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The husband was the perfect dad, his wife would seldom fuss, whatever went awry at home you never heard them cuss! Remember all the clothes they wore and never saw them twice? Their wardrobe closets must've been a clothing paradise! The father, with his charm and wit, was quite a dapper guy; no matter where you'd find ol' Dad, he wore a suit and tie! The mom lived at the kitchen stove all day and half the night; yet, when they sat to eat their meal, they never took a bite! The couples lived a sheltered life, unlike today's co-eds; instead of cuddling up at nights, they slept in separate beds, Their world was lacking contrast, wreaking havoc on our sight; the only colors in their world were dismal black and white! That era has left far behind a long-forgotten race; the one that spent a half an hour with fixed smiles on its face! The sponsors were tobacco groups who kept their secrets cloaked; you never heard of Cancer then 'cause everybody smoked! If we could patent their resolve, we'd all be drunk with power! They always had their problems solved within just half an hour! And when the shows came to a close to end the fun and laughter, Just where did they pretend to stay six days before and after?

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Date: 11/7/2020 9:36:00 PM
William, I loved your poem/story. It reminded me of the good ol' days and early I Love Lucy shows. Your rhymes and rhythms were super. Thanks for writing and thanks for sharing.
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William Tatum
Date: 11/8/2020 4:00:00 PM
I love reading your comments, and thank you! :) I was feeling impishly nostalgic when I wrote this one.
Date: 11/7/2020 7:11:00 PM
I detect a bit -- just a bit (lol) -- of sarcasm here, William... You certainly awakened in me a gallery of images from shows such as 'Father Knows Best,' 'Leave it to Beaver,' and 'Dennis the Menace.' Those fathers did always have suits and ties on, didn't they?! ... ~ Let bygones be bygones, Gershoon
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Date: 11/8/2020 4:03:00 PM
Those were pretty much (especially "Father Knows Best") the ones I had in mind when I wrote this poem. I remember making all these comments when the shows were on t.v. originally. ;) I was just having fun!