January 22.23: Coping, but barely January 22, 2023 by Oddment 19 Comments There once was a housefinch named Louie who fretted crabapples were hooey: “They pucker my beak and strain my physique!” And he flew away chirping “p-tooey!” Once again, dear reader, the urge to add Burma Shave. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related
January 22, 2023 at 1:38 pm
Thanks for a laugh to start my morning, Maureen.
I should follow Louie’s lead. If I ate my meals while upside down, I’d spill less on my shirt.
January 22, 2023 at 1:49 pm
Very glad I’d already swallowed my coffee! I hope I didn’t startle the neighbors; that was a true LOL. Always needed — thank you!
January 22, 2023 at 2:11 pm
I had just spilled melted butter on my sleeve, so…
January 22, 2023 at 2:50 pm
I can only say what I said before. Another close call.
January 22, 2023 at 2:54 pm
Maureen, I am having such a good laugh reading your delightful poem! It’s a cold gray day here with snow-rain arriving later, so the jollies you provided are as welcome as a hot cup of tea and homemade sticky buns.
I don’t have crabapples, but I am definitely a crab sometimes so maybe your Louie will come visit me!
Hope today starts your week off on a good path.
January 22, 2023 at 3:04 pm
Let’s hear it for the crabs! There is reason to be crabby these days, so being a crab seems logical, especially on such a dismal day. If you should hear P-tooey Louie at your window, you’ll know he has found you!
January 22, 2023 at 3:41 pm
I will definitely be on the watch for him. If he decides to make the trip, I hope he doesn’t go ker-flooey and wind up in St. “Louie” thinking it was named after hiim!
January 22, 2023 at 3:53 pm
Or maybe looking for chop suey. (You may have started something here!) Good one, by the way!
January 22, 2023 at 4:32 pm
Chop suey…..ooooh you’re good! But me thinks chop suey would be too gooey for Louie. Yet you don’t want to give him anything that’s too chewy either. He’d think you were screwy. Fooey, he probably knows we’re both screwy!
January 22, 2023 at 4:39 pm
I must think some to do justice to this! I’m not sure I can, though!
January 22, 2023 at 5:04 pm
We should toast Louie with a shot of Drambuie! (Howzzat?)
January 22, 2023 at 6:33 pm
Excellent!!! You are the undisputed Queen of Rhyme my friend. 🤙👏👏👌
You’re killing me here Maureen. I think Drambuie might be too fruity for this cutie. Truly, he
is very choosey. Louie will act very cooly, and his eyes might be dewy, but don’t be fooled, he’s no floozie!
Hahaha! I’m outta gas. I need Tylenol now! Hey! Maybe we could take this show on the road and make enough money to pay for our prescriptions!
Enjoy the rest of your day. This has been fun. See what happens when you leave two senior citizens unattended?
January 22, 2023 at 7:13 pm
We could be dangerous. Our attendants better keep a better eye on us! Thanks, Ginger!
January 23, 2023 at 11:38 am
I love it! I remember those Burma Shave signs so thank you for the smile. You and Ginger had it going there, all you needed was someone on the drums. 🙂
January 23, 2023 at 11:44 am
Once again I’m glad I’d already swallowed my coffee! Drums! Excellent! Maybe a couple bongos and a rain stick, and Ginger and I could go on the road!
January 25, 2023 at 1:44 pm
We have some crab apple trees in the centre of town and after weeks of walking past wondering, I couldn’t resist trying one. It puckered my ‘beak’ too.
January 25, 2023 at 2:38 pm
I don’t doubt that! You are very brave!
January 25, 2023 at 2:44 pm
There is a tree near my sweetheart’s house that has crab apples that are sweet and tasty, just like tiny apples, so I was hopeful.
January 25, 2023 at 3:05 pm
Really? Sweet and tasty crabapples? I didn’t know there was such a thing; the few cooked crabapples I’ve had were heavily sugared. But I still think you’re brave!