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Friday, May 25, 2007

Happy Carnival of the Mundane Friday

Happy Dance Friday has been pre empted and will return next Friday because michael c, one of my favorite bloggies, over at "The Wonderful World of Nothing Worthwhile" is hosting the Carnival of the Mundane today. The topic is "Summer".

"Mundane Summer Memories"

Sweat, hot, ice water.
Give me a quarter
for the Good Humor Man.

Hop scotch, school's out, skates
with keys to keep them on.

Swimming pools, beaches, sand...
And a ride in the car on Sundays.

Lemon aid, iced tea, baseball games
Carnivals coming to town!

"Dancing in the Streets", "Up On the Roof"
"Under the Boardwalk", "Summer in the City"
Playing on the radio.

Mussels, clams, lobster,
Dads drinking beer,
playing baseball.

Sunburns, peeling, Noxema,
Moms playing bingo on Fridays.

Playing outside,
No computers.
We survived!!!

at the end,
Reading books for school...
Hating it.

The dreaded shopping
For the return to school clothes....
Summer ends.



Michael C said...

Now that makes me want to put on some Beach Boys and Dance, Dance, Dance!!!

BikerbabeNJ said...

You for the bennies! lol... great thoughts to officially start the summer.

BikerbabeNJ said...

oops you forgot* (for those of you who don't know what a "bennie" is... it's what we here call the "weekenders from NY, DE, CT, PA.. oh yeah, and the vacationers)

Patti said...

I love "Summer in the City."

Nice poem. Have a fun Memorial Day weekend ;~)

Karl said...

Some wonderful poetry to start the summer off right. Thanks for popping by my blog. The Carnival is great for meeting new folks.

The CEO said...

Ah, the music did it for me. Thank you for making me young again!

Glamourpuss said...

Summer holidays are even better if you're a teacher. Sigh. I miss that.

Thanks for the memories...


Matt-Man said...

Nice job odat...Enjoy the weekend. Cheers!!

Lee said...

Oh the memories flooding in! I remember as a child being so so bored in the summer. If only I could feel that again.


Odat said...

thanks michael for making it seem like Happy Dance Friday!! lol..although this was a lot of fun! Have a great holiday weekend!

uh huh...I'll be one of them!

Patti, thanks, enjoy your weekend too!

karl, Thanks for the return visit...hope to see you again!

ceo, yeah don't ya love that music!!!

glamourpuss, you're welcome!!

Matt-man, thanks so much and you likewise have a wonderful weekend!

lee, yeah didn't the time seem to just drag.....


Lizza said...

We live thousands of miles apart, but I can relate to so many of your summer memories. Fun poem, Odat!

kat said...

You got those songs right on! I'm just visiting for the Carnival! And Now I'm going to scroll down and read about the Pug Recall!

heartinsanfrancisco said...

That summed up my childhood summers, plus watching softball games at Jones Beach on the boardwalk after dark where the air smelled of sea, sand and petunias.

Sarge Charlie said...

did you know I was a good humor man once, not on the truck, i worked in the plant where it was manufactured.

Odat said...

lizza, Yeah I think we all can relate to "stuff" like that.

kat, thanks for the visit. The carnvial was fun wasn't it?

hearts, Oh yeah, you were here, wern't you? I may have seen you somewhere along the line...

Sarge Charlie,
That is just sooo cool a memory!