Strictly Germ-Proof by Arthur Guiterman

Happy New Year to Followers Old and New!

Now don’t all shout at once but I have Mr FND’s computer to work on! It’s not a Mac so progress is slow (I loathe everything about Windows – ugh!) but the USB stick works with it (we don’t have WiFi) and thus I can do a little more than I’ve been able to do with data roaming on the mobile.

In the meantime, I give you an amusing ditty from 100 years ago to welcome 2015.

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah x

From Troubles of The World

The Antiseptic Baby and the Prophylactic Pup
Were playing in the garden when the Bunny gamboled up;
They looked upon the Creature with a loathing undisguised; —
It wasn’t Disinfected and it wasn’t Sterilized.

They said it was a Microbe and a Hotbed of Disease;
They steamed it in a vapor of a thousand-odd degrees;
They froze it in a freezer that was cold as Banished Hope
And washed it in permanganate with carbolated soap.

In sulphurated hydrogen they steeped its wiggly ears;
They trimmed its frisky whiskers with a pair of hard-boiled shears;
They donned their rubber mittens and they took it by the hand
And ‘lected it a member of the Fumigated Band.

There’s not a Micrococcus in the garden where they play;
They bathe in pure iodoform a dozen times a day;
And each imbibes his rations from a Hygienic Cup —
The Bunny and the Baby…

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