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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Lessons Learned

The inspiration for this rhyme came from a Facebook posting by Mark Miller. The names and some locations have been changed to protect the innocent.

Lessons Learned

Charlie married a woman from up near Milwaukee
and said it was rough at the start.
He told her job was to clean and to cook
but she didn’t take it to heart… at first.
Then on the third day when Charlie came home
he noticed a remarkable change.
The house had been cleaned, the dishes were washed
and his dinner was hot on the range.

Chester married a woman from up near New Jersey
He says that his wife’s a blond beauty
but he had to keep telling her time and again
that cooking and cleaning’s her duty.
It didn’t sink in till about the third day
when their lives went from shambles to stable.
The house had been cleaned, the windows were washed
and dinner was there on the table.

Bob married a woman from somewhere near Dallas
and told her what all he expected.
Like cooking and cleaning and mowing the lawn
and to make sure he wasn’t neglected.
The first day he didn’t see anything
He saw nothing the day after that
By the third day the swelling subsided.
Now he has his home duties down pat.

Jeff Hildebrandt © Jan. 30, 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Russell's Rules

I found this little story. It may be something you've seen as well.
"Russell J. Larsen had the 'Five Rules for Men to Follow for a Happy Life' inscribed on his tombstone in Logan, Utah." I thought this looked like fodder for a poem. So, fodder in-fodder out:

Russell’s Rules

Russell was a cowboy
and like all cowboys should
he lived his life by simple rules;
easily understood.
He had 5 rules for happiness
which seemed to serve him well.
He left them on his tombstone
in hopes that they would tell
other men the secret
to this Utah cowboy’s bliss.
So, when it comes to peace at home,
his guidelines tell us this:
A man should have a woman
who will cook his meals and clean
A man should have a woman
who won’t lie and treat him mean
A man should have a woman
who is funny. Keep in mind
he should also have a woman
who is loving, sweet and kind.
And what is most important,
he tells his cowboy brothers;
None of these four women
should know about the others.

Jeff Hildebrandt © Jan. 22, 2013

Friday, January 18, 2013


Just about everyday, someone we know marks a transition. If it's a birthday, you might want to share this with them. That's what I'm doing. Happy Birthday, Kara!


Every day, we make transitions
from what was to what will be;
Moving on past twenty something
toward eternity.
Some folks tend to measure life
in years upon the earth.
But, it’s not the candles on the cake
that tell you what you’re worth.
And it’s not what you accumulate
as you go from day to day.
Real worth is only measured
by what you give away.
It’s what you do with what you have
that matters in the end.
It’s if you treat each one you meet
as if they were a friend.
Don’t think of being over the hill
or of running out of time.
Just remember, on God’s calendar
you’re always in your prime.

Jeff Hildebrandt © July 31, 2012