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#7134 - 10/01/00 01:40 PM In Praise of Our Revered Winner
jmh Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 03/22/00
Posts: 1981
Congratulations Jackie for winning the Challange of the Fortnight.

As part of your prize here is a special thread in praise of the winner, where A Word A Day-ers can post messages of congratulation, eulogies, limericks, poems or anything else that comes to mind!



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#7135 - 10/01/00 02:00 PM Re: In Praise of Our Revered Winner
jmh Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 03/22/00
Posts: 1981
Jackie. I don't want this to get too slushy (yuk) but I remembered this poem and thought you might like it. It came second in a BBC poetry vote (after "If")

I did think about translating it into Cockney rhyming slang but I thought better of it!

When I am Old
When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me,
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter.

I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.

I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick the flowers in other people's gardens
And learn to spit.

You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
And eat three pounds of sausages at one go
Or only bread and pickle for a week
And hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes.

But now we must have clothes to keep us dry
And pay our rent and not swear in the street
And set a good example for the children.
We will have friends to dinner and read the papers.

But maybe I ought to practise a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old and start to wear purple.
by Jennie Joseph


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#7136 - 10/01/00 10:09 PM Re: In Praise of Our Revered Winner
Jackie Offline

Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 11609
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
Jo,

Thank you. I am honored. I like the fishie, too!

Love,

Jackie


P.S.--An added note: for a couple of reasons, I won't post a response to any more individual posts, of which there may not be any anyway, though each will get private thanks.

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#7137 - 10/02/00 06:26 AM Re: In Praise of Our Revered Winner
maverick Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/15/00
Posts: 4757
Jollity greets all arrivals on site
An old hand extended in friendship’s delight.
Cleaving to wisdom like a fish to a bike,
Kudos is hers, as you-all know that she’ll like.
I offer respect to the thread BOSS of late –
Even though my spilt words may disorientate!



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#7138 - 10/02/00 07:37 AM Re: In Praise of Our Revered Winner
paulb Offline
addict

Registered: 03/17/00
Posts: 460
Loc: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
On 'ya, Jackie!


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#7139 - 10/02/00 12:07 PM Re: In Praise of Our Revered Winner
TEd Remington Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 07/17/00
Posts: 3467
Loc: Marion NC
>When suddenly I am old and start to wear purple

Someone will always be asking me if they can kiss my ring!!

_________________________
TEd

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#7140 - 10/02/00 12:45 PM Re: In Praise of Our Revered Winner
maverick Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/15/00
Posts: 4757
kiss my ring!!

!!


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#7141 - 10/02/00 04:13 PM Re: In Praise of Our Revered Winner
Jazzoctopus Offline
old hand

Registered: 07/03/00
Posts: 1094
Loc: Cincinnati & Loveland, Ohio, U...
Well, Jackie, in honor of your recent victory, I wrote a little number for you, and it goes something like this: 3


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#7142 - 10/03/00 07:27 AM Re: In Praise of Our Revered Winner
Jackie Offline

Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 11609
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
a little number for you, and it goes something like this: 3


I agree.



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#7143 - 10/03/00 04:20 PM Re: In Praise of Our Revered Winner
belMarduk Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/28/00
Posts: 2891
Congrats to Jackie
We're impressed with your talent
Three cheers from us all

bel



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