sylvia spencer

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Old Wifes Riddles - Poem by sylvia spencer

Old wifes tales are a mystery
which started way back in history.
If I wore a dress with a dropped hemline
then mother would say 'A Stich in Time Saves Nine!
We each had a jar on one of the kitchen shelves
as the money went in Mum would say'Look After The
Pennies and the Pounds Take Care of Themselves.
I hope you have enjoyed my old wifes riddle because
There's Been Many a GoodTune Played on an Old Fiddle;
but dont ask for an encore, I am forty and a score.


Comments about Old Wifes Riddles by sylvia spencer

  • (5/25/2006 1:53:00 PM)


    So much richness in the 'Old Words' you are coming across beautifully and with something of an educational nature
    Thankyou
    Love Duncan
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  • (4/2/2006 8:23:00 AM)


    If you collect proverbs/saying/riddles/etc, here's another for you.

    Wish in one hand and spit in the other. See which fills first.

    Forty and a score?
    Actually by my count:
    It's three score, plus three more.
    But who keeps record of the amount?

    sidi
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 2, 2006

Poem Edited: Sunday, April 2, 2006


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