Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt – “Starts with M”

 

 

It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again.  Here is Linda Hill with this week’s prompt. “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “starts with ‘m’.” Use any word that begins with the letter “m” as the subject or theme for your post. Enjoy!”

Okay, so here we go.

Starts with M by John W. Howell © 2020

🎶”Mairzy dotes and dozy dotes.”🎶

“Okay, I give.”

“You remember that old melody?”

“Can’t say I do.”

“It was popular in the 40s.”

“Well, no wonder. I was born in the 60s.”

“Your loss.”

“Loss? what do you mean?”

“It was a cute song.”

“Sing it.”

“Naw.”

“Why not?”

“Cause I have accomplished what I set out to do.”

“What’s that?”

“Starts with M. It’s the Saturday prompt. I used the word Mairzy.”

“I fell for another, right?”

“Deep into a black hole.”

“Not sure, mairzy is a word.”

“Okay, then I could say mares eat oats, does eat oats.”

“You could. But there is not going to be anyone around to hear you. See ya.”

 

40 comments

  1. 😂 Mair-who-now?

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  2. I do remember that song! Happy Saturday, John.

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    1. Happy Saturday to you, Jill. *sung to the tune of We May Never Pass This Way Again by Seals and Croft. 😁

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  3. My mother sang that once in a while. I even had a post where 2 veterans sing it. Great choice, John!!

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    1. My track coach in high school sung that song when he was a little tense. I never got the meaning of the words until later. Thanks, GP.

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  4. Well played! My dad used to sing “Mairzy dotes” to me all the time when I was little.

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    1. Great memory, Liz. Thanks.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  5. “…and little lambs???”

    Nice job, John.

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  6. I guess you proved that men really are from Mars. Marvelous work, Boss. You’re a mensch.

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    1. Thank you, Marc.

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  7. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    I remember the song and never questioned its meaning until now. What in the world does it mean? I just remember the little lambs eating ivy. But, heck, I grew up on a farm. 😂 Good one, John.

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    1. It was nonsense that people loved.

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  8. Hahaha! Marvellous!

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    1. Thank you, Dale.

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  9. Nice. Though it came in as a giant block of text on my screen. Think WP is messing with me again.

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    1. Sorry about that.

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  10. I remember hearing this, just can’t recall where. You do realize of course it’s now stuck in my head for the rest of the day. Groan.😆 Loved the post as always.

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    1. Thank you, Soooz.

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  11. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    I remember that song and my grandmother singing it;)

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    1. Great memories, Denise.

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      1. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

        They are 🙂

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  12. … And little lambs eat ivy
    … A kid’ll eat ivy too
    … Wouldn’t you?

    I used to love that … I remember my grandmother singing it to me when I was still a babe!

    Merry Marvelous Monday (okay, so it’s Sunday, but that doesn’t begin with an “M”)!

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    1. Hahaha. Thanks, Jill.

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  13. I don’t know that song either, John. I was born a bit later than both those dates. A fun post.

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    1. I’ll bet if you ask someone in their 80s they will know it.

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      1. I will ask my mom. She turned 82 last week.

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      2. Good idea. 😁

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      3. Yes, she knows it. She’s just sung some of it.

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      4. Ah Ha. Thanks for letting me know, Robbie.

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  14. The things you can do with lyrics!

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  15. You gotta be be a little old (not a lot old) and remember growing up with that chant to love this. Yes, I loved it!

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    1. Yes. As old as me. Thanks, Jennie.

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      1. And me! 🙂

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  16. Lol, John! I do remember that little ditty. I had no idea what it meant, but hey, it worked well for this prompt!

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    1. Thank you, Jan 😁

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