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Leaping Frogs in Calaveras County

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Leaping Frogs in Calaveras County

The thought of "dwarf tossing" I abhor
But a leaping frog will make me roar
   In Calaveras County
   They leap to collect bounty
Hillbillies watch as moonshine they pour

To leap the farthest takes stamina
Mixed with a good dose of enema
   Hoots and howls from onlookers
   As bets are placed with bookers
Entertainment factor enigma

Entry for John Freeman's Limerick contest
Calaveras County really does have a frog jumping contest.  See

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  1. Date: 4/2/2011 12:37:00 AM
    Been to the frog jumps! Used to live up the hill in Arnold.... loved it there!

  1. Date: 3/10/2011 4:26:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win.Sara

  1. Date: 3/8/2011 7:24:00 PM
    Congrats on a well deserved win, Diane. Nice going. Luv Ralph

  1. Date: 3/8/2011 6:15:00 PM
    Way to go, Diane! Congratulations, love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/8/2011 11:19:00 AM
    Congratulations on your splendid win in John's contest Diane. An honor to be included with you on the winners list with such wonderful poets. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/8/2011 10:15:00 AM
    So good to see you near the top lady Diane. Congratulations on a very worthy limerick's honored sixth place. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 3/8/2011 6:09:00 AM
    Diane, congratulations on your win in JF's contest :-)

  1. Date: 3/8/2011 4:38:00 AM
    Congratulations on the sixth place win in the contest of john, Diane

  1. Date: 3/8/2011 4:19:00 AM
    Congrats Diane on your top ten win in the Slapstick Limerick contest.. a great write and win enjoy luv...

  1. Date: 3/8/2011 12:30:00 AM
    hey I got to see one on the Discovery Channel. This really made me laugh. many congrats.

  1. Date: 3/7/2011 11:16:00 PM
    Way to go, Diane. I remember this cute limerick. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 3/6/2011 8:25:00 AM
    I read Twain's story, but he didn't explain that Calaveras County was hillbilly, moonshine. This makes it all the funnier. That "enema" leap is priceless. Love, daver

  1. Date: 3/5/2011 10:23:00 PM
    Hey do you live there? I used to drive thru that county when I lived in the SF area and I recall the story by Mark Twain. Cool limericks!

  1. Date: 3/5/2011 6:15:00 PM
    Beautiful write with equally apt images with humor, Diane,

  1. Date: 3/5/2011 2:12:00 PM
    LOL - love it : ) And thanks for your kind comments, Diane Jack

  1. Date: 3/5/2011 11:54:00 AM
    John will love this one, Diane! I was a hootin' and a hollerin' myself. Nice take on the Mark Twain story. I was shocked to learn they still have this contest. Best wishes in the contest. I see it has closed now. Pulling for you to be in the winners' circle. Love, Carolyn