22 November 2012

The Edge of Town

Ashley River at the end of the Bikeway, Charleston, S.C.
James James
Morrison Morrison
Weatherby George Dupree
Took great
Care of his Mother,
Though he was only three.
James James Said to his Mother,
"Mother," he said, said he;
"You must never go down
to the end of the town,
if you don't go down with me."

James James
Morrison's Mother
Put on a golden gown.
James James Morrison's Mother
Drove to the end of the town.
James James Morrison's Mother
Said to herself, said she:
"I can get right down
to the end of the town
and be back in time for tea."
I remember marching around reciting it and stomping my feet to the rhythm as a kid and it comes to mind whenever I come to a spot that seems to be the edge of town. This morning it was the end point of my walk down the West Ashley Bikeway. I was the only person on the path but I only had to make Thanksgiving feast for two so my baking didn't take much time.
I had a nice lunch with my son and have much to be thankful for including YOU, the kind folks who take the time to drop by here, pause a moment and often leave a comment and make my day.  Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!


Pixel Peeper said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you as well!

Catalyst said...

Love that poem. Happy Thanksgiving, Joan.

Marcheline said...

Joan dahling, Happy Thanksgiving to YOU! I just rolled in the door from work a little while ago, and I'm getting ready to go and have myself a glass of sherry and watch some "Boardwalk Empire". Bear and I are doing our turkey day on Saturday (we even recorded the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade to watch in the morning). Hope you and your son had a lovely dinner together. At work tonight it was nice to notice that almost all the pilots wished me a Happy Thanksgiving - whether they were from this country or not! The foreign pilots seemed more excited about saying it - it was very heartwarming and sort of cute. Nothing beats the word "Thanksgiving" said in a heavy French accent... "Tanksgeeveeng" 8-)

Julia said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Allen Forrest said...

I always love your photography, and the poem makes it even better!

Charlestonjoan said...

I never got into Boardwalk Empire. Now I don't have HBO so it doesn't matter. I had me a grilled cheese for my post Thanksgiving dinner. I sent all the turkey scraps home with my son. I still have lots of dressing and taters though.

Charlestonjoan said...

Thanks Allen!

Charlestonjoan said...

Same to you Julia. I am glad you are blogging again.