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FAMILY WISDOM

 

FAMILY WISDOM

It’s okay to chew on your chicken bones

So you don’t waste all that meat –

Just remember it’s not considered polite

When the Queen invites you to eat.

 I learned this way back when I was a child

And repeated it to all four of mine;

Now my granddaughter knows not to chew at the Palace –

Old wisdom has passed down the line.

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I have no idea why this poem evolved from Jennifer Pendergast's photo - food and a family of four children, perhaps - but this is my offering of a less-than-one-hundred-words story for this week! To read other stories you can follow the frog link from Rochelle's blog:  https://rochellewisoff.com/

Allow me to wish you all a Happy Passover and a Happy Easter, hopefully with a few more friends than you were able to see last year. And also to remind you that my little book of gently humorous poems is out on Amazon - just click on the cover image at the top of this page.

26 comments:

  1. Finger licking's out as well?!

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    1. I believe one is expected to use the gold finger bowls.

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  2. That's it then, I'm not going to the Palace for supper.

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  3. Essential advice for the little ones

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    1. Basically it taught them that it is polite to ask permission!

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  4. Information I'm sure I'll never need :) Enjoyed the generational wisdom.

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    1. It's only half in jest, as it teaches what is polite.

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  5. I can only eat boneless chicken, but I suspect I'm unlikely to ever be invited to the Palace anyway!

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    1. What's wrong with chicken on the bone?

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  6. Good manners are never wasted! ;-)

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    1. Exactly, and any method of instilling them, barring violence, is good.

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  7. I'll keep that in mind next time I go to the palace... :D What a fun poem!

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  8. that's great. the queen must be so proud. :)

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  9. Great response to the prompt. And good advice, too.

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  10. This is very clever. I love it!

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  11. Nothing and no one will keep me from gnawing my chicken bones! I'm sure I would have been sent to the corner many times over this one. :)

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  12. Dear Liz,

    Whatever works to instill good manners in a child is a win. Love this.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. And the fact that it worked was proved at lunch today. Six year old Millie picked up a piece of food and said, 'Not with the Queen.'

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  13. I love the passing on of simple wisdom. Makes me wonder if the granddaughter will get a chance to try out her palace etiquette!

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    1. Well, she's six - just the right age for Prince George!

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