Friday, February 3, 2012
It's kind of ironic that I don't have time to do my Walk Down Memory Lane post today. Why? Because what I AM doing is writing down a whole bunch of memories in a poem that I will be presenting tomorrow night at a dinner honoring all the men and women in our stake who were born in 1940 and before. Fun idea, right?
Of course, my husband's singles ward is putting this shindig on, and the planning committee asked me to pull out all the stops and write a nostalgic piece of poetry "remembering" the Greatest Generation in all their glory. Soooo, I'm going big with a mix of history, pop culture, humor, and trivia that I hope will make them feel like singing Thanks for the Memories, Bob Hope style! With any luck, they will be touched, tickled, and teary by the time we're through. (That's right; I am not the big event. I'm just the introduction.) After my bit, our multi-talented singles ward will be putting on a variety show that should put Ed Sullivan to shame, including music and humor from the very generation we are honoring. Yes, folks, this is going to be one fun evening!
Anyway, I gotta get back to work. There are rhymes left to be made...and heartstrings left to be pulled. Wish me luck, okay?