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Friday, April 13, 2012

A Funny for your Friday

Holy Smokes this week has absolutely FLOWN BY!! I am sooo excited :) You want to know WHY???? Well....my Honey is going to turn the BIG 50 next Tuesday but he is going to have to be out of town ;>( so we are going to celebrate this weekend!!! I have a few surprises for him beginning tomorrow.... I can't wait to share them with you guys!!

Anyway, this past week One of my Son's homework assignments was to write a poem. Have you ever heard of an Elegy? The definition is:

a mournful or plaintive poem or song, esp a lament for the dead


It is not to be confused with a Eulogy. Well, his teacher had a few rules for this Elegy. It had to be humorous, with a play on words per se', and it had to be about someone fictional. When he was sharing all of this with me, he said,
"Mom, I have an example of what she is wanting!" Ok, so.... I absolutely had to share this with you guys! To say I have had some laugh til you cry moments when reading this elegy to someone is an absolute understatement! Here is the poem...


It is with the saddest heart that I must pass on the following news.

Please join me in remembering a great icon of the entertainment community. The Pillsbury Doughboy died yesterday of
a yeast infection and trauma complications from repeated pokes in the belly. He was 71.

Doughboy was buried in a lightly greased coffin. Dozens of celebrities turned out to pay their respects, including
Mrs. Butterworth, Hungry Jack, the California Raisins, Betty Crocker, the Hostess Twinkies, and Captain Crunch.
The grave site was piled high with flours. Aunt Jemima delivered the eulogy and lovingly described Doughboy as a man who never knew how much he was kneaded. Doughboy rose quickly in show business, but his later life was filled with turnovers. He was not considered to be a very smart cookie, wasting much of his dough on half-baked schemes. Despite being a little flaky at times, he was still a crusty old man and was considered a roll model for millions.

Doughboy is survived by his wife, Play Dough, two children, John Dough and Jane Dough, plus they had one in the oven!
He is also survived by his elderly dad, Pop Tart. The funeral was held at 3:50 for about 20 minutes.



I would highly recommend reading this out loud and if you feel so inclined, you may wish to read with some form of accent...If you need a good laugh- this should do the trick!

I hope you all have a blessed weekend and a Happy Friday! I will be taking lots of pics this weekend and looking forward to telling you all about the next few days ahead of us :)

7 comments:

Kim @ Homesteader's Heart

Oh that's good! REAL good. Loved it. He needs to send that in somewhere for something. LOL!
Have a great weekend my friend.
Kim

Connie

I had to pat my face with pancake makeup to hide all the tears!! Funny, honey! Love, Mom

Darcie

HOW EXCITING!!!! THe BIG 50!!! I am sure you all are going to have a grand time celebrating!

I have read the above poem too...had the same reaction as you...too funny!

NanaNor's

Hi there, Happy Birthday to your man-50 is so young! I know you'll make it such a memorable birthday. Cute story.
Have a great weekend Loren.
Hugs, Noreen

George

You obviously have a very bright (and talented) son. This is priceless. I hope the birthday celebration goes well.

Girly Muse

This is hilarious! He didn't write this one, right? This was an example? If he did, it's amazing! If not, what did he decide to write about? ;) So cute!
Enjoy the birthday celebrations! Wish him a Happy Birthday from us Sabins in Minnesota. Xoxoxo

Sassy Granny ...

How funny!

50, huh? That's quite a milestone. No doubt you'll have great fun celebrating. Just know (from my vantage point of 64) that the best is yet to come!

Blessings,
Kathleen

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