February 28, 2019

Poetic Thankful Thursday

Today is Poetic Thursday hosted by our pals Teddy and Angel Sammy at Two Spoiled Cats

Today's photo prompt is and brought back memories for Mom. When she was younger, she and her Mom and Nana would go to Bingo every week at the local Church.  It was before the no-smoking in public places laws and she remembers it being really smoky.  Everybody would really concentrate and you would be SO SURE your number would be picked for the big Jackpot!!

Memories of Bingo!
The Bingo hall was packed and smokey
Get your cards and don't be pokey.
The pros get the extra card
Their special daubers they really guard.
They can play and chain smoke
They'll keep on going till their broke.
Is it I-20 or B-11?
If you win, it's like heaven!

Today is also Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

We're THANKFUL that the record-breaking HOTS have gone away (for now) and for the nice temps that let us do some window wiffin'


easyweimaraner said...

yes we agree... impossible to imagine a bingo hall without smoke from cigarettes LOL

Brian said...

That was a fun poem! We tend to get stuck on I-85 here MOL! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

Julie said...

Do I get a TREAT now????
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Marg said...

Great poem. Playing Bingo is a fun things to do. You all have a fantastic day.

pilch92 said...

That was a great poem.XO

My Mind's Eye said...

Well done Bravo!!! Appaws!! don't be pokey love it
Hugs Cecilia

Carol Roe said...

What a great poem!

Katie Isabella said...

I LOVE THAT POEM! I do!!!! xx

da tabbies o trout towne said...

total lee awesum poem today guyz......mom did grate !! de FSG haz played a few timez; never won but it waz still fun :) ♥♥

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

OH yes, says Mom. She too went with her mother and the smoke was horrible. Dad said Mom reeked of smoke when she came home even though they always sat in the "nonsmoking" area.

Nice poetry work!

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

Pam and Teddy said...

Oh yes! Mom says she forgot about all that smoke....it was important you came with plenty cigarettes for the entire evening too. Interesting memories from everyone today who did a poem about Bingo. LOL

Thanks for playing along with us!
Hugs, Teddy

World of Animals, Inc said...

Happy Thankful Thursday. We loved the poem that you shared. Never a big bingo player when I was younger, but now play every summer for a charity. It's a really fun time. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful day.
World of Animals

Sweet Purrfections said...

Great poem! Mom Paula doesn't remember going to too many Bingo games when she was younger, but she remembers smoke everywhere when they'd go out.

Kitties Blue said...

Great job with poem. We don't hear much about Bingo anymore. Guess they probably still play at senior centers and churches. Sawyer sends Noelle some purrs, and Mau sends Allie bazillions of smooches and all his love. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer p.s. Sharon, this Captcha thing is driving me insane. It makes me go through ten screens at least!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

I remember those thick clouds of smoke everywhere, not just Bingo Halls, but in cafes, cinemas, pubs, everywhere! Evenings out are so much better with no ciggie haze. Great poem too.