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When Christine and Helen turned sixty

A poem for Christine & Helen...

When Christine and Helen turned sixty

 

When Christine and Helen turned sixty

Their friends exclaimed  - how can this be?

They both look so young

The both have their teeth and functioning knees!

 

And what will we do

To celebrate the days?

I know, said Sharon

Lets stand in a field at the FRAs

 

They are quick, they are strong

They tear up and down fell

They are Westies wimmin

And they scrub up rather well

 

They are stalwarts of the club

Stars of Loch Ossian nights

And cross country relays

When the weather is sh___

 

I remember a time

When Fiona was wee

At a relay in the cold

Standing beside me

 

Where’s mummy?

A little tearful

In the mud I replied

Coming over that hill

 

See that woman that

With froth on her face

That’s your mum

My goodness she has set quite a pace!

 

I remember Christine

At the Hodgsons and Pen y Gent

Actually I was so far behind

I only saw her in the tea tent

 

Winning, partying, drinking tea

This is your forte

Now you show those youngsters

That 60 is the new 40

 

This poem is rubbish

But I hope it conveys

Our love and best wishes

 

For your special birthdays.  Hip Hip Hooray!

Posted by Muffy Calder on Wed 19 Oct 2016 | 3 comments

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Comments

  1. Charlie said...

    Ha, class Muffy. Good effort, but I'd maybe stick to Computing Science, etc... :-P

    Cmen and Helmac now 60, well they'll be setting new age category records in some races soon...

    All the best :-)

    cc

    Saturday 29th October 2016 3.56pm

  2. Christine said...

    Dear Muffy

    It's toughie -
    To have reached this sixtieth year,
    But with running and pals a tempted wee tear
    Turned into something more fluffy!

    Helen and me coped with routes, tents and loos
    Following list after list,
    Oh yes and two mountain rescues
    No time to get pissed!

    But at the end of the day we have had fun on the hill
    And Helen and me, we're now back for the kill!

    Monday 31st October 2016 9.43pm

  3. alex said...

    instagram online: This post makes a lot of sense indeed and I appreciate the work

    Thursday 18th May 2017 9.56am

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