"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw
"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Magpie 129 Compulsions

A Dinner Table at Night, 1884, John Singer Sargent


There once was a lady from Champs
Who had a serious passion for red lamps
It annoyed her husband
Saying "You have over a dozen
why couldn't you have collected stamps?"
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25 comments:

Other Mary said...

Hahaha - that's great! I did a limerick too. Great minds... :o)

Brian Miller said...

lol...imagining walking around the house tot he tinge of red....fun piece....

Daydreamertoo said...

LOL.... Collecting stamps instead of red lights... too funny.

Bee's Blog said...

Yes a fun, fun piece. Very good.

Catfish Tales said...

Hahaha - hadn't noticed this...all those lamps. :)

kaykuala said...

Chuckles! Yes, it would have been simpler with just albums! Nicely done Kathe


Hank

Sue J said...

Good one :) I thought there were a lot of lamps too.

Heaven said...

ha..ha..that was really fun ~

Gerry Snape said...

what a good night with two good limericks ...love it!

Stafford Ray said...

Hahahahaha!

izzy said...

I made anote about all the red too- whew, reminded me of my Grand Mothers 'library'... :)

messymimi said...

Funny, and i can read it to the kids!

Stephen Hayes said...

Fun limerick.

Dana Dampier said...

Hehehe, this was great! It reminds me of my mother in law!

Lyn said...

Getting ready for Antique Roadshow? ..lots of fun!!

Tess Kincaid said...

Oh but lamps are so much more fun!

Sue said...

What she needs is some overhead lighting...

;)

Little Nell said...

Perhaps they made her feel 'at home' ;)

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Hey! He could always lick the lady of the red lamps!

Kutamun said...

Yes, thats it, its a stamp !

Karen S. said...

Yes, of course, because stamps take up less room! Great twist here! Very nice !!!

Helen said...

Wonderful little limerick my dear!!!

Tumblewords: said...

What fun this is!

~T~ said...

Ah, but you have to send a stamp away for it to be useful. A lamp collection lights up your life! Nice.

Linda said...

She has probably been using her stamps to purchase all of those rosy lights, or at least the frilly shades. Wonderful limerick writing, Kathe. Thank you for sharing the fun!=D