The Old Wazoo

     I think we should have a little bit of humor to start the new year. The following is definitely a case of  a “caveat emptor”  or “let the buyer beware!” It seems especially true when it comes to the matter of a boat, which allegedly stands for; Break Out Another Thousand, I’ve also been told that “a boat is just a hole in the water that you throw your money into” and so many other colorful descriptions of what it is like to own one. But in spite of all that, I get envious every time I see one slicing through the water with all hands on board smiling and waving at the rest of us shore-bound souls, but all thoughts of owning a boat, get deep sixed when I remember this fella.

Have a great weekend everyone, anchors aweigh..


This one's not even "See Worthy"

This one’s not even “See Worthy”


The Old Wazoo

 I knew a fella

who bought a boat,

how could he know

it wouldn’t float?

‘Cause the salesman said

it was just like new,

although that turned out

to be less than true!


For when he went

on his maiden sail,

the water came in

as fast as he could bail!

And so when that voyage

was finally through,

he’d take it down the Mississippi,

and up the old “Wazoo”!

Jack Downing

Dec. 2013

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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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