Soon it will be Christmas
Are you preparing for it yet?
Yard sales and auctions
Such nice bargains one can get.
There was a new teapot for a quarter
A used bike for a wee bit more
And once I found a violin
If only I could play the score
Sometimes you find a collectible
A cup or plate or dish
I was so very stupified
When I once was offered one live fish.
There are slacks and shoes and gloves
Laid out upon the lawns
Upon a side street yesterday
I saw a couple of plaster fawns
But the best view I had of all
When driving around my town
Was a wedding dress a fluttering
A lovely wedding gown.
I inquired what went with it
Imagine my surprise
When the lady selling the thing
Told me clearly — and with dry eyes –
“Why, you can have it all
The dress, the shoes, the veil
I’ll even throw in, for one more buck
The bouquet and the male.
I backed away quite quickly
A groom — not what I sought
Instead I took the teapot
And was glad for what I bought.
A new “GOLD” dollar will be coined
Tn this year of 2000, so I’m told
Of course, there’ll be no ‘gold’ in it
Here is how the story does unfold
If will bigger than the last
The Susan B. Anthony one
The one we all thought was a quarter
After the minting was all done.
No – this dollar will be bigger
And painted with 14K GOLDEN PAINT
A wide smooth edge will make it unique
The joy of it all makes me quite faint.
Sacagawea, fine Indian maiden
Will grace the front of same
If her friends could see her now
Would they be proud or would they
Kay could mend with both hands
For her it was easy as sin
She could sew with her left hand or her rightDepending on where she’d began
In that far off year of ’99 at Christmas
She called Santa Claus on the phone
She called him at his workshop
But finally reached him at his home
“Santa, dear Santa, oh please,
might I have 2 thimbles, that’s all”
Santa made a note of her wish
And politely thanked her for her call
And on Christmas morning so early
As the sun brightened Christmas Day
Kay read the note that Santa left
“Here is what you wanted, but I really have to know
Why 2 Kay?
It’s beginning to look a lot like yesterday
Politics rearing its head
It’s beginning to look like yesterday
Just when I thought the feuds were dead.
But what do I see in the paper
headlines big and bold
Florio quits and Torrey is fired
Like in the days of old.
Just as I thought I’d catch my breath
One more headline roared
“Lowenstein dumped by HDC”
At least we won’t get bored
Who will it be tomorrow
Should one wager a bet
Pushing and shoving, etc., my friends
Is this as good as it gets?
The alphabet agencies do it again
Will progress scream to a halt?
People are human and humans are people
All of us have our faults.
So as long as summer is here
They might as well heat up the floor
So we get blistered in our own back yards
And never need to go to the shore.
I was reading my paper
There wasn’t too much bad news
So I was feeling fine.
Until that is, you understand
A story I found there
Filled me with wonder
Filled me with despair.
“A person,” the paper said
in this 12/27/99 edition
“has been found dead”
But the story filled me with suspicion
For the paper’s date — remember?
But the date of the death, I read
Was ahead of us in time.
This person, I was told,
The one who was found dead?
Was found on 12/30/99
That was the day it said.
Three days before the occurrence?
A warning — might this have been?
If I were the one they were discussing
I would’ve left town — right then.
Hudson, New York has a new Mayor
Seems to be a nice guy
Perhaps he was (or was he) surprised
When the outgoing Mayor tried to be sly?
A midnight appointment of cronies
A midnight madness attempt
For the old Mayor to load the cabinet
viewed with contempt
Well, the new Mayor was wise
In fact, he- for sure- was on his toes
Before many hours had passed
He had dealt with most of those
And we wish him luck, we do
When dealing with the Hudson mass
He will need to have all his ducks in a row
Or they will knock him right on his a__.
We have faith in the new crowd
They need time to prove their worth
So let’s all behave ourselves, if we can
Give crime a very wide berth.
It’s time for Hudson to shine
It has done pretty well for awhile
And now with a brand new Mayor
Maybe we can do it with style.
There is a chicken who lives on Fairview
I see her most every day
I worry so about this hen
But what am I to say?
“Please stay away from McDonald’s
Don’t go anywhere near
Don’t you realize the dangers?
Are you really crazy, my dear?”
And I also see her at Burger King
Pecking around everywhere
She has absolutely no fear
She’s one brave chicken, I swear
Well, how can I talk to a chicken
How can I be understood
I guess if she just doesn’t go to Wendy’s
Then maybe she’ll still turn out good.
So if you see a chicken on Fairview
Please go around her with care
She’s only just doing her duty
Giver her some room to spare.