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Oh Golldangey and a bit of this and that

How about a limerick? Challenge for fun in five lines.. 
 
Apr. 14, 2012 5:32 pm 
Updated: Apr. 23, 2012 10:07 pm
This is a blog but a challenge also. I wrote one the other day for my Pa because for some odd reason the idea came up in conversation. They are so fun and kinda bouncy. It's spring... Here goes... Wait, be kind, as this is not real poetry, just joyful silliness...

There was a redhead liked to cook
Sometimes it would turn out like gook
So AR she'd peruse
For recipes to use!
It was her happy recipe nook!

or the one for my Dad

There once was a guy name of Bob
His wife used to just call him Rob
He was reading a paper
It was his brother's caper
That rascally Dad name of Bob

My uncle was over asking for my Pa to help him with a paper he'd written for his church.

Here is the challenge...They are so easy. What would you write?


 
Comments
redly 
Apr. 14, 2012 5:39 pm
Today I made Banana Bread There's none of it left, not a shred I'm thinking tomorrow Some sugar I'll borrow and thus I will keep the guys fed
 
Apr. 14, 2012 6:10 pm
That was really cute!
 
ibbz 
Apr. 14, 2012 6:27 pm
Sorry, you lost me.
 
Apr. 14, 2012 6:41 pm
I'll be back after I get a buzz on.
 
Apr. 14, 2012 7:18 pm
Those are cute . . . unfortunately I'm too tired to think of my own right now. But maybe I'll be back (=
 
Apr. 14, 2012 7:33 pm
There once was a girl named Noella Who ate a whole jar of Nutella All night she tooted From the bed she was booted Now she has to go find a new fella!
 
weeble 
Apr. 14, 2012 7:34 pm
Buahhhh ha hahha ha aha ha ha bernice, good one :)
 
redly 
Apr. 14, 2012 7:38 pm
Great one Bernice. Gonna have to save that for my Dad. He loves Nutella.
 
redly 
Apr. 14, 2012 8:25 pm
Cat Hill thanks! Hmm how could we do Pippin? Just have to come up with a good first sentence with a last word that is easy to rhyme.... Hmmm...
 
petey 
Apr. 14, 2012 8:33 pm
who is pippin?
 
Apr. 14, 2012 8:57 pm
petey, Pippin is Cat's kitty (=
 
Apr. 14, 2012 8:58 pm
http://allrecipes.com/cook/CatHill/Photo.aspx?photoID=695116
 
Apr. 14, 2012 9:55 pm
redly: What a fun idea!....There once was a girl named Deb.. Who found recipes on the web.. She often works all night.. To keep the Northwest in light.. But manages to cook like a celeb
 
redly 
Apr. 14, 2012 10:12 pm
Thanks bikerfamily. Good one!
 
redly 
Apr. 14, 2012 10:22 pm
Petey, Pippin is Cat Hill's kitten who was shot(may be maliciously) and had to have his front leg amputated. He is the big explorer of her cat set despite his handicap.
 
redly 
Apr. 14, 2012 10:33 pm
Yesterday looked around at the mud..And all of it just looked like crud..Then spring came with green..I'm liking the scene..It's wonderful all that's in bud!
 
redly 
Apr. 14, 2012 10:39 pm
Actually, pretty sure Cat Hill is right about the malice. Sad but uck true.
 
Don 
Apr. 15, 2012 2:53 am
Hi, There once was a Scot who ate meat;and found oats delightful to eat; so when he proposed to his girlie, she made a pot of hot skirlie which he scoffed as a fabulous treat. cheers.
 
petey 
Apr. 15, 2012 12:04 pm
oh okay, thanks! There once was a feline named Pippin Who by chance became just a three- pin But he never slowed down He keeps covering ground Whilst the others behind him keep trippin'
 
Apr. 15, 2012 12:29 pm
Wow Petey! You are truly a quick witt! I hope Cat's around to read your limerick. I'm sure she would be touched!
 
redly 
Apr. 15, 2012 12:37 pm
Don that was great! Gonna have to share it with my Dad and my Uncles (the Mccartney brothers). (:
 
redly 
Apr. 15, 2012 12:42 pm
Petey, Cathy Meyers is right. Wow!
 
