Monday, April 17, 2006

refinishing

Thor and I went to see his parents on an impromptu visit Saturday. As usual, Thor went off with the guys and I sat and chatted with his mom. She is getting to that place in life where you hear the same story repeated three or four times during your visit, but she is so sweet you don't mind. Then every once in a while she'll hit you with a new story.

"Dad and I were in the shower the other day (TMI!!!) and he just stopped and looked at me. I felt a little self conscience, but then I looked at him! HAH! We're pretty wrinkly now! Hahaha! Dad said perhaps we need to remodel us instead of the house! hahah! I looked in the mirror and looked at all the wrinkles on my face. You know my sisters all got the pretty skin and I have always had this ugly pock marked skin, all thick in the cheeks. UGH! Dad knew what I was thinking. He said maybe I just needed more paint. I said, "Forget the paint! I need to be sanded and lacquered! HAHAHAH! Oh don't you wish you could be lacquered? hahah! I'd look like MaryJo! haha!"

My mother in law kills me.

This old house once knew its children This old house once knew its wife
This old house was home and comfort As they fought the storms of life
This old house once rang with laughter This old house heard many shouts
Now it trembles in the darkness When the lightning walks about

Ain't gonna need this house no longer Ain't gonna need this house no more
Ain't got time to fix the shingles Ain't got time to fix the floor
Ain't got time to oil the hinges Nor to mend the window pain
Ain't gonna need this house no longer He's getting ready to meet the saints

This old house is gettin' shaky This old house is gettin' old
This old house has seen the rain This old house has seen the cold
Oh his knees are gettin' chilly But he feels no fear or pain
'Cause he sees an angel peepin' Through a broken window pane

Ain't gonna need this house no longer Ain't gonna need this house no more
Ain't got time to fix the shingles Ain't got time to fix the floor
Ain't got time to oil the hinges Nor to mend the window pain
Ain't gonna need this house no longer He's getting ready to meet the saints

This ole house dog lies a-sleepin' He don't know I'm gonna leave
Else he'd wake up by the fireplace And he'd sit there and howl and grieve
But my huntin' days are over Ain't gonna hunt the coon no more
Gabriel done brought in my chariot When the wind blew down the door

Ain't gonna need this house no longer Ain't gonna need this house no more
Ain't got time to fix the shingles Ain't got time to fix the floor
Ain't got time to oil the hinges Nor mend the window pain
Ain't gonna need this house no longer He's getting ready to meet the saints.

add to sk*rt

2 comments:

chronicler said...

Very nice tribute!

s'mee said...

she's a sweety for sure. thanks Chronicler.