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Old 01-30-2013, 12:37 PM   #1
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poems/limricks and such

do you have little poems and stuff that became a family tradition?
for example...in the last 41 thanksgivings,, my wife, and then my children have always heard as we sat down for dinner,,,,
"i eat my peas with honey.
i've done so all my life.
it doesn't help their flavor.
but it keeps them on my knife."

also the familly joke, told every time we pass a cemetary.

you know,,,they had to build a fence around that place,,,,seems people were dying to get in there.....(followed by pained groans from my children)
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:32 PM   #2
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My children and I always quoted Robert Frost's, "Stopping by woods on a snowy evening", when driving home in the winter when we passed a farmer's woodlot.

"Whose woods these are I think I know
His house is in the village though.
He will not see me stopping here
to watch his woods fill up with snow."

We knew and rhymed it though to the end. We also quoted the poem, "I eat my peas with honey". My boys especially like that one.

Another favorite was Joyce kilmer's, "I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree".

Thanks for bringing this memory forth, John.
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There was a fine forum 'bout eggs 'n' all,
That set the poor posters to bawl,
Some poor newbie would post
How much weight for their TV was the most?
And it always ended up in a brawl


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Old 01-30-2013, 02:02 PM   #4
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Long trips on the interstate, hours in the car, I spot the pulloff for scales. "Hey kids, know why they put those there?" Various answers. "No...it's for truckers who've lost their weigh" They fell for it every time. I think. Maybe they were just humoring the guy doing all the driving.

The item I've appropriated from my dad, "Stick with me kids and you'll be wearing golf balls the size of diamonds." Usually when some scheme of mine is going pear-shaped.
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:48 PM   #5
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When passing a cemetery: Did you know that the folks living on that side of the road (point to side opposite the cemetery) can't be buried in that cemetery? (this prompts the question) Why not? Because they're not dead yet!
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:06 PM   #6
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My son and now my Grandkids expect the following sweet little ditties when sittin' around the campfire:

Making toast by the fireside
Nurse fell in the grate and died.
And what makes it ten times worse:
All the toast was burnt with Nurse!

Also:

Billy, in one of his nice new sashes,
Fell in the fire and was burnt to ashes.
Now although the room grows chilly,
We haven't the heart to poke poor Billy!

Francesca, AKA the sweet old bluehaired Grandma
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Not a poem, but when having burgers I would ask my kids, "Do you want your buns toasted?" And my daughter invariably said, "Yes," only to be told- "Then go stand in front of the fire!"
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:11 PM   #8
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How about "A pinch and a punch for the first of the month, rabbits no returns" For our English and Canadian friends.
and ST Silvester the bednester, the last person in the family out of bed on January 1st is the lazy bednester for the whole year.
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:31 PM   #9
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Passing by a field of baled hay, I'd yell our Hay!!!
Everyone in the car would be expecting a profound idea...then I'd just point to the hay :-)

My mom's favorite saying after I'd inadvertently rhyme something was:

He's a poet
He don't know it
his feet show it
They're Longfellers
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:52 PM   #10
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Any limericks I know are not fit for publication. Much to my sorrow because they're funny.
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My favorites as a kid were little Willie rhymes. Here is an example.

Quote:
Willie saw some dynamite,
Couldn’t understand it quite;
Curiosity never pays.
It rained Willie seven days.
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My favorite poem is The Cremation of Sam Magee!

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My favorite poem is The Cremation of Sam Magee!

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Oh, yeah-
I'd bet I could still recite most of that one- and "The Shooting of Dan McGrew", too...


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