Apr. 15, 2012 2:09 pm
A Newfoundland lady once bet, That she’d find, somewhere, out on the ‘net, A recipe page, For wine, moose, and sage.
 
Apr. 15, 2012 3:00 pm
That's so not funny! LOLOL Do you know how embarassing it is to try and chase an escaping 3 legged cat and fail to catch him! petey, how did you know:)(: LOLOLOLOL! Ok, I'll look and see what a limerick needs and see if I can come up with one. Can't say I'll be as clever but I'll try....
 
Apr. 15, 2012 3:09 pm
Here goes and it is a true story, Gloves grabbed the hat and ran :)(: There was a gal named Cat. Her cat, Gloves, took off with her gardening hat. Try as she might. The hat disappeared from sight. Five months later battered and beaten, found was the hat!
 
Apr. 15, 2012 3:13 pm
lol! My son found a whole bunch of plastic Easter egg halves yesterday under my hope chest - placed there over the last couple years by my little three year old friend, not my cats (=
 
Apr. 15, 2012 3:27 pm
LOLOL! Gloves took off running with the hat around his neck which had me worried he'd strangle, found him but not the hat till 5 months later, needless to say it was retired :)(: LOLOLOLOL
 
Apr. 15, 2012 4:23 pm
If you want to know what a limerick "needs," Petey's not only rhymes right, but is *the perfect* rhythm, so it's a great example. (Not to mention just a good one!)
 
redly 
Apr. 15, 2012 4:30 pm
bd.weld, fun! Wine, moose and sage...
 
redly 
Apr. 15, 2012 4:41 pm
Erimess you are right. Limericks have a certain rythm with rhymes. First 2 lines same rythm and they rhyme. 2nd two lines shorter with a different rythm and they rhyme only with each other. Line number 5 goes back to the rythm of lines 1 and 2 and rhymes with 1 and 2 again. Bernice's was good because it was a tad bawdy. Not sure, but isn't that a part of the tradition? Mine always end up being cheerful.
 
Seeker 
Apr. 15, 2012 4:47 pm
Last minute guests what must I do; open the freezer I haven't a clue. A pinch of this a pinch of that I pull a rabbit out of my hat. Smiling and sipping a cup of tea; patting my back I'm proud of me.
 
redly 
Apr. 15, 2012 4:48 pm
xraybarb, Thank goodness they were plastic. Of course if they were real you would have found them sooner! LOL!
 
redly 
Apr. 15, 2012 4:54 pm
Seekery, congrats on pulling that rabbit out of your hat! Had last minute guests one time and I panicked and called my girlfriend. She told me to put all of my dirty dishes (there were quite a few) into a Hefty bag and take them to the basement, to be retrieved later. Worked like a charm. Not recommended for a regular habit!
 
Seeker 
Apr. 15, 2012 5:05 pm
redly, Hahaha! That's a great story. Hey whatever works. Superwoman :)
 
redly 
Apr. 15, 2012 5:11 pm
Cat Hill, I'm beginning to wonder if those cats are not your secret exercise program?
 
Mamaw1 
Apr. 15, 2012 7:06 pm
There was an all-recipes Peep, reading Bibi's blog started to weep. She wiped up her tears, and all mascara smears, piles of tissues around her knee-deep! Then Redly decided to send out, a challenge to rhyme up a shout-out, so Petey and BD and Cat-Hill and Seekery, all wrote up some limericks with clout!
 
redly 
Apr. 15, 2012 8:06 pm
Mamaw1 ! Double whammy. You rule. This blog was for fun and golldangey you made it more so. With heart.
 
Seeker 
Apr. 15, 2012 8:35 pm
What a fun bunch you all are! Good rhymes...enjoyed them.
 
