The Family Joy's life savings was greatly reduced.
Alan Greenspan declared this the worst economy ever seen.
The Family Joy quaked in fear.
There was no sign of the bottom.
"What will happen next?" we asked. How far will we fall?"
Then it rained endlessly.
Great walls of sheeting rain pounded our city all day.
In the evening, The Mayor came home from school and said,
"Mommy, I have a secret, private name. Do you know what it is?"
"No, Mayor," I said. "What is it?"
He gave me a conspiratorial look and said,
[Oh, The IRONY.]