848. Stanislaus’ moment


When Stanislaus Zolonowski-Bogomolov was elected pope he simply didn’t know what name to choose. Martin VI perhaps? Urban IX? Lando II? In the end he opted for Zachary. Zachary the Second! I accept! Humbly, of course.

And now to appear on the balcony. What to say? The thronging crowds were cheering. He waved. Good evening, he said – in Italian at first. And then in lots of languages because he was a polyglot. Good evening! Good evening!

Zachary the Second waved again. The crowd cheered. Hurrah! Hurrah!

“Come along Freddy,” said the nurse at the retirement home. “It’s time we threw you into the shower before bed.”

46 thoughts on “848. Stanislaus’ moment

    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      I shall come to your poetry posting a little later (don’t want you to think I’m ignoring it!) but have a huge painful abscess on lower front gums and am off to the emergency dentist asap!)

                    1. Cynthia Jobin

                      Being ignorant as to hokey-pokey ice cream, I googled it. I watched a video of some guy (with a suspiciously familiar accent) make it. It looks and sounds delicious. I think I’ll try it!

                    2. Cynthia Jobin

                      Hmm..something to consider. Since it’s a vanilla ice cream base, I thought I would start with voluptuous vanilla and then add in the bits of hokey-pokey (which we call honeycomb candy). I could call my variation Yankee Hankee Pankee!

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