OK, Folks, you know the drill. Allright everyone, let’s gather in front of our large, 13″, Black and White TV set, and watch as a tall, lanky man in a khaki uniform strides out, and introduces himself as Sheriff John. He sings his opening song, which should be our motto for the upcoming year:
When people see you smiling they can’t help smiling too
When you look out the window to a dark and gloomy day
Break out a smile and in a while the gloom will go away
So laugh and be happy with a merry melody
A song will make a hat rack look like a Christmas tree
Get rid of worry in a hurry, chase the blues away
Just laugh and be happy all the live…. long….. day..
He then says: Boys and girls, tonight we celebrate the end of the 2006th positive year of the conventional calendar. Please be careful with your buttermilk and cookies tonight, and if you do drink too much, have a designated buddy to see you safely home.
Now, my records show we have a very special birthday boy today. Quite the accomplished author, he consistently is entertaining, and is a really neat person to know. Please join me in singing the Birthday Cake Polka for underpope: