Saturday, January 31, 2009

Jewish Mother

I am a Jewish mother
No different from another

My fears will not subside
They’re always deep inside

I try hard to be neat
My guests get lots to eat

I spoiled both my boys
I bought them lots of toys

And when they learned to drive
I hardly could survive

I worry who they’d date
And when they came home late

No chicken soup I’d make
Just medicine to take

I am my husband’s wife
I married him for life

I know my family’s great
I’m sure my boys are straight

Most moms are all the same
I have a Jewish name

By, Randee Saber 1/31/09

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Happily Ever After

The handsome groom
Walking down the aisle
For his soon to be bride
He’ll wait just a while

In a lovely white gown
A beautiful bride
Proceeded by bridesmaids
With ushers alongside

Escorted by her father
Who will leave her to meet
Her husband to be
With a smile, she’ll greet

From this day forward
Until death do you part
To love, honor and cherish
A marriage you’ll start

By, Randee Saber 8/18/06

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Pizza Delivery

In front of my car
Stopped at the light
A car with a sign
Was shining bright

The sign on the car
Was on the roof
Pizza was coming
No need for proof

A difficult job
Trying to find
So many houses
I’d lose my mind

You may have to wait
As long as an hour
Enough time to take
A nice hot shower

Why not pick up
Your own pizza pie
It won’t come late
It’s cheaper to buy

Delivering pizza
This job isn’t easy
Enjoy your pizza
That’s extra cheesy

By, Randee Saber 1/22/08

Saturday, January 17, 2009

A Miracle on the Hudson River

A flock of geese
Came flying by
While the plane
Was in the sky

Engines seized
They had to land
An experienced pilot
Was in command

Quite a sight
A floating plane
Filling with water
Few would complain

Fellow travelers
Eager to aide
Outside the plane
Everyone stayed

On a very cold
Winter's day
Huddled together
Many would pray

All were rescued
No one died
Boats came rushing
To their side

Into the river
The captain knew
How to land
They said, “thank you”

By, Randee Saber 1/17/09

NEW YORK - Federal investigators said Saturday that the right engine of US Airways Flight 1549 is still attached to the plane, contradicting their earlier statements that both engines broke off after the aircraft hit the water. National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Peter Knudson said the water was so murky earlier that authorities couldn't see the right engine. "We're now looking for one engine, not two," Knudson said Saturday. The investigation played out as authorities released a frantic 911 call that captures the drama of the flight from almost the minute the ill-fated jetliner took off. A man from the Bronx called 911 at 3:29 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009, three minutes after the plane took off. "Oh my God! It was a big plane. I heard a big boom just now. We looked up, and the plane came straight over us, and it was turning. Oh my God!" the caller said. Investigators began interviewing the pilot, Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger, and his co-pilot for the first time Saturday, said NTSB spokeswoman Bridget Serchak. Sullenberger glided the crippled aircraft into the river on Thursday afternoon when he couldn't make a nearby airport, saving the lives of all 155 people on board.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

He wasn't Robin Hood

He took from the rich
And kept from the poor
Bernard Madoff
Knew how to lure

Corporate investments
A man they could trust
Soon finding out
They had gone bust

Retirement money
They thought was secure
Now finding out
They've become poor

A Ponzi scheme
That's what it's called
Those not involved
Were also appalled

Returns on their money
A higher percent
From charities
Their funds he spent

If the investment’s
Too good to be true
It could be someone
Who's fooling your

By, Randee Saber 1/6/08

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bernard Madoff, a quiet force on Wall Street for decades, was arrested and charged on Thursday, Dec.,11, 2008 with allegedly running a $50 billion "Ponzi scheme" in what may rank among the biggest fraud cases ever. The former chairman of the Nasdaq Stock Market is best known as the founder of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, the closely-held market-making firm he launched in 1960. But he also ran a hedge fund that U.S. prosecutors said racked up $50 billion of fraudulent losses. Madoff told senior employees of his firm on Wednesday that "it's all just one big lie" and that it was "basically, a giant Ponzi scheme," with estimated investor losses of about $50 billion, according to the U.S. Attorney's criminal complaint against him. A Ponzi scheme is a swindle offering unusually high returns, with early investors paid off with money from later investors. "There is no innocent explanation," Madoff said, according to the criminal complaint. He told the agents that it was all his fault, and that he "paid investors with money that wasn't there," according to the complaint. U.S. prosecutors charged Madoff, 70, with a single count of securities fraud. They said he faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $5 million.Madoff has been conducting a Ponzi scheme since at least 2005, the U.S. said. Around the first week of December, Madoff told a senior employee that hedge fund clients had requested about $7 billion of their money back, and that he was struggling to pay them.