Seeker 
Apr. 16, 2012 3:21 am
Oops realized I didn't give you what you were asking for, so thought I'd go again last time. To All-Recipes I must go; hunting treasure don't you know. Just by a whim; I find a gem. In my recipe book I stow.
 
Apr. 16, 2012 5:14 am
It's easy to get those first two rhyming lines, and then the next two shorter ones. It's more of a challenge getting that final little rhyme that pulls it together with a cute ending . Fun challenge!
 
Apr. 16, 2012 7:37 am
There once was a girl named "Mi", whose addiction was to AllRecipes, It may seem quite absurd, But in case you haven't heard, It really is a fun place to be!
 
Apr. 16, 2012 8:03 am
There once was a place on the net, Where any recipe I may want I could get, AllRecipes is the site, And what is really tight, Is all the wonderful AR Peeps I have met!
 
redly 
Apr. 16, 2012 12:11 pm
Seekery and Mi being Mi, What fun! Never even thought of writing one about AR. :)
 
redly 
Apr. 16, 2012 12:16 pm
Indiana Peggy you're so right! Tried three times to write one last night and with each one it was the last line that stumped me...
 
Apr. 16, 2012 2:12 pm
What can I say, I'm better at Haiku lolol. But at least I gave it a shot. That was all I could think of. Now I have to write down petey's for Pippin. Redly, you might be right, I do believe the animals are my exercise program. Still it is awfully embarassing not to be able to catch a 3 legged cat cause you can't run fast enough. Loved MiBeingMi and Mamaw1's! What a fun blog!
 
petey 
Apr. 16, 2012 7:52 pm
you guys crack me up. These are so funny!
 
redly 
Apr. 16, 2012 10:13 pm
A bit of romance. I'm at my Dad's house this week and I miss my guy. OK, So I'm corny. Yup Cying at the end of movies and all that stuff. Ah heck I even cry at commercials lately, hormones? There once was a guy name of Kyle, No matter what he makes me smile, looks like I am in love, I thank all stars above, fourteen years it has lasted a while! :) :) :) !
 
redly 
Apr. 16, 2012 10:15 pm
Ooops, crying.
 
redly 
Apr. 16, 2012 10:43 pm
Cat Hill, I get it. Caught the little one looking at us from the flexible plastic covering the drywall hole in our bedroom ceiling. "Where the bleep did she find to get into the ceiling? She was gone as we tried to find a way to "rescue" her. Found her own way out. She won't be that fast and squeeze into a hole skinny forever. LOL She spent 2 days in the side garage. We looked and looked. Darn zippy kitties!
 
Seeker 
Apr. 17, 2012 3:53 am
redly, that's a sweet limerick. Nice job with it. Yes it is lasting, you must be doing something right.
 
redly 
Apr. 17, 2012 5:42 pm
Seekery and Mi being Mi. I realized this AM that I said never thought to write an AR limerick and then I reread my blog. The first limerick had AR in it. OK, I goofed. SO??? I'm a bit Dorky! You wanna make something of it? Hmm.. I just watched a macho guy movie on cable. Make something of it... Milly's Oatmeal Brownies? Looks like I'm hungry! Thanks everyone for the fun!
 
redly 
Apr. 17, 2012 5:56 pm
Thanks Seekery. He is a golldangey good guy. That being said. I've been cooking with my Pa for the last week. He analyzes my recipes and versa vice. There is one thing we agree on... There is no perfect recipe. Hmm... One could get philosophical with that. Oh forget it. Let's find a good recipe and eat! That's what reviews are for!!!
 
elaine 
Apr. 18, 2012 10:51 am
There once was a man from Hong Kong whose fingers were lank and so long. He ate rice with his fingers the taste of it lingers and now all his fingers are gone!
 
redly 
Apr. 18, 2012 11:14 am
elaine--- AAaargh!!! I sure wasn't expecting that ending! Great limerick!
 
