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The Monterey Peninsulan

By Mr. Toy
(with apologies to Gilbert & Sullivan)

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I am the very model of a Monterey Peninsulan
I Live in Carmel Knolls and I have friends who are Pagrovian
From R.L.S. I graduated
So I am sophisticated
I love art and symphony
With nature I'm in sympathy.

You'll find me out at Quail Lodge for golfing every Saturday
On Sunday morn I'll be in church then at the Bough for matinee
For Red Cross I'm a volunteer
I've served on juries as a peer
I've studied local history
At MPC, photography.

Each weekend I must choose among our countless culture festivals
That honor Bach or jazz or art or some odd sea comestibles
When come the shows for classic cars
I try to drive but can't get far
But in the fall I freely roam
Because the tourists have gone home.

I fight to keep this special place so lovely and so livable
I get involved in everything my free time is so giveable
I fought the Hatton Canyon freeway
I'll not give Lombardo leeway
County supes all know my face
The water board game is a waste.

On foggy Summer days I like to cuddle by the fireplace
In Winter storms I'm by the shore to let the sea spray on my face
In Autumn I put on my shorts
To go out on the tennis courts
While Midwest folks are in deep freeze
I dine outside at Nepenthe's.

I read the Herald and complain that it's not like it used to be
Its owners seem more int'rested in cutting costs than serving me
Our County Weekly has a slant
And prints what other papers can't
I also love Carmel's Pine Cone
The paper makes me feel at home.

Dad bought our house for thirty thousand back in nineteen sixty one
We couldn't buy it now for it would cost a couple mill-i-on
Our neighbors live in San Jose
They bought their place to get away
Some weekends they will spend time here
And then complain about the deer.

The End

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