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The Good Old Days
Posted by: IanB (
Date: May 11, 2004 10:21AM

Maybe this isn't poetry, but the language is poetic. Many decades ago, I read something that started:

Long, long ago,
In the Good Old Days
When dogs were tethered
With strings of sausages...

I can't remember how it continued, or indeed whether it did continue. Maybe it was the start of a poem, or of some magic-realist story, or maybe it was a catch-phrase translated from some foreign language and culture.

Does anyone know where it comes from?

Can anyone come up with comparably quirky and charming images to evoke the Good Old Days?


Re: The Good Old Days
Posted by: Johnny SansCulo (
Date: May 11, 2004 10:45AM

When everybody wore a hat
and everyone smoked a cigarette

Re: The Good Old Days
Posted by: Johnny SansCulo (
Date: May 11, 2004 11:30AM

I had hoped to find something through Google...I did find the what you were looking for but comical anyway.

all animated dogs always steal perfect strings of sausages from street butchers who are always big, hairy and possibly Italian.

Re: The Good Old Days
Posted by: The Mystic Elixir (
Date: May 11, 2004 02:13PM

"I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven't got the
guts to bite people themselves." -- August Strindberg

(I couldn't find your quote sorry)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Mystic: One who experiences mystical union, or direct communion with God or Ulitmate reality.

Elixir: A substance held capable of prolonging life indefinitely, a sweetened, alcoholic, medicinal solution...I am

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