Three For An Easter Egg Hunt (2014)

1. Eggs.

2. Baskets.

3. Children with a lot of energy.


Always set-

To run and fill that basket.


Trucked Watermelon (2008)


As a child, during the summertime, I can remember riding down the road, and seeing watermelons, on the back of a truck. A lot of times we’d stop and pick us out a nice long juicy one.

The watermelons appeared to be longer back in those days, than the ones that I see in the grocery stores nowadays. I’ve often wondered whatever happened to the the longer versions. The ones I see are so short. They do fit in the refrigerator better though.

Anyway we’d stop on the road and pick out the longest one, and then we’d take it home and eat it, out in the backyard. It would be cut into pieces, and we’d all get our share on a piece of newspaper, that was used as a big napkin. Salted down, the fruit was a favorite of ours. We’d take big bites and spit the seeds out in between.

My favorite thing to do, as I got older, was to scoop out the watermelon, and put it in a nice square container, so that it would be not only handy to eat, but it was also convenient to store in the refrigerator. Any size watermelon takes up a lot of space.

My grandmother came to visit, and I sent her home with a nice sized bowl of watermelon that I’d already picked the seeds out . She had to compliment me and say, “now that is service”!

Although times have changed, the love of watermelon certainly hasn’t. I see kids all over the place enjoying a piece of that red interior, green exterior

There is one thing that will be changing though, and that is the problem of how to fit one in the frig without having to take all the extra care. The Japanese have developed a nice square one. I just wonder how long it will be before everyone has one nicely stacked in their refrigerator. I know that there will be many watermelons sported on the Fourth of July. No matter what shape or size, or where they come from, it’s just the American way.

“And so the truck that holds the watermelons will never change-
Except for the fact of the fruit being easier to rearrange!”



Three To Topple (2014)

1. Governments.

2. Building blocks.

3. Vending machines.


On the priority list-

Safety, while in purchase.


Three Forests (2014)


1. Rain.

2. Dense.

3. Ancient cypress.
To make the most-
In the Gulf, 15 miles off the Alabama coast.


The Need-To Read (127)

It’s hard to put a book down-

When the plot keeps going round and round.



Three To Delay (2014)

1. Vacation.

2. House chore.

3. Recall.


To stall-

A sound business downfall.


Three To Care For (2014)

1. Pet.

2. Sibling.

3. The place where we live.


Efforts worth-

For planet earth.


Three Reasons For Less Regulation (2014)

1. Everyone does as they are supposed to.

2. They can become a nuisance.

3. We don’t need clean water.


Thoughts to sit-

On the backs of corporate profit.


Three Downhill (2014)

1. Jack and Jill.

2. One on a sled.

3. The game of golf.


Rules and guidelines to change, in full force-

As the younger generation doesn’t want to

bother, to participate on the course.



Three Types Of Phones (2014)

1. In the booth.

2. Cell.

3. Rotary dial.


On the 3rd one-

In the modern world, much confusion, on the run.


Three Favorites (2014)


1. Song.

2. Poem.

3. Book.


The one throughout your life to know-

The one read a long time ago.


Three For Easter Morning (2014)

1. Eggs.

2. Candy.

3. Good weather.


Easter Bunny came too-

As Mother Nature followed through.



The New That Happened To Unfold-From The Old # 65

Back in the old days, to freshen the breath, one used a bit of parsley-

Compared to the mouthwashs, and gums of today, that we happen to see.



The Need-To Read # 103

A great story lead-

Entices one to read.



Three Texas Pardons (2010)

1. Pardon me, Ma’am.
2. Pardon me, Sir.
3. Pardon you, posthumously.
Much lateness to get underway-
Thanks to the results of DNA.


A Child’s Time-In Simple Rhyme (172)

And once the Easter Bunny came-

The baskets were filled with eggs and candy, all the same.



Three Reasons Up So Late (2014)


1. Twiddling thumbs.

2. Special project.

3. Waiting on Easter Bunny.


A hop-

All nite, non-stop.





Three For The Easter Egg (2014)

1. Boil.

2. Color.

3. Put in a basket.


To have fun and be glad-

With plenty supply, for egg salad.




Three Ways To Vote (2014)

1. Early.

2. By mail.

3. In person.


To follow through-

To do what you are expected to do.


Gonna Try It-Not On A Diet (162)

The combination of the two, just happen to meet-

Easter Sunday, and a touch of  chocolate sweet.



Three That Parents Do (2014)

1. Nurture.

2. Provide eats.

3. Name their children.
I never knew-
That parrots do the same as
humans do.


Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose # 202 (Quiet Please)

The public library used to be a
quiet place-
To read, to relect, in a serene

And for a long time it stayed
that way-
Until the cell phones entered
the library one day.

And as the conversations
continued and the talk grew
It was obvious that it was
getting in the way of the
general library crowd.

A Shhhhhhh was suddenly heard-
For the silence broken, had become

The public library is now once again
a quiet place-
To read, to reflect, in a serene space.



Three On The Agenda (2014)

1. Egg purchase.

2. Boiling moment.

3. Coloring session.


Tradition underway-

For Easter Sunday.


The Need-To Read (126)

All it took-

Was one look, at the cover, of that book.



To Revisit Oscar-That Always Causes A Stir # 60

Three things about “The Last Emperor” (1987)

1. Year awarded-1988.
2. Location: Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California.
3. Actor/Actresses: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O’Toole,
Ruocheng Ying, and Victor Wong.
A portrait of the last one-
Puyi, very well done.



Three That Babies Love (2014)

1. Hugs.

2. Goo goo ga ga.

3. Little people.


Not just on a whim-

They like people just like them.


Three For Easter Morning (2014)

1. Church.

2. Egg hunt.

3. Music in the air.



All around town.


Three All At Once (2014)

1. Drink beer.

2. Eat.

3. Wash those clothes.


How about that?

A full service laundromat.



Three That Teachers Love (2014)

1. Full class.

2. Fun material.

3. Giveaway.


From those who care-

Exciting teaching fare.


Three For The Train (2014)

1. Schedule.

2. Ticket.

3. Pleasant ride.


Ample space-

Is usually the case.


Three Baby Pics We Love To View (2014)

1. Royal.

2. Celebrity.

3. Comic.


Less age-

On a comic page.


Three That Age (2014)

1. Wine.

2. Humans.

3. Business.


A 150th birthday not to miss-

A cherished business, John Lewis.


Three To Fly Overhead (2014)

1. An idea that you are not interested in.

2. Airplane.

3. Drone.


Fairly new-

Something else to get used to.


Three Things To Eat At The Movies (2010)

1. Popcorn.

2. Candy.

3. Hot dogs.


Some have given their voice-

That they would prefer to eat fruit cups,

veggies, or yogurt, as a healthy choice.


A Child’s Time-In Simple Rhyme (171)

Colored boiled eggs, on the ground-

Green, yellow, blue, red, and brown.




The New That Happened To Unfold-From The Old # 62

The telephone used to have one distinct ring-

Now we get to choose from the latest sensational singing thing.



Three That Adults Do (2014)

1. Work.

2. Budget.

3. Hunt for Easter eggs.


Through and through and through-

Adults enjoy hunting, for those eggs,

as much as the children do.


Three Occasions When Things Look Larger Than Life (2010)

1. While watching the big screen.

2. When you’re in Texas.

3. When you are little.


Childhood magnified-

True and tried.


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