It’s Thursday again – time to be THANKFUL and then poetic. But Thankfuls are always first – – – and if you want to tell everyone what you’re thankful for this week just click the badge above, link up with Brian’s blog and we’ll read what you have to say.
I’m super thankful that we’ve had some decent weather – “playing in the yard” weather. Mom, Dad and I played with a ping pong ball (one of my favorite toys) yesterday in the grass out front. They’d throw it and I’d chase it and bat it around for a while before asking for more. I bat them around inside too but outside I can whack them harder and sometimes they go pretty far – in the house they don’t. I’m also thankful that my Dad goes for his second vaccine shot tomorrow. I will feel better when both of my parents are protected and after tomorrow they will be.
I’m pretty happy that Angel Sammy sent me his poetry information last night – it’s ready to share with you all……………see below!
Thursday is our day for poetry!
Did you write one for the photo I gave you last week? Good – tell us about it in comments and give us a link to it so we can read it. SO MUCH FUN seeing what you’ve written. I love having a theme in the form of a photo that all of us use each week for inspiration, don’t you?
Here’s the photo I gave you last week – let’s see what you did with it and I’ll share my poem below. Some of you had no idea what this lady was doing in the aisle – well this is the “Usherette” who served snacks in movie theaters from the 1920’s into the 1950’s in many movie theaters. Not just snacks – sometimes cigarettes or ice cream, etc. It was considered a rather glamorous job to have.
Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell ©April 14, 2021
There’s no need to leave your theatre seat
She’s walking the aisles with her tray full of sweets!
She’s got nuts, candy bars, gum and the like
She will bring it to you and save you the hike!
She can tell all her friends that she “works in the theater”
They’ll think she’s a star – everyone wants to meet her
At the end of the night though she kicks off her shoes
And her poor tired feet will be singing the blues.
Apparently there was some amount of prestige being an Usherette back in the day. And notice that everyone in the theater is dressed up. These days you sure won’t see that! It’s flip flops and shorts propped up on the seats in front of you……it’s dumping boxes of popcorn on the floor when you’re finished……it’s sticky spills from soft drinks on floors and seats. Oh well…………… I thought this would be a fun one for poetry and I can’t wait to read yours.
Here’s what I found for us to use for next week………………..
Mom and Dad see tons of places like this when they go for drives out in the country. I thought it might make for some fun poetry. Let’s see how that goes shall we? Hope to see you again next week right here where we’ll SHARE SOME POEMS!
Love and Peace, Angel Sammy
I like that poem you wrote for today Angel Sammy ! Our Mom isn’t QUITE old enough to remember these Usherettes but it would be kinda nice to have someone deliver snacks to you so you won’t miss anything going on with the movie. Thanks for visiting us every week – it’s a real treat for me…..I’m your brother but we never met in purrrson – but I still miss you and so do Mom and Dad.