Murdo Girl…Nothing could be finer

If I had Aladdin’s lamp for only a day…

I’d make a wish and here’s what I’d say

Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina in the morning

(On the road to Brevard…Thursday morning.)


We met Anne and Bear for coffee and a treat

At the Blue Ridge Bakery where the locals meet

Blue Grass musicians entertained us all

Outside the rain began to fall

Bear and Kip were very emphatic

They didn’t want to join us at the resale Attic

So they went to a place called Mantiques

Then met us for some yummy lunchtime eats

We took the dogs for a walk and gave them bones

Before driving up the mountain to the home of the Jones’


On Saturday Bear was kind enough

To take Kip and me to see lots of stuff

He drove us to Highland and Cashiers

We saw a waterfall so loud it hurts your ears

It’s called Dry Falls and yet…

When I stood behind it, my new hat got wet


Streaming down the mountain that water was raging

If you tripped and fell…there’d be no more aging

We stopped by a thrift store (Which filled Kip with dread)

I bought this vintage hat to adorn my head


The day was sunny and the mountains were full

Of colorful trees, so incredibly beautiful

We got back in time to take the dogs outside

Before going for another short ride

At Bear and Anne’s we saw James and Janet

Anne made the best dinner on the planet

Janet’s dessert was heaven-sent

We walked when we came and waddled when we went

After dinner the conversation digressed

From colonoscopy stories to barium tests

I’m saying you would have felt left out

If you hadn’t had surgery or at least some gout

All the way back, Kip and I professed

No one in this world could be more blessed.

To have wonderful friends like these four


And to think…back home there’s even more

When friends become more like family

The world’s a wonderful place to see and be

2 thoughts on “Murdo Girl…Nothing could be finer

  1. scoper07 November 4, 2018 / 8:07 pm

    Great poem MG! I like your hat. Does Kip catch flack for his cap? I hope not. Beautiful country for sure.


    • Mary Francis McNinch November 4, 2018 / 9:27 pm

      Kip has gotten so many favorable comments and handshakes throughout the trip 07..totally surprised me! I didn’t want him to wear it, but I’m not the boss if him.


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