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Do You Remember? (Susan Lawrence)

Do you remember the clothes
hanging stiff in the kitchen?
Do you remember the chamber pot under the bed?
When an outhouse was not just for decoration?
Well, you're not the only one I daresay.

Do you remember the old
ringer washer for washday?
Do you remember the warmth
of the old wood stove?
And crowding to put your feet in the oven?
Well, you're not the only one I daresay.

Our memories they do join us,
They create in us a special bond;
Can't say that every single memory,
Is one that I'd call fond.

Do you remember the smell
of wet homemade mittens?
Do you remember the party line on the phone?
And television before there was cable?
Well, you're not the only one I daresay.

Do you remember the smell
of a Sunday's Jiggs dinner?
Do you remember Newfie music on the radio?
And hearing the old folks say,
"Do you remember?"
Well, you're not the only one I daresay.

Our memories they do join us,
They create in us a special bond;
Can't say that every single memory,
Is one that I'd call fond.
Can't say that every single memory,
Is one that I would call fond.

####.... Susan Lawrence of Upper Gullies, Conception Bay South, NL, with music by George Westcott ....####
From Wikipedia:
Jiggs Dinner - traditional meal commonly prepared and eaten on Sundays in many regions around the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Named after a comic strip character, the meal typically consists of a combination of pickled salt beef (or salt riblets), boiled potatoes, carrots, cabbage, turnip, turnip greens, bread pudding, dressing, pease pudding, and a cooked turkey, chicken or beef roast. Condiments sometimes include mustard pickles, pickled beets, cranberry sauce and butter. The leftover vegetables from Jiggs dinner are often mixed into a pan and fried to make a dish known as cabbage hash or corned beef and cabbage hash. Corned beef and cabbage was the favorite meal of Jiggs, the central character in Bringing Up Father, an influential American comic strip created by cartoonist George McManus (1884-1954). Syndicated by King Features, the popular strip ran for 87 years, from 1913 to 2000, and centered around a former hod-carrier from Ireland who became nouveau riche by winning the Irish Sweepstakes.



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