I was all set to amble through the mall

When I smelled a pure siren’s call

Amble became hurry, hurry became rush

Making my way through all the hush

I sniffed, I inhaled, I smelled the aroma

Be still my heart, there was mocha

Teasing, taunting, drawing me forward

The scent without let-up moved me onward

A line-up at the counter I stood exposed

As my nostrils flared, I all but bulldozed

Into the midst of the ever growing line

Until I was holding my little goldline

Delicious, aromatic, heaven in a cup

Don’t talk, don’t speak, don’t chat me up

Those first testing samples landed on my tongue

Glorious, wonderful, delightful my bell they had rung

A momentous moment to be sure I extolled

My first cup of coffee I lovingly behold

All is right with the world now you see

Never would I so yearn for a cup of tea

Delicious coffee wrapped in my hands

Decidedly all was good in the land




Shopping Malls



I cannot walk a long distance

I often require assistance

In the mall I ride a cart

Oh be still my beating heart

The sites I see at kid level

Nothing here in which to revel

All I see as I ride on through

A bunch of arses who knew

Kids act out in malls regularly

Now I understand why exactly

The problem I identified

Never shall I brush aside

So like “Silly Old Sod”

Although it might look odd

We play silly games

Never the experience the same



Dinosaur Hunting – Ode to Silly old Sod!

I loved your piece so much, that this little ditty popped instantly into my head.  Hope you enjoy and don’t think it is an invasion on your piece.  I was completely captivated by it 🙂


It was a day full of cheer

Everyone grinning ear to ear

Watching searching for

That elusive dinosaur

Hiding lurking sneaking about

Where was he hiding, move out!

We’ll capture him at the corner

He can be such a charmer

Look left, look right

I have him in my sight

Get him grandpa your bigger than me

I can’t capture more than a knee

Grandpa jumped into the fray

It was indeed a glorious day!

Humours Pics

Copywrite Phyllis L. HoltHolberg BC 001Holberg BC 002

Had to include an explanation. lol.

Apparently years ago a warrant officer was transferred to the Canadian Armed Forces base in Holberg.  Crossing an access road to that base was another road used by the trucks of the Western Forest Products Company.  Loggers, after they have unloaded a logging truck, commonly hoist its trailer portion up behind the driver’s cap and carry it piggyback for its return journey with the “reach” (the long connecting bar) jutting out above the cab.  The warrant officer, seeing this strange sight for the first time, remarked the empty trucks looked like elephants hold up their trunks.  Therefore, this intersection became known as Elephant Crossing, a sign here was embellished with pink elephants, and the name found it’s way into the Gazetteer of Canada.  The crossing sign was there well after the base closed.  I haven’t been back in years and am at this point unsure if it remains.  I must check into that!  (The pictures are Copyrighted by Phyllis L. Holt) but the explanation comes from British Columbia Place Names written by G.P.V. and Helen Akrigg.  I figured you might enjoy an explanation.

I believe this picture is self-explanatory and so humourous I had to include it as it “just happened” and I managed to snap a picture at the time.Puppy Dog 001