Friday, January 30, 2009

Miss Parker


Ellen Kimball said...


I haven't heard Dorothy Parker's works in years. How charming!

Thanks SO MUCH for posting,


PS. Are you into music lyrics and trivia? This is driving me crazy.

My mother used to sing me a lullaby about "The Sandman"

I recall only a little of the music of this child's lullabye.

"The sandman...
He's scattering his sand in Ellen's eyes.
The sandman... the sandman...
Has put my Ellen to sleep."

I was born in 1939 and my mother is gone. She played the piano and was a beautiful woman who married my handsome dad at 18 and had me at 19. It was wartime, and I was an only child.

There isn't anyone left to remember this.

Teacats said...

My favorite Parkerism:

"You can lead a whore to culture ... but you cannot make her think ....."

Jan at Rosemary Cottage

clymela said...

Dear Ellen Kimball-I am honored now to remember this with you. I was born in 1947 and I already know what you mean. I wish I knew the origins of your family Sandman song but I don't.