Yankee Doodle

The Doodle family was at a loss last week when they discovered that their loving father figure, Yankee, had passed on. Although not personally known to many, Yankee Doodle was famous in his own way. His contributions are known, but his full story has rarely been told.
A young Yankee Doodle grew up with many other children in a shoe-shaped orphanage, run by an old lady. As soon as he was old enough, Yankee moved out of those cramped quarters and sought a life of his own. One day, as he tells his children and grandchildren, he met a boy named Jack, who was looking to sell his pony. Yankee was so enamoured of the pony, yet had no money. So he traded Jack some bean pods he had stumbled upon on the road and Yankee got the pony, which he named Bill, and Jack got the beans. Yankee had never heard from Jack since, so he assumed the trade was worth it.
After that, Yankee Doodle’s life was riddled with adventure and accomplishment. He took to travelling the country, even the world, with his trusty pony, making up names for things that had no previous name. Most notably by calling a feather in one’s hat “macaroni.” Songs were made in recognition of his deeds by his good friend John Jacob Jingleheimerschmidt. Yankee met his future wife, Missy Muffet, when he rescued her from her deranged ex husband, formerly renowned pepper farmer and pumpkin eater, Peter Piper, who had imprisoned Muffet in a pumpkin shell. Together they struck up a business selling seashells by the sea shore. They used the money to travel the world further, but despite Yankee’s Golden Visa, he could not afford to buy the Mona Lisa while touring in France.
The Doodle family suffered a blow when their first born daughter died while she was rocking in a treetop and the bough broke. Despite this setback, they were able to pull through with the help of some merry donations from old King Cole. Unfortunately, to make ends meet, the Doodles were forced to sell their pony to Boy Blue.
Despite the tragedies of their life, Yankee and Missy managed to have many children and grandchildren and the rest of their life together could only be described as happily ever after. After the passing of their dear father and Grandfather Yankee, the Doodle family had little to mourn, for they knew that he had had a fine and fully lived life. He was a happy fellow and would not wish his family to live in sadness. He will be missed.