Apr. 18, 2012 2:59 pm
There's a place on the net you can look///When you want to find something to cook///We all call it AR///And it's better by far///Than any old paper cook book!
 
Paula 
Apr. 18, 2012 4:52 pm
Great one, Indiana Peggy!
 
Apr. 18, 2012 6:15 pm
thanks, Paula. It took me a while! ;-}
 
Seeker 
Apr. 18, 2012 8:46 pm
Indiana Peggy, elaine...and all. I see when playful minds unite; no telling what they'll write. Been lots of fun; not an intended pun. You all are so very bright! Okay I'm truly leaving this time promise.
 
weeble 
Apr. 18, 2012 8:55 pm
there once was a cook named weeble, whose pie dough skills were feeble. so she cruised AR with no luck so far so back she went to her crochet needle!
 
weeble 
Apr. 18, 2012 9:03 pm
i know, i know, it's a crochet hook! lol but i needed a needle! LOL and as much as i suck at pie dough, i also suck a crocheting but will not give up either til i master them! :)
 
Apr. 19, 2012 9:22 am
Alrighty.... here's my attempt at this. *** There was a woman with 9 hens; Two wouldn’t stay in their pens; Everyday a new place to lay; Everyday the woman to pray; She’d find eggs to share with her friends!
 
redly 
Apr. 19, 2012 3:17 pm
Indiana Peggy what fun, perfect rythm and rhyme. And your subject matter! How could one ask for more?
 
redly 
Apr. 19, 2012 3:22 pm
Seekery, no need for you to go away! except perhaps you are cooking or wait!?! Living life beyond AR? LOL Delightful verse
 
redly 
Apr. 23, 2012 10:07 pm
Weeble and Candice,Thanks for more fun. Sorry so slow, the computer was down for a bit.
 
 
 
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Maiden name McCartney,the red is from Great Gpa. He came to Colorado from Scotland in his kilts. Love quilting and my family. My sons bring the "red" out in me by calling a quilt a blanket. Fiance and I live in a HUD home that we are remodeling slowly into our idea of what wonderful will someday be. Ah heck, it's wonderful for us to have our own house & not sleep in our vehicle. We had both experienced that B-4 we met each other. SO NEVER SAW that one coming. Sleeping my truck at 39? We agreed we wanted a house B-4 marriage. B careful what you wish for. So we moved in w/ no bathroom, no heat,no gas, we cooked our dinners in an electric wok on the kitchen "counter" that was a door horizontal with a sink installed in it. We had 5 roomates and no shower,garden hose led from the only hot water hookup through the living room to the side walkway,we showered behind the gate. No roomates these days.Thank goodness. Now, we shower inside & talk to friends who made their old house happen. Life!!
My favorite things to cook
Yeast bread. My Mom told me often that bread is one of the best things in life. I tried to make it starting at 9 years old. No idea what a "stiff dough" meant or how to treat yeast. Steadfast, my Mom would eat that just baked slice of a brick and tell me it was good. Then my Dad got into the mix. Thank goodness for his analytical skills. Shortly after that he taught me the why's and wherehows of yeast baking. Love it. Worked at a few bakeries and still the most fun is bread at home.
My favorite family cooking traditions
One is Scotch shortbread from my Granny & Great Aunt Elsie. My Poppy tells me that the original recipe said to "start with a wee bit o stinkin butter".
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Can make a mean pot of green chili, but the prob is that I taught one of my sons and my guy how to make it. They took over! Now when I make it the two of them are in the background telling me how to do it! AAaargh!!! You guys! Do you remember who taught you this recipe? (My ex MIL taught me.)
My cooking tragedies
I HATED cooking & loved baking. Baking is more precise. Finally realized I'm a good cook (10 yrs. out}. Had to feed the kids. Then one night I went to bed, heard an explosion downstairs. The hard boiled eggs burst & decorated the kitchen ceiling. I was tired! Ooops.
 
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