Archive for July, 2011
My grandfather, Sam, was stationed in England during WWII. He spent his time off in pubs, where he learned a few choice limericks (among other things.) He’d often recite these, and at a young age I began to repeat what I was hearing (there was no one around to tell me I couldn’t). Let’s see.., there was “The man from Nantucket”.. everybody knows that one. Then there’s the “Dundee / Ape in a tree” one above, (which, btw, doesn’t have a pretty ending). And who could forget the “Woman from Hazelhurst” who, ‘when she would wee she would whistle first..’ which, ends with her bladder bursting. Sam would always make a very dramatic sound effect at the end. ”Bing Bam BOOm and her bladder burst!” There were others as well.. It’s been a few years since Sam passed on, he’s forever in my heart. Thank you for the limericks and much more, Grandpa!