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Poems & other sentimentals

BUTT PRINTS IN THE SAND

One night I had a wondrous dream, One set of footprints there was seen, The footprints of my precious Lord, But mine were not along the shore. But then some stranger print appeared, And I asked the Lord, "What have we here?" Those prints are large and round and neat, "But Lord, they are too big for feet." "My child," He said in somber tones, "for miles I carried you alone. I challenged you to walk in faith, But you refused and made me wait." "You disobeyed, you would not grow, The walk of faith, you would not know, So I got tired, I got fed up, And there I dropped you on your butt." "Because in life, there comes a time, When one must fight and one must climb, When one must rise and take a stand, Or leave their butt prints in the sand."

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What do mothers do all day?

Every minute, to and fro, That's the way my hours go; Bring me this, and take me that, Feed the dog, take out the cat. Standing up, I eat my toast, Drink my coffee, thaw the roast; Empty the garbage, make the bed, Rush to church, then wash my head. Sweep the kitchen, wax the floor, Scrub the woodwork, clean the doors; Scour the bathtub, then myself, Vacuum carpets, straighten shelves.

Eat my sandwich on the run, Now my afternoon's begun; To the baseball game I go, When will there be time to sew? Meet the teacher, stop the fight, See the dentist, fly the kite; Help with homework, do the wash, Iron the clothes, put on the squash.

Shop for groceries, cash a check, Fight the crowds, now I'm a wreck! Dinner time it soon will be, "What's for dinner?" they ask, Wait and see.

Dirty dishes crowd the sink, Next there's popcorn, then a drink; Will they never go to bed ... Will I ever get ahead? "Bring me water,"... "Get the light," Turn off the TV, lock the bike; "Where's my pillow?" ... "Hear my prayers," "Did you lock the door downstairs?"

At last in bed, my spouse and I, Too tired to move, too weak to cry; But as I doze, I hear him say, "What do mothers do all day?"

~ Marshall H. Hart ~

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Ten Commandments For Husbands

1. Remember that thy wife is thy partner, not thy property. 2. Do not expect thy wife to be wife and wage earner at the same time. 3. Think not that thy business is none of thy wife's business. 4. Thou shalt hold thy wife's love by the same means that thou won it. 5. Thou shalt make the building of thy home thy first business. 6. Thou shalt cooperate with thy wife In establishing family discipline. 7. Thou shalt enter into thy home with cheerfulness. 8. Thou shalt not let anyone criticize thy wife to thy face and get away with It, neither thy father nor thy mother nor thy brethren nor thy sisters nor any of thy relatives. 9. Thou shalt not take thy wife for granted. 10. Remember thy home and keep it holy.

Roy L. Smith

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TODDLER PROPERTY LAWS

If I like it, it's mine If it's in my hand, it's mine If I can take it from you, it's mine If I had it a little while ago, it's mine If it's mine, it must never appear to be yours in any way If I'm doing or building something, all of the pieces are mine If I saw it first, it's mine If it looks just like mine, it's mine If you're playing with something and you put it down, it automatically becomes mine If it's broken, its YOURS!

St. Ann's Preschool

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