Friday, June 29, 2012

Tiny Sophisticates

Oh, the kids are growing up before our very eyes! Here, a group of soon-to-be-second-graders cut up for my camera on a year end field trip to the Los Angeles Museum of Natural History. And to think, just a few years ago all those taxidermy animals would have elicited tears and nightmares from the little tykes.

"Don't be afraid," I foolishly told my group as we entered the hall of North American mammals. "These animals can't hurt you."

"They're just dead, Mrs. Allee," one of the boys reassured me. "It's not like they're zombies."

Well, there ya go.

7 comments:

Mister Earl said...

ZOMBIE JAMBOREE

Jean Spitzer said...

Yeah, Mrs. Allee, don't be afraid.

Delightful, with such brave ones.

TheChieftess said...
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TheChieftess said...

Well darn it!!! Not only didn't it work for me, but when I tried to delete it, blogger wouldn't let me!!!

If at first you don't succeed!!!

Harry's Zombie Jamboree

Mister Earl said...

I agree Chieftess, Harry's lyrics are much better. Too bad the quality isn't as good.


ZOMBIE JAMBOREE
(as done by Harry Belafonte)

It was a Zombie Jamboree
Took place in a New York cemetery
It was a Zombie Jamboree
Took place in a New York cemetery

Zombies from all parts of the Island
Some of them was a great Calypsonians
Although the season was Carnival
We get together in bacchanal
And they singing

Back to back, belly to belly
Well I don’t give20a damn, I done dead already
Oho back to back, belly to belly
At the Zombie Jamboree

One female Zombie wouldn’t behave
See how she jumping out of the grave
In one hand a quart of rum
In the other hand she knocking conga drum
The lead singer start to make his rhyme
The Zombies are racking their bones in time
One bystander had this to say
‘T was a pleasure to see the Zombies break away

Back to back, belly to belly
Well I don’t give a damn, I done dead already
Oho back to back, belly to belly
At the Zombie Jamboree

I goin’ talk to Miss Brigit Bardot
And tell her Miss Bardot take it slow
All the men think they're Casanova
When they see that she’s barefoot all over
Even old men out in Topeka
Find their hearts getting weaker and weaker
So I goin’ to ask her for your sake and mine
At least to wear her earrings part of the time

Back to back, belly to belly
Well I don’t give a damn, I done dead already
Oho back to back, belly to belly
At the Zombie Jamboree

A lot of World leaders talkin’ ‘bout war
And I m afraid they're going too far
So it’s up to us, you and me
To put an end to Catastrophe
We must appeal to their goodness of heart
And ask them to pitch in and please do their part
Cause if this Atomic war begin
They won’t even have a pot to pitch in

Back to back, belly to belly
Well I don’t give a damn, I done dead already
Oho back to back, belly to belly
At the Zombie Jamboree

TheChieftess said...

I just rather like Harry!!!

Laurie said...

Nice zombie accompaniment, gang!