Sunday, August 05, 2007

Off to Camp!

Yep. It's Allen's first week at a real summer camp. He went with his friend Sam to a Christian summer camp up in the Adirondack Mountains. Neither boys were at all cooperative in letting me take a good picture of them.
I think at this point the boys were anxious for their mothers to just leave. Anyway...I think it will be a great week for them.

Here's to them!

Camp Granada (Alan Sherman)

Hello muddah, hello faddah
Here I am at Camp Granada
Camp is very entertaining
And they say we'll have some fun if it stops raining.

I went hiking with Joe Spivy
He developed poison ivy
You remember Leonard Skinner
He got ptomaine poisoning last night after dinner.

Take me home, oh muddah, faddah
Take me home, I hate Granada
Don't leave me out in the forest where
I might get eaten by a bear.

All the counselors hate the waiters
And the lake has alligators
And the head coach wants no sissies
So he reads to us from something called Ulysses.

How I don't want this should scare ya
But my bunkmate has malaria
You remember Jeffrey Hardy
They're about to organize a searching party.

Take me home...I promise I will not make noise
Or mess the house with other boys.
Oh please don't make me stay
I've been here one whole day.

Dearest faddah, darling muddah,
How's my precious little bruddah
Let me come home, if you miss me
I would even let Aunt Bertha hug and kiss me.

Wait a minute, it's stopped hailing.
Guys are swimming, guys are sailing
Playing baseball, gee that's better
Muddah, faddah kindly disregard this letter.


Rachel said...

That's a cute poem. I hope they have a fun filled week!

Wanda said...

Oh how that song brings back memories of camp.....Cute pictures, what fun time to remember. So glad you gave us the words, I had forgotten so many of them.

Gudl said...

Very cool photos! I have to tell my daughter about them!!
Got your phone call. If the weather is good, I will be at the beach tomorrow afternoon. In the morning we have a dentist appointment.
Plan on coming if you can .

gmj said...

Now I really miss camp!! I have great memories of Church Camp, one of them is this song.

kristina said...

Reminds me of camp too. They are going to have so much fun.

Kim said...

I loved going to camp. But one time a creature got into my suitcase and ate my snacks. :(