I grew up watching Gilligan’s Island on TV. It aired from 1964 to 1967 and was one of my favorite shows. The theme song still resonates, “Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip…” It was a fun show that helped exotic travel ideas grow in my mind. So when I had to write an epitaph of someone for an English assignment when I was in my junior year of high school, I naturally chose Gilligan. Picture this on Gilligan’s tombstone:
I led the normal life of any
Until the seven of us
After that my self
And I got kicked around by my
I usually got the brunt of the
But I have them to thank for letting me keep
© 2011, Elizabeth Kelley Kerstens, CG. All rights reserved.