Sturgis, ha, are you channeling Alan Sherman?
Bristol, CT - I wonder if the camp is still there?
I took a looksie on the net to try and locate the old camp, I can't find it although there is a wildlife/nature thing-a-ma-jig associated to the name now and in the same area.
And now back to our musical selections and this classic from Alan Sherman:
Hello Muddah, hello Faddah
here I am at Camp Grenada
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 Lynnard Skinner
he got ptomaine poisoning last night after dinner.
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.
Take me home, oh Muddah, Faddah
take me home I hate Grenada.
Don't leave me out in the forest
where I might get eaten by a bear.
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 will even let Aunt Bertha hug and kiss me.
Wait a minute...it stopped hailing,
guys are swimming, guys are sailing,
playing baseball, gee that's better.
Muddah, Faddah, kindly disregard this letter.
I'll be back later to sing about the dead goose in 'Go Tell Aunt Rhody'