‘Tis the season to be jolly
Drop donut crumbs and spill the coffee!
“Alas, alas,” the new carpet cried,
“Somebody do something,” – So the church board tried.

Got out their pens and with much chagrin
Wrote “Fifteen Rules for All to Heed”
But, alas, again!
The people in that congregation
Could not, would not, did not read.

Well, the pastor made a recommendation
Called the King James Council of Arbitration.
After much negotiation, with relief and such elation.

They passed the following decree
And posted it for all to see.

Thou shalt carry thy coffee in steady cup,
Lo! Thou shalt balance it carefully to keep it up.
And, thou shalt not tread on thy gooey bread.

“Give it to us in NIV,” responded the Refreshment Committee.

Still the problem had not been solved.
Who should be involved? What should be resolved?

“What shall we do about dropping crumbs,
Slopping coffee, and sticky goo?”

So the problem was given to the Common Sense Board
And, all together, in one accord,
They put on their thinking hat,
Submitted one rule. “DON’T DO THAT!”

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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