Nana Diana Takes A Break

Nana Diana Takes A Break

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Your Last Laugh For The Year

My father,
God rest his soul,
was a humorist.

Noooooo..
you're saying...
Not YOUR Dad.

Well, he was!
One of the things he absolutely
LOVED
was poetry.

He read a lot of poetry to
me when I was a child.
Most of it way beyond
my understanding.

One of the ones that I
remember most vividly is
the one below.
It is short..
and I guarantee it will
put a smile on your face...
especially if you are thinking
about going out and having
ONE TOO MANY
this
New Year's Eve.

It is called

JUDGED BY THE COMPANY ONE KEEPS

One night in late December,
When I was far from sober,
Returning with my load of manly pride,
My feet began to stutter,
So I lay down in the gutter,
And a pig came near and lay down by my side;
A lady passing by was heard to say:
"You can tell a man who boozes,
By the company he chooses,"
And the pig got up and slowly walked away.
                              Unknown author

Happy New Year's Eve-
Pick your companions well~


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32 comments:

  1. Diana, That is a cute poem. I'll have to remember it. I love people who have a sense of humor.It will help you through some tough times. Happy New Year to you and yours, Susie(She Junks)

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  2. Happy New Year! Sweet D!
    Have Fun with the "Grands" at Times Square, central.

    So dear of you to share your Dad's love with us. His legacy lives on. It's perpetual gift to you, and, to us through your wonderful blog!

    ~Lynne
    [w/L]

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  3. giggle. aint that the truth..

    I stay in and watch the ball drop on tv with maybe a 1/2 glass of wine. Maybe:)
    Happy New Year and thanks for taking us along with your Dad for a sweet chuckle.

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  4. Diana
    I had to share this one with my hubby.
    We both laughed and thought it was also
    a good character lesson.
    Dad's are so good for that!
    Have a good new year's eve!

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  5. yup, thats a good one, we are both laughing,
    my wish for you is a wonderful 2012, you have made my adventure in blogging a joy, Happy New Year!

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  6. Your Dad was Awesome Diana! how sweet he read you poetry, LOL..that did make me smile for sure. Happy New year!

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  7. That is so cute Diana. Happy New Year to you and your family! XOX

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  8. Oh...this is funny. I can see where you get your great sense of humor!

    Have a wonderful evening tonight and Happy New Year!

    XO,
    Jane

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  9. Too cute, so true!

    Enjoyed our sharing family events & wee ones. They do make our lives so worth while, don't they.

    Thank you for a wonderful year, once again, in friendship with you.

    Happy New Year blessings ~
    TTFN ~
    Hugs,
    Marydon

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  10. Diana..that is a hoot! Enjoy the time with your family....and wishing you my special blog friend, a joyous, happy and healthy New Year filled with all kinds of crazy good things:)

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  11. LOL- love it. I hope my mom and your dad don't get together in Heaven- they would probably get kicked out. Personally, I can't wait to meet this man who raised such a goofy kid. He sounds like my kind of friend.
    Happy New Year!

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  12. Cute! I wanted to stop by and wish you a very Happy New Year!!

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  13. Happy Happy New Year to YOU! May 2012 be the best year YET! Love to YOU, Diana!

    Lisa

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  14. That did make me smile! A great big huge smile
    that turned into a laugh! Thank you! Happy New Year! Enjoy!

    Jane
    Flora Doora

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  15. That is to cute! Hahahahaha!
    Thanks for sharing!
    tot

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  16. That was great, I'm still smiling and chuckling!

    Happy New Year Diana! Hope your year is filled with joy, good health, happiness and blessings!

    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  17. LOL! Why am I not surprised that your Dad was a humorist? Apple didn't fall far from the tree on that one!

    Thank you Diana for making me laugh all the time. I'm so glad to have found you this year. Happy New Year to you & your family!

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  18. Funny! Thanks for the laugh and for all the laughs the past couple of years. Wishing you a Blessed New Year full of all the people you love!
    Tia

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  19. Oh my gosh, sounds like something my dad would say, too!!

    Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

    Hugs,
    Donna

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  20. Happy New Year Diana
    May your New Year be filled with Good Health and Happiness
    I love that we are blogging friends!!
    (((((((HUGS))))))
    Suzann ~xoxo~

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  21. your dad must have been a fun guy

    happy 2012 Di

    - KAT -

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  22. Need to remember that one.... Happy New Year to You, I plan on it being a Great year filled with Lots of Blessings for All!
    xox

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  23. A smile on my face.. warm wishes for a happy New Year. Elaine

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  24. Oh Diana, that is too funny! Wishing you all the best for a wonderful New Year.
    Happy New Year!

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  25. Diana,
    Your dad sounds like he was a good 'ole man, and to read you poetry when you were a child...so sweet. The girls are at Nel's house tonight for a get together, and me, well, I'm just sittin' at home watching a movie. I'm so glad we became blogging friends. I hope the New Year shines a bright face on you, and I look forward to more of your wonderful posts.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  26. Diana that is true...and funny..love the art work so glad you shared this ...hope your New Year is filled with lots of laughs..good times and MANY BLESSINGS...love to you my friend...Karena A Loblolly Life

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  27. That is awesome. I love it and I will be sharing with others!!

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  28. I had to read this one...I think he must be where you got your wonderful sense of humor and what a gift it is. Thanks for sharing it with us, Diana.
    Many blessings to you this new year!

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  29. Oh Diana! i got such a chuckle out of that! I love it! : -)

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