face
strong and tall
just about every girl's fantasy
Whiskered brunette right fielder
Lilburn Georgia naitve
Jeffrey Braden "Frenchy" Francouer
swings fifth, bares his dazzling teeth
at the plate, long and lean
Los Angeles born full-tilt male third baseman
Michael Christopher "Moose" Moustakas
Bats third, cheeks bulge with bubble gum
dark wavy hair perched above muscular shoulders
Did I mention that these fellas are attractive?
In the dream, all three of them came to my house one evening
I greeted them at the door
these lovely young men, in the dream,
followed me into the house
I sat them down and
fed them pot roast, roasted vegetables and
thick slices of lemon meringue pie.
And I woke up feeling my age
and incredibly disappointed.