September 15th, 2011
by Nan Hatch
I raise my glass to toast the cast of The High Chaparral,
That truly super series. I sincerely hope you all
Enjoy this year’s reunion. I would so much like to be,
With you all in Arizona, but that state does not have sea!
For I’m a simple sailor, and at present I reside
On a small Caribbean island that is just a few miles wide.
And if I chose to fly to you then I would have to take
A very tiny aircraft I have christened ‘shake and bake’
I devoured every episode, the drama, wit and fun,
I know without a doubt that I’ve seen every rerun!
I hope that life’s been kind to you since Chaparral was closed,
Since life cannot be easy in the profession you chose.
So once again, I raise my glass in thanks for what you did
To make that outstanding series. Please remember that I’ll bid
You welcome should you visit Carriacou, though it is small,
I will save my warmest welcome for the cast of Chaparral!
Our Home in Carriacou!
PS: Mr. Darrow, please remember it has always been my plan
To buy your book, please sign it “With my love to Nan the Fan!!”