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Limerics by the Class of 1959

1. 15-Oct-12
Ruskin Bond - a reviewer (Gillian Wright)
in "India Today" (15 Oct 2012),
says Ruskin wrote this limerick

There once was an old man of Landour
who wanted young folk to laugh more
so he wrote them a book,
and with laughter they shook,
as they rolled down the road to Rajpore
--Ruskin Bond

2. 29-Oct-12 10:50 AM
There once was a man of Landour
Who went out in a monsoon shower
The rain came down so hard
It split the bard in two like a card
And he turned into a beautiful twin flower
--Philip McEldowney

3. 29-Oct-12 11:12 AM
Phil says,
"I wish I were back in Landour
 (Though the rain there could certainly pour)
 Knowing it was not Sandy
 I know I'd feel dandy!
 Here the winds are starting to roar,,,"
--Carol Fordham

4. 29-Oct-12 11:43 AM
There once lived a man in Landour
Who was known as a terrible bore,
Til one day his britches
Were found full of leeches
And now he is known in folklore.
--Gail Harris

5. 29-Oct-12 11:55 AM
One day at a school in Landour
The matron proceeded to glower
In her fit the small boys
Were deprived of their toys
And punished for over an hour.
--Jackson Day

6. 29-Oct-12 1:12 PM
Old students return to Landour
With memories now sweet, and now sour
Here they sold jellabies!
There a dog once had rabies!
And look! It still stands! The clock tower!
-Norm Mundhenk

7. 29-Oct-12 1:28 PM
There was a young man in Landour
Whose lungs had incredible power.
He fell down the khud
And hit with a thud
And his screams even shook the Clock Tower.
--Gil Osgood

8. 29-Oct-12 4:36 PM
From Landour to happy hour:

There was a young man from Landour
He rode his donkey to buy some flour
But he had no pots and had no ghee
So he blew his mouth with flour at me
As we sang together for a happy hour!
--Edith Theis-Nielsen

9. 29-Oct-12 11:13 PM
The poor old man from Landour
Slipped on soap while taking a shower
The unfortunate bloke
Found his femur was broke
And he laid there for almost an hour.
--Weldon Friesen

10. 30-Oct-12 1:00 AM
There was a young man from Landour
Who opened an invisible door
And there in his mind
In amazement he did find
The meaning of life and more
--Kiran Mehra

11. 30-Oct-12 11:23 AM (with
editing 30-Oct-12 1:42 PM)
There was a young girl in Landour
Who went to the market for flour.
Imagine her cries
When she saw all the flies--
She ran home and took a long shower.
--Joanne G Gray

12. 30-Oct-12 2:22 PM
The clouds grew dark over Landour
I ran, like mad, to the Clocktower
The monsoons arrived
I somehow survived
The rain, the hail and the thundour! (Canadian pronunciation)
--Winn K. Files

13. 30-Oct-12 2:28 PM
There once was a boy in Landour
Who could smilingly name every flower,
But I'm sorry to state
When it came to a date
He was tongue tied and red faced and dour.
--Gil Osgood #2

14. 30-Oct-12 2:56 PM
There was a young lady of Landour
Whose lover gave her a flower.
Imagine her cries
of enormous surprise
When he showed her to his bower.
--Bonnie McGraw

15. 30-Oct-12 4:29 PM
I once climbed the hills of Landour,
As a child I was ever so sure,
But my years have insisted
That slopes be resisted,
So now "hiking along" is no more!
--Gail Harris #2

16. 30-Oct-12 5:12 PM
There was a young man from Landour
Jumping the hills and remembering the hour
When he would greet his wife to be
With two cats, a dog and a wallaby
Running and skipping and eating cauliflower!
-- Edith Theis-Nielsen #2

17. 30-Oct-12 5:42 PM
There was an old man from Landour
Who tripped and fell on the floor
He hit his head
They pronounced him dead
The man from Landour was no more
--Kiran Mehra #2 (ala Weldon's)

18. 30-Oct-12 6:01 PM
There was a young man from Missouri
Whose mother had a fury
Yelling, dancing is sinning
So fleeing from her preaching
He went dancing a jig in Mussoorie
--Bonnie McGraw #2

19. 30-Oct-12 6:04 PM
When I was a chut in Landour
We'd soap up ourselves in the shower
Then scoot fancy free
On our back and belly
When the matron appeared, all went sour.
--Weldon #2

20. 30-Oct-12 6:09 PM
There was a young woman from Landour
Who charged for her time by the hour
When her rate quote she read
The youth's face turned red
And his voice lost all of its power…
--Jackson Day #2

21. 30-Oct-12 7:22 PM
There was a young lass from Landour
Who met a young lad to adore
Together the went
Back to her tent
The rest is known as amour.
--Kiran Mehra #3 (ala Jackson #2)

22. 30-Oct-12 9:05 PM
In a tea shop under clock tower,

The families of Landour were tight
They were told that they had to fight
Instead together they stood
Their furies well unfurled
Now friends to the end of the world.
  --Kathy Horton

23. 30-Oct-12 10:02 PM
In Landour there once was a lass
Who wrote poetry full of bright sass
She was praised for her writing
But then was seen fighting
And that was the end of her class.
--Jackson Day #3

Landour Limericks, Class of 1960

1. 15-Oct-12
Ruskin Bond - a reviewer (Gillian Wright)
in "India Today" (15 Oct 2012),
says Ruskin wrote this limerick

There once was an old man of Landour
who wanted young folk to laugh more
so he wrote them a book,
and with laughter they shook,
as they rolled down the road to Rajpore
--Ruskin Bond

2. 29-Oct-12 10:50 AM
There once was a man of Landour
Who went out in a monsoon shower
The rain came down so hard
It split the bard in two like a card
And he turned into a beautiful twin flower
--Philip McEldowney

3. 30-Oct-12 11:51 PM (and same for 4 & 5)
A bubbly boy in Landour
Rolled down the hill every hour
He stopped his descent
When the clock tower went
And his face dropped its smile for a glower.
--Phil Wellons

4. His sister, a Landour girl,
On a dare from her brother, the churl,
Chugged jalabees nonstop
Till her buttons all popped
And her sari began to unfurl.
--Phil Wellons #2

5. My dear uncle Al, in full power,
Wrote lim'ricks galore by the hour
His subjects were varied
His rhymes were unharried,
But he never set foot in Landour
--Phil Wellons #3

6. 31-Oct-12 8:15 PM
There is a small school near Landour
whose classes were often so dour
that Ream and Jon took flight
into town during the night
and were therefore locked in the Tower.
--Jonathan King

7. There was a small school near Landour
Whose food was both mushy and sour
But trips to Mussoorie
For jalebis and curry
Evaded the school's culinary power
--Jonathan King

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