Monday, February 2, 2009


Sitting by the fire...reading some childish poetry.
My mother-in-law included this in a box of books that she sent for us to borrow. We recently took the time to enjoy some of these silly verses for some light reading.
I really must include an excerpt:
"A bear, however hard he tries,
Grows tubby without excercise....
Now tubbiness is just the thing
Which gets a fellow wondering;
And Teddy worried lots about
The fact that he was rather stout....
One night it happened that he took
A peep at an old picture-book,
Wherein he came across by chance
The picture of a King of France
(A stoutish man) and, down below,
These words: 'King Louis So and So,
Nicknamed "The Handsome!"' There he sat,
And (think of it!) the man was fat!
Our bear rejoiced like anything
To read about this famous King,
Nicknamed 'The Handsome.' There he sat,
And certainly the man was fat.
Nicknamed 'The Handsome.' Not a doubt
The man was definitely stout.
Why then, a bear (for all his tub)
Might yet be named 'The Handsome Cub!'"

1 comment:

Jennie and Julie said...

It definitely brought a smile! Did all the boys enjoy it? Thanks for the pic as I got up this morning : )