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Sunday, December 16, 2007

Whimper Wonderland

(to the tune of "Winter Wonderland")

North wind howls, hear it whistling,
Sets your neck hairs a’bristling
Hey, we’ll be all right!
We’re caught for the night
Stuck here in our winter wonderland.

Snowflakes fell while we slumbered
Our provisions are numbered
I wonder how long
We’ll all get along
Stuck here in our winter wonderland.

Someone got sent out to check the gas can
And found out the level’s really down.
We stared at each other and said, “Oh, man!
“We should’ve pick up more last time in town!”

I would like to inquire,
“Could we please start a fire?
“I’m cold! I’m afraid!
“Relief’s been delayed--
“(We’re) stuck here in our winter wonderland.”

Went back out again to check the gas can.
Spilled the last eight ounces on the ground.
We’ll just have to come with a new plan
To stay warm when the power lines are down.

Fam’ly life--so fulfilling!
So far there’s been no killing....
I guess we just stay
‘Til sometime next May
Stuck here in our winter wonderland.

© 2007

(Sorry, folks! It was stuck in my head—I had to let it out!)


Keetha said...

If things get TOO bad, you can call and I'll send hubby with his honkin' big 4X4 Dodge Ram to rescue you. (Hey - - - a gas guzzler like that OUGHT to be good for SOMETHING besides pulling a fishing boat to the lakes!!!)

Marcia said...

Hey, no worries! We can always flag down a passing snowplow!

Trace'in the Grace said...

Nice verstion of this song, Marcia. Did you hear the five year old's version? Instead of "Later on, we'll conspire..." It's "Later on, we'll count spiders....