December 22nd, 2006

college mike

Surprises while cleaning (Merry Winter Solstice)

I was cleaning yesterday and found a beautifully addressed envelope with no return address and a Minneapolis postmark dated Jan 20 2005. Enclosed was "Grim's Fairy Cabaret, A Musical Extravaganza Featuring Old Beats in New Meters". I shall share a short excerpt here... (#6 of 7)

Putting' on the Gander
If you're down
Your mind is slack and you're a clown
Why don't you pack and go to town
With a golden goose
Keep your feet,
Don't mind the danger, those you meet
Each passing stranger can't get loose
From the golden goose
You'll cause quite a scene with your procession
Where a princess suffers from depression
Court's in session
Make her laugh, you'll get a ring and roughly half
Of daddy's kingdom for your use--
Tell me who's the goose?

with due respects to "Puttin' on the Ritz" by Irving Berlin
Copywright Author John M. Ford from "The Holiday Missive 2004-5" A Speculative Engineering Production mmv

There are reminders everywhere, which is a good thing. I wish I'd gotten more of those holiday missives, but we were out of touch for years.
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