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ODE TO BARRY There was an old codger named Barry For our firm daily, he'd drive and he'd carry With a grin and a wink, he'd tell jokes galore We'd moan and we'd groan and fall on the floor Many names he's been called - but none of them hairy! 'Twas "Dee's" Transport who paid for his fuel and oil But our firm all day was for whom he did toil He wrapped and he strapped and would load his own truck He'd even been known to clean up our muck A team player for sure - and the salt of the soil! From Trent to Toronto, many towns he resided Why was this gentleman so undecided? A good woman he needed, to love him and care Along came Leanne, a Winnipeg gal so sunny and fair She's the girl of his dreams and NOW he's decided! They moved to T.O. - 17 years would pass and they marry at last A good man to be sure - but not very fast! Then it's time to pack up and move out to Trenton A new house they've bought, 'tis peace they are bent on But he has to resign - and we're all so aghast! We'll miss this guy who neither shirked nor did tarry And what will we do with no puns now to parry? He's a friend we'll remember with memories so fond We wish him good times and good health on old Quinte Pond. Yes, this fellow we'll miss - this old codger named Barry! c ELR 2013

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Date: 10/9/2013 10:03:00 AM
Hi, Miss Wattle, it's great to meet you. This ode of yours is very touching. You mention "move out to Trenton". Are you talking about the capital of New Jersey?? Either way, this was damn good. Awesome story!
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Miss Wattle
Date: 10/9/2013 11:10:00 AM
Hello Drake, so nice to meet you too - thank you for stopping by! I speak of Trenton up here in Canada (I wonder how many there are, in this great North American continent?). Thank you for your kind words; I am thoroughly enjoying your pieces "as we speak" - I have some faves already! :)
Date: 10/8/2013 8:55:00 PM
I am so so impressed Miss Wattle! You have a style quite unique dear friend! I am so so impressed! Don't you dare ever leave us, you hear! I am giving you a standing ovation! Love and big hugs xoxoxoxox
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Date: 10/8/2013 9:02:00 PM
A standing ovation? Oh myyy! lol. Thank you, dear Jack for stopping in to read, I always look forward to your wonderful words of encouragement! Big hugz to you xox