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Husha Husha We All Fall Down

Husha husha we all fall down Gonna take you back a few years Everything was exciting and new Memories we all hold so dear First time riding a two wheel bike Mom thought we'd break a leg Climbing aboard some floating ice Painting some Easter eggs Our first encounter with puppy love That pretty young thing next door Sudden she's not just one of the guys Feelings never felt before An interview for our very first job Nervous with hair all slicked down Catching two people in the stock room Passionately messing around These things we all remember With fondness and tears in our eyes So sad we have to leave them behind These feelings you just can't buy Husha husha we all fall down These memories are so bittersweet They help us through the tough times Making our lives complete! © Jack Ellison 2013 Ring-a ring-a rosies A pocket full of posies Husha Husha We all fall down. The rhyme originated from the plague in London in 1665. The red rings on the skin were the first sign of the plague. The posies were the herbs and spices carried by people because they thought the disease was carried in the smell. The last part was when the person died. The rhyme continued to be used referencing small pox outbreaks, long after the Great Fire of London in 1666 burnt out the spread of plague.

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Date: 5/3/2013 4:32:00 PM
A very good write Jack....I enjoyed it....
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Jack Ellison
Date: 5/4/2013 5:36:00 AM
Thank you my dear Donna! Have a great weekend... weather up is fabulous! Love and hugs, Jack xoxox
Date: 5/3/2013 8:50:00 AM
You can always take Cathie into the closet to relive old times... and to make more memories... And she may like a walk in the park with you pushing her swing... Sigh... Now Dragon thinks stomping on houses will be romantic for Godzilla... Silly Dragon... If it's not in the movie script I doubt she'll be interested... And she probably only stomps places set for demolition. She's no dummy... Get too destructive, and they'll kick her out of town permanently, for real!
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Jack Ellison
Date: 5/3/2013 10:59:00 AM
"You can always take Cathie into the closet" We do that regularly but when we get there, we forget what we're supposed to do! xoxoxox
Date: 5/3/2013 7:05:00 AM
Thanks for this trip down Memory Lane, Jack. Hang onto those memories, my friend. Entertaining write, as ever. :)
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Jack Ellison
Date: 5/3/2013 7:35:00 AM
Thank you my dear Delysia! Your name reminds me of Delysious... are you? LOL
Date: 5/3/2013 7:01:00 AM
I always remembered the song to go, "ring around the rosies, pocket full of posies, ashes ashes, we all fall down!" This would mean the same thing except for the ashes that represented the burning of people within the fire and only having ashes left over, like you said to stop the spread of the disease! I don't know if you have heard that before, but that's what we used to sing as we played within a circle and fell down at the end of the song, ha ha, such fun with a terrible meaning of the song!
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Jack Ellison
Date: 5/3/2013 7:34:00 AM
Different parts of the country have different versions! "Atishoo Atishoo" is another. Little did we know at the time the real meaning of what we were singing! Cheers my good friend!
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Russell Sivey
Date: 5/3/2013 7:02:00 AM
This is a quality write my friend, I really enjoyed reading this delightful poem Jack! What a tremendous piece, Great Work!!