Whenever seniors get together, you can almost bet that the discussions will include old movies, and old songs. Trying to remember the words to an old song is considered an accomplishment and anyone who still does, is considered a genius among his or her fellow seniors. A ‘biggie’ would be a song whose lyrics stump everyone and one that provides 3 or 4 different guesses as to what the right lyrics actually are. One such ‘biggie’ lately was “What is the next line to HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD? (If you want to know the answer, Google it)
Of course, there will always be one or two people who come up with incorrect or funny verses to a few nursery rhymes and that always adds to the merriment. For example:
Jack be nimble, Jack be quick
Jack jumped over the candle stick,
Great balls of fire.
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall,
All the kings’ horses and all the kings’ men
Had scrambled eggs for breakfast.
Jack and Jill went up the hill
They each had a buck and a quarter,
Jill came down with two and a half,
You think they went up for water?
Little Miss Muffet, sat on a tuffet,
Eating her curds and whey.
Along came a spider and sat down beside her
And bit her on her ass.
It does help pass the time of day and does provide us with moments of laughter, so it does draw a crowd at times. It certainly is better than watching the news on television these days. If you can think of any other nursery rhymes that I haven’t mentioned, throw ‘em at me. We can use a few new laughs.