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Goin' to the Store

Granny cut off our credit at the store.
You were going to school
So we thought you could do anything.
We'll write a note, we decided,
Joe can write.
We devised a long list.
Sam, who was four, said, "Don't forget to sign Bert's name."
So you did, we thought...
Off we marched wth our scribbled list.
Mrs. Lamb, the storekeeper, never let on 
Adjusting her glasses, she read that list
As if it were real writing.
"Does this say three Coca Colas?
My eyes aren't too good."
Yes, we would answer, until our shopping was done.
Of course, she told Granny
Our sins always found us out!

Copyright © E.J. Smith

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  1. Date: 1/30/2012 5:57:00 AM
    Thank you Anne Lise. Thank you Carol. Childhood memories...

  1. Date: 1/30/2012 5:00:00 AM
    Enjoyed yours poem today E.J. - OXOX love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 1/29/2012 12:37:00 PM
    What wonderful poetry you all are sharing today. I enjoyed reading yours E.J. Hope the coming week finds you in good health and your life full of joy and inspiration. Love, Carol