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Daily Prompt: Musical/Daily Post



Music to me makes me relax but, when put in a play at my Granddaughter‘s school… It becomes “ARRR!”… That’s pirate talk  k2070806 for let’s sing… let’s dress up… let’s have fun!… k3405158

The kids work really hard to put on these cute skits/plays/musicals

Learning songs… memorizing partsk3523752

… and choosing costumes /make-up to accent their awesomeness!k2070809

The teacher who directs this and works with these kids must have lots of patience… not expecting perfection… they are Elementary kids… k3471585but, so thrilled when the audience of parents, grandparents, friends and co-workers stand to give a loud applause and “way to go’s”…


Of course being the Grandparent… my eyes are only on her… my granddaughter, Kennedy… for most of the play…

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but, you can’t help eyeballing her friends… the props they made… and the neat ideas for costumes

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Mom and Dad sitting on bleachers with big smiles… and backing her all of the way…


what lessons can be learned in this musical environment


maybe a few musicians… actors… script writers… teachers will emerge with memories of  “The Pirate’s!…

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A Children’s Pirate Shanty by Mark “Cap’n Slappy” Summers (can be sung to the tune of Monty Python’s “I’m a Lumberjack and I’m OK” – or make up your own!


Chorus I’m a pirate! That I be! I sail me ship upon the sea! I stay up late – till half past three! And that’s a peg below me knee!

Yo Ho, my friends I have a tale of treasure, plunder, sea and sail my story’s bigger than a whale it gets so deep, ye’ll have to bail.

Chorus I’m a pirate! That I be! I sail me ship upon the sea! I stay up late – till half past three! And that’s a peg below me knee!

I like to fish, I like to fight I like to stay up half the night When I say “starboard” ye go right! Me ma, she says, “Ye look a fright!”

Chorus I’m a pirate! That I be! I sail me ship upon the sea! I stay up late – till half past three! And that’s a peg below me knee!

I’ve got no hand but that’s me hook! I pillage stuff but I’m no crook. Me booty’s in this chest I took. They’ll write about me in a book!

Chorus I’m a pirate! That I be! I sail me ship upon the sea! I stay up late – till half past three! And that’s a peg below me knee!

And that’s all there is to this song. I hope it hasn’t been too long. A pirate’s life might just be wrong So grow up nice and big and strong!

Chorus I’m a pirate! That I be! I sail me ship upon the sea! I stay up late – till half past three! And that’s a peg below me knee!


“Pirate Talk”…

“Drivelswigger” – One who reads about nautical terms too much.

I always investigate things I’m writing about… so this could be me!

“Picaroon” – From the Spanish word for rascal, it was applied to a form of verse about pirates that was satirical or humorous.

As you know… anything concerning kids… would have humor in it…

“Cackle Fruit” – Chicken eggs…

I just had to mention this term… because my brother-in-law from Georgia used to call eggs …”cackle berries”

“Avast” – “Avast Ye!”  – From the Dutch term for ‘hold fast’ and means “Stop and pay attention.”

How many times do you think the teacher said this to this “crew”…

I told you I investigate too much on the subjects I write…

Bare with me and read this joke…ha-ha-ha-ha!…it’s that funny!

A pirate k2289460walked into a bar and the bartender said, ‘Hey, I haven’t seen you in a while. What happened? You look terrible.’

‘What do you mean?’ said the pirate, ‘I feel fine.’

Bartender, ‘What about the wooden leg? You didn’t have that before.’

Pirate, ‘Well, we were in a battle and I got hit with a cannon ball, but I’m fine now.’

Bartender, ‘Well, OK, but what about that hook? What happened to your hand?’

Pirate, ‘We were in another battle. I boarded a ship and got into a sword fight. My hand was cut off. I got fitted with a hook. I’m fine, really.’

‘ Bartender ‘What about that eye patch?’

Pirate, ‘Oh, one day we were at sea and a flock of birds flew over. I looked up and one of them pooped in my eye.’k2070810

‘You’re kidding,’ said the bartender, ‘you lost an eye just from bird poop.’

Pirate, ‘Well it was my first day with the hook.’

Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise!

carson bd  4.bmp carson bd 2.bmp carson bd 6.bmp My Grandson, Carson… when he was having his 2nd Birthday… didn’t know I was taking his picture… He was so engrossed in the frosting … he was SURPRISED to see me watching him…

judy me I was totally SURPRISED to see my good friend at my 60th Birthday Party..

189961_177077879103632_262558155_n My Granddaughter, Kennedy was quite SURPRISED to find her Mom taking her picture at school…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA SURPRISED to find a dusting of snow on our deck this morning…

“Life In Motion”

Do you know people who just can’t wait? They can’t wait to grow up …they can’t wait to drive a car …they can’t wait to get out of school …they can’t wait to get married They can’t wait to have kids…They can’t wait to have a house …They can’t wait to see their children grown…They can’t wait until they retireWHOA!…I say…slow down!  You think you have a lifetime to do all you want to do…Well, a lifetime can be minutes , hours , days or just a few years…Yes, some will live to be very old with many years behind them…but, I ‘ll bet they will still say, “It was not long enough!”Some people have such wonderful goals that they set for themselves…and achieve it …Some have the goals and never obtain them …Some know exactly what profession they want …Some never know what they want to do …Some want families …Some love being on their own Some people work all their lives and some seem to play their lives away …I’ve seen some people with such talents…some using them to their full extent and others seeming to waste them…or don’t even think they have any…I see people ruin relationships …and others wanting to have someone to care for them…and never meeting  that special one…I see people with lots of money …yet, not happy …I see others that have nothing …and are rich beyond belief …What I am seeing…is “Life In Motion”  …Just don’t rush it…It moves away from us fast enough! 

“My Kids!”

My kids felt the same emotions as all of us…Wanting things to move but, not as quickly as most … I never heard any of them really talking about marriage …living without Mom, Dad or brothers/sisters…having children of their own…Their futures were only a few years ahead at the most…mostly…cars , girlfriends/boyfriends , family, clothes , hairdos, games , food  and school…some talked of working…but, only a few…It seemed most of our kids lived just for the presentSchool…People were important… Some activities at school or birthday parties… The boys liked any kind of sports … and they did notice the girls…The girls were thinking of their hair, makeup, fingernail polish, books, drawing, movies, pets and occasionally a cute boy … I liked what I saw in our kids… Their lives were in motion but, they were waiting for things … moving a little slower  …they seemed to want to enjoy each moment!