Thursday, February 4, 2010

"Enjoy Yourself, It's Later Than You Think"


I was there the day they they took this picture, It was the 4th. of July. I'm sitting on the arm of the swing with my head down contemplating life as I did in those days. My Uncle George is serenading his wife my Fat Aunt Mary. If we didn't call her fat Aunt Mary she wouldn't talk to us.
She would come to my mothers house in the mornings and beg her for something to eat. She thought nothing of eating a steak for breakfast. She would say " When I die and they put me in a coffin I'm going to get my money's worth."  
I remember the day like it was yesterday. We were at my Uncle Jack's and Aunt Rosie's House (the man on the left drinking beer and Aunt Rosie My Grandmothers other sister on the right wearing the pink dress) enjoying the day. My father, in the stripped polo shirt is singing along with everyone else. The song that they were singing was “Enjoy Yourself It's Later Than you Think” That song and “Sweet Violets were Aunt Mary's favorite songs. They're all gone now. Except me....
ENJOY YOURSELF IT”S LATER THAN YOU THINK.
ENJOY YOURSELF WHILE YOU' RE STILL IN THE PINK,
THE YEARS GO BY AS QUICKLY AS A WINK,
ENJOY YOURSELF, ENJOY YOURSELF,
IT”S LATER THAN YOU THINK.

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