Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Thanks For The Memories



From General Pettygree

Some may remember Bob Hope's theme song, Thanks For The Memory

Bill's version goes like this. 

Thanks for the memories,
For our many 2019 companionable games,
Good and dreadful dice
And chuckles when someone said,
You won or you lost.
How fun it was.

Thanks for the memories,
Listening to music CDs and Alexa's serenades,
Colorful little people on the table
In early, late or all-day games,
Plus puzzling and good rules
And games we hope to play.
How terrific it was.

We who could laugh over big things
Were occasionally parted by small things.
I wonder if we did the right thing.
Oh well, that's life I guess.

Thanks for the memory,
Of faults that you forgave and
For scenarios gone astray.
Thank you very much.

Thanks for the memory,
For shared collections and homes,
Of cats, dogs and grandchildren dropping by,
For compelling hopes and plans,
Understanding spouses,
Good chow and birthday cake.
How terrific it was.

Thanks for the memory
for skirmish, medium, BIG and Spectacle games.
Fun car rides to away games.
About miniatures we hope to use
And rules we've yet to try.
How compelling this was.

Very glad I know you,
See you in 2020, God willing.
Thank you for these memories.
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6 comments:

tradgardmastare said...

Great song Bill, all the best to you and yours for 2020.

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Happy New Year, Bill! Looking very forward to reading more of The General's exploits in 2020.

Best Regards,

Stokes

Don said...

Happy New Year to you and your family Bill.
Don D.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to you General. Looking forward to another campaign year.

Respectfully,
Col. Coote
Commander Indian Guides

Siegfried said...

Dude! You have WAY too much time on your hands. Happy New Year from Col. Cranston Lovetoes and Ali Bhama, Sheikh of the Crimson Hoard.

Bluewillow said...

Great Bill, looking forward to your posts this year.

All the best for your projects and plans for 2020

Cheers
Matt