Barmitzvah Grammen

Again, I have to say there will be a detailed post about the barmitzvah soon – the house is now eerily quiet after the constant hum of activity over the weekend, and I need to catch my breath.

My oldest son performed a grammen on Friday night – and here I share some of the verses. [some have been omitted to protect privacy] It was funny and sweet and everything in between.

Thank you to all, who came from near and far….
To those who came by plane or by car….
It’s good to see you, I’m glad you’re here….
The least you could have done was to bring some beer….

I was asked to speak but that wouldn’t do…
Since people make grammens, I made one too….
This’ll be great, I’m sure you’ll all have a ball…..
I sure will enjoy making fun of you all….

I’ve never seen HockeyFan so happy as now….
He has enough money to invest in the Dow…
Even though the market hit the deck….
HockeyFan will still accept cash or cheque…

My dear brothers, stepbrothers and step sisters too….
At times I wish you were in Kalamazoo….
But aside from that I’m glad you’re here…
But you didn’t either bring any beer…. [I don’t let the kids drink, but being true Canadians they like beer]

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My step-father KoD drives like a cabbie….
He has a sense of humour that isn’t too shabby….
He keeps us laughing and on our toes….
Where his next prank will come from nobody knows…..

My dear brother HockeyFan, the centre of attention….
I know that you know this but just let me mention….
HockeyFan, you can never give an answer straight……
For you to be a politician I can hardly wait……

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My dear mother Ima, you know how to cook…..
Eventually you’ll get around to writing your book….
With your blog and twitter and facebook too….
It’s a wonder you have any time for YOU….

Friend one, friend two and my auntie…..
You came from New York but didn’t bring candy….
It’s been so long since I’ve seen ya’ll….
I’m sure you’ll say I’ve grown really tall…..

If I haven’t mentioned you it’s not my fault….
Even I have an editor, and she wanted to keep it short…
Even though you are not part of the grammen it’s ok…
You should consider yourself lucky I didn’t make fun of you today…

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  1. batya from NJ says:

    Very cute :)!

  2. ilanadavita says:

    Great job! Congratulations to your son.

  3. g6 says:

    How did I miss this post, when it originally came out???
    AWESOME!
    Great job.

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