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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Thoroughly Poetic Pictorial Thursday

Today we join Two  SPOILED CAT 
Angel Sammy and Teddy for their poetic pictorial poem.

New Year's Eve is the photo Angel Sammy and his brudder Teddy selected this week.

New Year's Eve

*First Night is what we call here in the City of Oaks.
The celebration starts in mid afternoon for kids and old folks
(who fall asleep at ten in their den).
The peeps have never been.
The crowds of crazy womens and mens running around like banshee hens
would surely send them over the deep end.
They sometimes watch it on the TVeees.  
Just before the stroke of midnight in town.
A crane begins to lower a ginormous metal (oak) acorn down to the ground. 
Yep you read that right an oak acorn and that is no joke. 
There was doubt about its appearance this year.
A careless bloke was moving it to be cleaned up.
The chain broke and holy acorns it fell with a bang
it got dented on the side and some of the metal bent.
Acorn EMS was called to the scene.  External damage minor
but repairable was declared.

Below is an excerpt from a recent news story it gives you some stats on 
the acorn.
Crews hit a snag with what may be the one acorn in the city they want to keep from hitting the ground.
Workers on Wednesday postponed their efforts to relocate the 1,250-pound, steel acorn from Moore Square to South Salisbury Street when the sculpture didn’t fit on a new base its artist had designed for it.
The 10-foot-tall, 8-foot-wide acorn is used during the New Year’s Eve celebrations in City Plaza.
The city had invited the media to watch crews relocate the acorn from Moore Square, where it had stayed since 1991, to a spot in front of the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.

*For those who are interested in reading all about First Night 
and all the festivities


  1. What an interesting tradition! I guess it is kind of like the Times Square ball.

  2. That is quite a weird New Year's Eve tradition. Here everyone just gets drunk, sings Auld Lang Syne and let's off fireworks.
    Toodle pip!

  3. WOW! I love the idea of an acorn falling instead of that boring old Time Square ball. Interesting tradition....let's just hope it's QUIET on the eve of the new year. Mom told me there's sometimes lots of NOISE - UHOH - I don't like noise!
    As for your poem - it's absolutely fabulous - Angel Sammy will just love it and I know he'll be happy you wrote one for his poetry day!!

    Hugs, Teddy

  4. That is just the coolest acorn! We are not looking forward to the fireworks that will go off New Year's Eve. We are hoping our very cold temps will keep everyone inside!

  5. Excellent poem - and darn if that wasn't embarrassing for them!! Wow. PS: we are DREADING New Year's Eve here. Our neighborhood gets way too loud.

  6. Oh the poor Acorn but glad it is all right. Great poem. You all have a most wonderful day.

  7. Uh, that acorn is pretty dang cool! The poem gave me the giggles this morning. We go no place but home on New Year's Eve... nope. We stay home and eat crab legs and then if we stay awake we eat the nasty creamed herring we been eating for years so we have good luck for the year. CH actually eats a tiny bit of the herring between two triscuits while I try not to gag.

  8. Must wonder about the size of your squirrels!

    We have decided to see our parents on New Year's Eve's Day and spend the Eve itself at home with Miss O and Brom and Mouse. They might get a bit scared of the fireworks going off in the area.

    Love your little scarf in one of your previous posts.

    Mara from Norway

  9. Hari OM
    Well, that is different! I am going to disagree with Bertie though. Not everyone gets drunk. Some of us don't take alcohol... just putting up my hand for the 'quiet night in'!!! Hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

  10. A giant acorn? Now that's really different! Hope there aren't any squirrels big enough to steal it!

  11. That was a fun and informative poem. We hope that giant acorn doesn't attract too many squirrels to the celebration.

  12. I sure would love to see the oak tree that acorn fell from.. talk about giant oaks. wow. glad it was not harmed and could be repaired. just looked up and saw Step cooment and now i want to see a squirrel that could carry that acorn and climb that tree. now i am wondering what other interesting things are dropped on First night around the country. my first ever hearing of this acorn

  13. That is one massively impressive acorn! Happy First Night.
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  14. Wow, it would take a really big squirrel to run off with that acorn!!
    ♥♥ Happy New Year!!
    Wyatt and Tegan

  15. Went to a freezing First Night in Virginia...great fun! We're not sure about a huge nut bringing in the new year....just sayin'.

  16. When I just saw the photos and didn't read yet, I wondered if there was a giant squirrel to go with the giant acorn!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

  17. Great poem! I loved it and that is some acorn! WoW!
    They have First Night here in Vancouver too. You Have to buy tickets and Mommy says it is a whole bunch of rowdy people. We too will be watching it on televison.

  18. Dang that is one big acorn! We only had First Night once here but SLC usually has it. BUTT we haven't heard about it this year.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  19. Great poem for the coming New Year! 🎊🎉🎈🍾

  20. Dang, I'd hate to see the squirrel that acorn belongs to!

  21. Nice poem Madi and that is a cool acorn. I love your New Year header too. XO

  22. That is one big acorn! We’d like to see the tree it was on. ;)

  23. Whew....we're glad the acorn is okay!!!

    your guy Raz and The Florida Furkids

  24. Great poem and what an enormous acorn! Glad it wasn't too damaged. Nose licks and love from Moth xx


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