donuts and coffee

‘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

Call the King James Council of Arbitration.

After much negotiation, with relief and much 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 hats,

Submitted one rule.  “DON’T DO THAT!”


If you have a feeling of having read this before, maybe you did.  Likely you do not remember it from Dec. ’15.  It appears that about half my readers from that time are not with me now.  And I do have new readers.  I am curious about who is still out there from 2015. So if your reading, please give me a like – even if you didn’t!  😀

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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9 Responses to ‘TIS THE SEASON

  1. dawnlizjones says:

    Woohoo–I’m here Oneta!! And I like the verse about common sense (or “courtesy”)!!

  2. oneta hayes says:

    Comment on my own blog. Okay, all together now “it should be you’re and your” in the last statement! Red-faced, I leave my judgment in your hands and hope you’re kind to me. 😀

  3. Dawn Marie says:

    Still here and won’t be leaving anytime soon! This is an awfully clever post…you should seriously consider submitting it for publication. Hugs!!

    • oneta hayes says:

      I smile. Sounds tempting. Would be fun, but not too likely. I used to have information for that kind of thing but never took it very seriously. You are kind. I love the “clever” part. I’ll aim for that again sometime. 😀

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