Sunday, December 2, 2012

Old Stuff

Leonard Cohen, Old Ideas?
Me?
You betcha. I've got lots of old ideas.  You want some? I won't even charge a penny for my thoughts. And ya, it's been out awhile, this 'new' CD. So, even old ideas start to age. Birdman's old CD? Here are my old ideas and then some.



This morning, I'm rockin' to these hits...
chinese checkers providing a break from a black and red board
a crystal radio set hanging on an icy roof
uncle wiggily game board was hour-filling
wooden pickup sticks and tinker toys covered our livingroom floor
author playing cards reinforcing a love of books
jacob ladders hanging in my hand
a diving sub baking soda filled, found in a cereal box
taking out frustrations on a bozo bop bag
down the street a light-up santa hung on the door through december
mom's glass ornaments always a hit
tinsel trailing a cat's butt
nana's log cabin incense burner and gumball tree
millie's ribbon candy
loved licorice flavored pipes and black jack gum
gumby and pokey toys in small hands
tv trays were always shaky but fun
manual typewriters took through to college
viewmasters rushed a kid around the world
weather sticks and the colorful bottled water foretold my weather
hot water bottles were hugged in bed
secretly gobbled skybars, turkish taffy and chuckles candies
a foldable travel alarm clock helped make it on time
red clip-on suspenders
tall gum boots with sweaty socks inside  
father johns meds kept boys well
english leather cologne for my teen admirers
cold double-edged razors, icy in the morning
lifebuoy soap
slinkies tripping on the stairs
colorful, christmas tree bubble lights warm to the touch
stinky, black pf flyers were way too cool
colored jets cereal soaked with pink milk
and on, and on and on some more
hey leonard cohen,
I've got plenty more too

ps. I hear my billboard is coming soon!

29 comments:

  1. Turkish Taffy, NUM; wonder where they went, and I didn't even notice?

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  2. I remember that Father John's meds. I used to get a dose of the tonic every now and then.

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  3. Lots of memories in this list. :))

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  4. Oh memories and laughs from reading your list. I am going to make my own list as a Christmas present to my kids -- hmm they probably won't understand my old stuff! So be it, I'll have fun making it -- barbara

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  5. what a flavorful post! Love me some LC also



    Wishing YOU a sweet week,
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  6. I wonder if my old viewmaster is tucked away in my parents basement?

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  7. Great shot! I would love to see him in person.

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    2. hi every body it meDecember 2, 2012 at 9:33 PM

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    4. hi every body it meDecember 2, 2012 at 9:35 PM

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  8. twinkie lover man :):O I:^{]December 2, 2012 at 9:29 PM

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  9. twinkie lover man :):O I:^{]December 2, 2012 at 9:36 PM

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  11. The memories here! TV trays, English Leather that my dad would use, and tinsel hanging out of the cat's butt....lol.

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  13. You're turning into a Nor'east Carl Sandberg.

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  14. The children were let out again, Birdman.

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  15. Birdman, you have tapped into a ton of memories. Did we secretly share a childhood?

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  16. He has written one or two good songs over the years.

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  17. Thanks for this song and the flood of memories of childhood it brings, esp. the baking soda sub in my bathwater and the Log Cabin with a smoking chimney and the punching bag thing.
    In your new post I had to look up Flexible Flyer and now I understand your hard work on your route. (I never knew my sled had that name.) BTW, I see they are now made in China and in South Paris, Maine.

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  18. Great list! Any one of these could set off a poem or story of its own . . .

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  19. Thanks for, as Toby LeBoutellier says every Friday, for the "trip down memory lane." I remember fondly so many of these! And also, I adore that Leonard Cohen, just heard a feature story on his Alleluia song...

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  20. twinkie lover man :):O I:^{]December 14, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    whyd u delet my posts?????

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  21. twinkie lover man :):O I:^{]December 17, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    yo bro

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