Rinkly Rimes is a daily compilation of original verses, parodies, comic rhymes, children's poems and even, sometimes,'serious stuff' (but not often.)
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Number 151 is really today's Blog but I couldn't resist this cartoon from our weekend paper! A poem demanded to be written! (The word 'scarpa' may be new to you. It means GO. I think it comes from Cockney rhyming slang and originated in WW1, when someone or other left Scarpa Flo rather hastily. So 'scarpa' now means 'dash off!')
Born in England in 1931. Evacuated in World War 2. Trained as a teacher at Brighton Training College, Sussex. Taught in London. Moved to Zimbabwe. Seven years later worked on a mail ship. Married Malcolm in Capetown. Two children, Rebecca and Greg. Moved to Australia in 1974. After retirement worked for a publisher. Three grandsons, Blake, Harry and Max. Disabled by stroke in 2013. Now in wheelchair with husband as carer..