For The Rakish Old Ladies Of BYC! :-D ......

ranchhand

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Credit is given at the end, probably not properly done but what do I know of such things! (not much)




WHEN I AM AN OLD WOMAN

I shall wear purple~

With a red hat that 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 do 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 a 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 that 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.



From Warning by Jenny Joseph
 
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easttxchick

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Love it!
 

ranchhand

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LOL, you were next on the email list- I KNEW you would like it!
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I am already practicing the spitting, but not doing well yet.... still need a lavendar hanky to mop up.
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Robo

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When I'm an old man I'll eat at cracker barrel every morning and when I get lousy service I'll just drop my plate and say sorry, I have arthritis oh the pain with a big smile. Then I'll run over all of those smart cars and idiots blocking the road in my bad a$$ truck. I'll be a mean old grandpa with more chickens than money.
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easttxchick

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LOL, you were next on the email list- I KNEW you would like it!
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I am already practicing the spitting, but not doing well yet.... still need a lavendar hanky to mop up.
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Why put off til tomorrow what I can do today! I need to start doing some of these things...wait, I already do!
 

ranchhand

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Well Robo, I do have a hard time imagining you in summer gloves.... but.... we could maybe have you in a tasteful dark royal purple suit, escorting the rowdy old ladies, teaching them to spit properly.... yep, that's a go!
 

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