Cowart's Common Room

As you can see from the photos:

a) I have cleaned the house and am ready to party.

b) My purple dress is ready to pop on later.

Here is a poem for you. Sure you all know it.

Warning - When I Am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple

When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple

with a red hat that doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.

And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves

and satin candles, and say we've no money for butter.

I shall sit down on the pavement when I am tired

and gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells

and run my stick along the public railings

and make up for the sobriety of my youth.

I shall go out in my slippers in the rain

and pick the flowers in other people's gardens

and learn to spit.

You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat

and eat three pounds of sausages at a go

or only bread and pickles for a week

and hoard pens and pencils and beer nuts and things in boxes.

But now we must have clothes that keep us dry

and pay our rent and not swear in the street

and set a good example for the children.

We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.

But maybe I ought to practice a little now?

So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised

When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.


See you later, I have about twenty songs lined up.

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Posted at 20th Apr 2008 - 06:04PM   Posted by Cait   HAPPY ANNIVERSARY WISHES Comments: 10

Unpeuloufoque's Avatar Know and love that ditty! Used to have it on a card on the fridge.

Posted by: Unpeuloufoque on 20th Apr 2008 at 06:07PM

Unpeuloufoque's Avatar Damn meant to say loved your dress too!!!

Posted by: Unpeuloufoque on 20th Apr 2008 at 06:07PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Love the ditty - love the dress - see you soon.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 20th Apr 2008 at 06:19PM

Snailbeachshepherdess's Avatar just love that poem .....and the dress is simply wonderful of course

Posted by: Snailbeachshepherdess on 20th Apr 2008 at 06:50PM

Inthemud's Avatar Brilliant poem, know it well. Love your dress..........lets all party now

Posted by: Inthemud on 20th Apr 2008 at 07:06PM

EmbarassedEmbarassedEmbarassed Are you supposed to be old to do all that?? Guess what i've started REALLY EARLYLaughing

Posted by: Bodran on 20th Apr 2008 at 07:13PM

Best wishes to all on this special day!!!! When I have my venison stew and glass of nice red wine I will think of all of your wonderful blogs & beautiful photos.

Posted by: Crucifix on 20th Apr 2008 at 07:21PM

Frances's Avatar Cait, I also know that poem, and it was swell to see it today!

Posted by: Frances on 20th Apr 2008 at 07:24PM

Mountainear's Avatar A favourite poem Cait - and definitely the way to go!

Posted by: Mountainear on 20th Apr 2008 at 07:48PM

Camilla's Avatar Hi Cait,

I love that Poem, still remember it. I too love that picture, and Purple dress.


Posted by: Camilla on 20th Apr 2008 at 10:13PM

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