Thursday, July 11, 2013

I Sure Was Somethin



          
                                                             I sure was a looker
                                                             back in my day
                                                             I glimmered and shined
                                                             People took notice
                                                             when I came their way

                                                             I could run with the best
                                                             at any given time
                                                             smooth and fast
                                                             leaving headlights behind
                                                             I put the medal to the pedal
                                                             on down the line

                                                             I was sleek as could be
                                                             before rust settled in
                                                             sitting at the drive in
                                                             cruising through town
                                                             with the windows down

                                                             Yes Sir,
                                                             I sure was somethin
                                                             parked on lover's lane
                                                             on a moonlight night
                                                             Those shiny hubcaps
                                                             what a pretty sight
                                                             underneath those stars
                                                             with nothing but quiet

                                                             Time sure has changed
                                                             I've never seen so many
                                                             new model trucks and cars
                                                             For me, time stands still
                                                             in the middle of this field

                                                             Everyday I just sit here
                                                             watching em all pass by
                                                             The sun beatin down
                                                              rain pouring from the sky
                                                             each day dragging by

                                                             Every now and then
                                                             someone will take notice
                                                             pull off the road
                                                             stop by for a look
                                                             pat me on the hood and say
                                                             she sure was a looker
                                                             back in her day

                                                             Yes Sir,
                                                              I sure was a looker
                                                              before rust settled in
                                                              and newer models
                                                              became the trend
                                                              and I was traded in

                                                              Before time passed me by
                                                              before the dents and scrapes
                                                              sittin here wasting away
                                                              before rust settled in

                                                              Yes Sir,
                                                              I sure was somethin
                                                              back in my day
       
                                                              I sure was somethin
                                                              alright

                                                              Susie Swanson, 2013

Ok, I know everyone is saying what will she come up with next.. I do go from one extreme to another but I write what comes to mind or what I can find in a picture. This one just jumped out at me and ya'll know how I love to write about the past.. 

It's bean picking and canning season and I'm sorry if I haven't been to many of your posts lately but will try and get around soon. Busy time of year and like my mama used to say, we got to get er while we can.. Ya'll take care and don't work to hard... Love and Hugs, Susie

20 comments:

  1. Love this looking back by a truck...I see them abandoned in fields and I wonder about the stories they could tell.

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    1. Thank you Susie. I've always wondered that myself so I thought I'd be the voice of one for a change..lol.

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  2. Aw, this is great, Susie. I love it! I'm sure it was a looker too when it was all shiny and new. I hope you are having a good week. Good luck with your canning.

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    1. Thank you so much Daisy. I'm sure it was.

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  3. Hi Susie, I love this poem, how cute! Sounds like you have had a very busy week. I have some phlebitis acting up in my leg and have been having to keep my legs elevated for the last three days. I have learned to be good about being still, but I don't like it! :) It looks like we are going to have a big storm later tonight. Sorry to hear you have been getting hit so hard. Thankfully we have had a couple of rain free days and the pond has had a chance to drain off back into the woods. I was getting worried there for a while that it was going to flood. We had that happen once before a couple of years ago and it almost made up to the front door. That was a little scary. Have a lovely evening ahead, I know you are going to enjoy all the wonderful canned goods come winter! With Love, Delisa :)

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    1. Thank you Delisa. Sorry to hear about your problems with your legs. I'm glad you are taking care of yourself. Be safe in those storms. They've been pretty bad here too.

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  4. What a great poem. I've always enjoyed "hearing" what old things think when I see them. I well remember those canning and freezing days. Wish my garden was big enough to do some of that.

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    1. Thank you so much. I hope your garden does good.

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  5. I just love old trucks like this. My favorite are the old Chevy trucks. They are classic trucks indeed. This was a fun poem to read.

    It has been very hot here, and I wish it would cool down a bit. I don't do well in the heat anymore.

    Love,
    ~Sheri

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    1. Thank you Sheri. I love anything old..lol. I saw on the weather where ya'll are burning up. Hope you get some relief soon in the form of rain. Like you I can't stand it much anymore either.

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  6. This is an interesting analogy to our own aging...when I think about my early days, young and strong and frolicking with my friends...while I still feel young and strong, I feel like I'm watching all the frolicking by people my daughters' ages...funny. Haven't gotten to canning yet, things are still sprouting, but may your canning be successful! Hugs to you

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    1. Thanks Lise. I think the same thing when I look at my grandkids. Hope your canning is successful as well.

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  7. Susie, at first I thought you meant yourself! :)
    We have old tractors that were probably treasured by their owners when they were new. What stories they could tell, replacing horses and farmers learning to drive them.

    Thanks for checking in on me ~ I'm lazy I suppose.

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    1. Thank you . I was talking about myself to in this one..lol. No you're not lazy, just like me you don't have much time. It's a busy time of year. Take care.

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  8. Susie, I would love that old truck even now. I think we can all remember a car or truck from our past. Canning...eekkk that's almost like being a pioneer..I don't know if I could do it. LOL. Hope you have a wonderful week.oxox, Susie

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    1. Thank you Susie. Yes we do and even though I wrote this about an old truck it could have been my daddy's old truck.Funny how things like that pop into your mind..Yeah, the canning is in full swing and I'm sure you'd do ok..lol.

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  9. Hi Susie! I hope you are having a nice day. It is clouding up here and we expect more big rain this afternoon. We have had unexpected company come and they have been with us since Sunday. It has been a lot of fun. Some good friends of ours have family from Nashville that were coming down for a visit. Then it rained so hard Saturday night that their well flooded and water came up through their toliets and drains. What a mess they had on their hands with no running water. So we invited everyone to come here and we have set up our guest room and air mattresses upstairs in my sewing room. They are lovely people and I feel just like they are family. I have been enjoying the visit and hearing all their stories. We are going to make fried chicken together tonight with all the trimmings. Yum! I just hope our electricity doesn't go out in the storm! I'll just try and think positive. :) I hope you all stay dry and have a wonderful afternoon! With Love Delisa

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    1. Oh I'm so sorry to hear this Delisa. This summer, the weather has been crazy. I'm so glad ya'll are making the most of it and enjoying yourselves. That will be such a mess for them to clean up. Ya'll stay safe in those storms and I will be praying for you all. Hugs.

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  10. Yes,Susie, I bet it was a looker back in her day!

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