WHEN I MOVED TO BINGOTOWN*
When we moved to Bingotown*
Strange scenery all around…
But happiness began
When I spied the “Lestoil Man”!
A sign just like it stood
On Court Street (years it would)…
Until falling down
About when I left town.
That metal sign emerged
To give me my “first words”…
“There’s the Lestoil Man!”
As along the street we ran.
The State Hospital where my Dad
Had a job wasn’t bad…
A thousand eyes watched
As the Chaplain’s kids hop-scotched.
My brother did much of the talking
While I was listening and gawking…
When he moved out of the house,
I wasn’t as quiet as a mouse!
* Bingotown…an irreverent slang term for Binghamton (NY)