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The Staying Up All Night
(04 October 1943 / Germany)

The Staying Up All Night

The warm fire.
The comfortable chairs.
The merry companions.
The stroke of twelve.
The wild suggestion.
The good sports.
The man who hasn't slept for weeks.
The people who have done it before.
The long anecdotes.
The best looking girl yawns.
The forced raillery.
The stroke of one.
The best looking girl goes to bed.
The stroke of two.
The empty pantry.
The lack of firewood.
The second best looking girl goes to bed.
The weather-beaten ones who don't.
The stroke of four.
The dozing off.
The amateur 'life of the party.'

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Comments (2)

This was a fun read Herbert......I swear I'm like one of Pavlov's dogs when it comes to beer. I NEVER drink but because I grew up from as young as I can remember drinking beer........my mouth still waters at the mention of the name. Weird isn't it? Sincerely, mary
I have always wanted to go to one of those beer festivals Herbert. A nice thirst quencher. Thanks for that. have a nice day. Tai