How many playground rhymes do you remember? Some of these popped into my brain this week. If I am ever in a nursing home wing for Alzheimer’s I hope these songs and rhymes help restore me to some form of sanity. (Here Bob might chuckle “Sanity is too much to hope for even today!” Ever the tease. He is oldest of five kids. I’ve learned how to give it back!)
My Dad worked for the N & W railroad. Mom wasn’t the only one who sang in the car! Daddy taught us this one.
I left my wife Alone in the kitchen With 28 children And nothing but gingerbread left Left, left, right, left Oh it ain't gonna rain no more no more Ain't gonna rain no more How in the heck can I wash my neck if it ain't gonna rain no more? I woke up in the morning the bread was hard and stale the coffee tasted like tobacco juice from the US county jail, OH ( with gusto!)
So what poems or verses are in your memory bank?
A my name is Alice and my husband's name is Al we live in Alabama where we grow apples
How far in the alphabet did you get? Do you remember? Was this for jump rope or bouncing a ball against the wall and passing it under your knee when you hit the A words? Ah! memory lane can be fun sometimes.
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I remember some of the oldies we sang, unfortunately I can’t seem to get past the first verse! LOL