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Monday, December 7, 2009

It's My 200th Post!!



I  knew I could, I knew I could, I knew I could, I knew I could!  This is my 200th post!  Just chug, chugging along!  It's been great, and I plan to hang around a while longer!


That having been said, I'll move on to my next topic!  A friend sent me this poem on email, and I felt I just had to share it with all of you, because it carcked me up!  I'm sure some of you will love it, too!
The Night Before Christmas

T' was the night before Christmas at Rock-AwayRest,                                                                                

And all of us seniors were looking our best.


Our glasses, how sparkly, our wrinkles, how merry;

Our punch bowl held prune juice plus three drops of sherry.



A bed sock was taped to each walker, in hope

That Santa would bring us soft candy and soap.

We surely were lucky to be there with friends,

Secure in this residence and in our Depends.





Our grandkids had sent us some Christmassy crafts,

Like angels in snowsuits and penguins on rafts.

The dental assistant had borrowed our teeth,

And from them she'd crafted a holiday wreath.





The bedpans, so shiny, all stood in a row,

Reflecting our candle's magnificent glow.

Our supper so festive -- the joy wouldn't stop --

Was creamy warm oatmeal with sprinkles on top.





Our salad was Jell-O, so jiggly and great,

Then puree of fruitcake was spooned on each plate.

The social director then had us play games,

Like "Where Are You Living?" and "What Are Your Names?"





Old Grandfather Looper was feeling his oats,

Proclaiming that reindeer were nothing but goats.

Our resident wanderer was tied to her chair,

In hopes that at bedtime she still would be there.





Security lights on the new fallen snow

Made outdoors seem noon to the old folks below.

Then out on the porch there arose quite a clatter

But we are so deaf that it just didn't matter.





A strange little fellow flew in through the door,

Then tripped on the sill and fell flat on the floor.

'Twas just our director, all togged out in red.

He jiggled and chuckled and patted each head.





We knew from the way that he strutted and jived

Our social security checks had arrived.

We sang -- how we sang -- in our monotone croak,

Till the clock tinkled out its soft eight p.m. stroke.





And soon we were snuggling deep in our beds

While nurses distributed nocturnal meds.

And so ends our Christmas at Rock-Away Rest.

'Fore long you'll be with us; we wish you the best.

34 comments:

Vodka Logic said...

That is adorable. "Then puree of fruitcake" add a little rum it can't be that bad
Thanks for sharing.

Ekanthapadhikan said...

This sure is a very cute and quirky poem. The images are brought out in such naive tones that one'd keep looking at those bedside-pans as if they're some rare china dishes!

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

Thank you so much for featuring my portrait on your Blog! When I 'sat' for Da Vinci, who knew someone would still use it? (..no....really!)
Thanks also for the pome, (you see, rhymes with tome,) because I like to start every day laughing and can always count on you!

singedwingangel said...

roflmbo.. that is too cute..

My name is PJ. said...

First of all, congratulations on being 200! You don't look a day over 30!

The poem is cute. Someone was very talented!

Alix said...

Wonderful Eva! It "carcked" me up too!

I ♥ you!

Alix said...

Oh yeah... CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR 200th POST!

Way to go! Looking forward to the next 200!

Peggy said...

Very funny poem Eva! Thanks for sharing it!

Returning the SITS love!
Peggy

jinksy said...

That's an absolute gem. Who was the author, or authoress?! Somebody after my own heart, I think... Congrats on the 200 mark - long may the posts continue.

Eva Gallant said...

V Logic: rum makes everything better!

Ekan: Where have you been? I've missed you! Welcome back!

Lucy: I was hoping it was okay to use that picture! Glad I can start your day with a chuckle!

singed: I just had to share it!

PJ: thanks! (for not looking 200! can't take credit for the poem. someone was very clever!

Alix: we must have the same funny bones!

Peggy: thanks for stopping by!

Kristina P. said...

I love this version a lot better!

Happy 200th!

glnroz said...

i think I was there,,

Meeko Fabulous said...

Congrats on the 200th post Eva! :)

Christy said...

tee hee!
Congrats on your 200th post!!

Ms Bibi said...

200 posts....awesome.

Love the poem, very funny and corky.

Thank you for stopping by.

blueviolet said...

That was really cute!!! Happy 200th Post!

Steven Anthony said...

great poem....the images in my mind noe,lol congrats on number 200

Mesina said...

200 posts!! WOW! The poem was so funny, I laughed and smiled just like I usually do when I stop by to see you Eva. Thanks for sharing that! x

Jen said...

OH, my!!!! How exciting !?Someone was really clever... Congrats, Eva, on your 200th post. Hey,you are well on your way.....2010 should be fantastic!!

Mandy's Life After 30 said...

Congrats on your 200th post! Glad you'll be sticking around.

Joanna Jenkins said...

TWO HUNDRED POSTS! Wow, Eva, that's BIG.
congratulations and thanks for all the great writing and photos! More please.
xo

Helene said...

That is the funniest poem!!! And congratulations on your 200th post...awesome!

Eddie Bluelights said...

Congratulations on your 200th post, Eva, and a great one to celebrate it.
Laughed my socks off!!
Must visit much more often because I think you know by now I have a good sense of humour LOL
See you soon
Eddie x

Eva Gallant said...

Jinksy: Thanks. No author was listed for the poem.

Kristina: Me, too!

Glen: You were? How was that pureed fruitcake?

Meeko: Thanks!

Christy: Thanks!

Ms. Bibi: Glad you stopped by.

Blue: Thanks!

Steven: glad you liked the poem!

Mesina: Glad I can make you laugh!

Jen: Thanks! I hope 2010 is great.

Mandy: Thank you!

Joanna: Thanks for the kind words.

Helene: Thanks so much!

Eddie: You're welcome to visit anytime.

UberGrumpy said...

Brilliant! I've rewritten this poem too but not as well as you did. Great job.

Mind you I'm waiting until Christmas to post mine; are we there yet?

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

OMG too funny. Congrats on reaching 200.

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

Congrats on your 200th! That's awesome! This is so funny! And cute.

tattytiara said...

Geez, I just had another blog I follow celebrate their 200th post. I've got a lot of catching up to do to hang with you big kids!

Congratulations, and I'm looking forward to the next 200.

The Dapper Darling said...

200...yeah!!!!!!!!!!

Tam said...

Congrats on hitting 200! Lovin' every word - keep it up!

The Retired One said...

This cracked me up! How funny..I used to run an Assisted Living facility, so it made me laugh.
Congrats on the 200th post...so proud of you and I am sure you will do at least 200 more...hope so, because you have a wonderful blog. Keep up that humor...I just love it.

dogimo said...

Congratulations Eva! And many happy returns.

carol said...

ha ha. I've worked in nursing homes.

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Great posts. We have to have a sense of humour (The proper spelling!) as we get older. Bits fall off me most days. Happy new year.