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  A Foot of Snow
by Mr. Ed
Friday, January 08, 2010
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(Or, A Foot In The Snow)

ďThe Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow,

Since it was so important to them;

There ought to be as many,

For love.Ē

Margaret Atwood

It started fallin yesterday

And I really didnít mind

It was lovely to behold

The light and fluffy kind

So, I did a little shovelin

Cleared the walk and door

When I looked out, at Noon

Still snowin, more and more

This was definitely a job, for two

I hounded my wife to shovel, too

By dinner time, we were still at it

But this snowstorm, wasnít through

I looked out our window, at Midnight

And that snow, it was still a comin down

But I canít remember where I left my wife

So I raced out into the yard, lookin all around

Iíve managed to locate Frosty the Pumpkin

And I soon dug out our rat terrier, Little Jack

But Iíve only been able to find my wifeís boot

But Iím confident, before long, sheíll be back

She probably snuck off to the mall,

And forgot to wear her snow shoes;

But I really hope she shows up soon,

Iím gettin The Hungry Shovelin Blues.

©Winter 2010, Mr. Ed


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Reviewed by Holly Ibbitson (Reader) 1/10/2010
A Foot of snow...looks more like three. Love the picture and your new bio picture too. Holly
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 1/9/2010

you'll be lucky if you don't get -

Reviewed by Kate Burnside 1/9/2010
... bet Rebecca's got more than 52 names for you, Dad... better fill your ears up with snow before she deafens you with the lot of them! xx
Reviewed by Felix Perry 1/9/2010
Love it and the quote from one of my favorite authors...well done.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 1/8/2010
Ah snow, you just gotta love it. WOW! a foot and still coming, what a hoot of a write and hope you find your wife soon...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 1/8/2010
very cleer--stay warm!
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 1/8/2010
Beware of stray boots, they have a tendency to adhere to the backside when you least expect it. Spare the pumpkin spoil the wife as they say. Patrick
Reviewed by E T Waldron 1/8/2010
how dare you leave us hanging on where your wife is?
Bro Ed, you are well loved,but sometime you deserve
a spankin,like Ma used to give you!!! I know you lovethe snow even though it's too much to shovel,you should have taught your
dogs to help!!!;-)have fun peeeee weeeeeeeeeeeeee////

sis tiger lily
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 1/8/2010
and it is deep here too
camo bibs & muck boots
& frolicking as the
guy drivin by says $20 bucks
to plow ur drive...YEAH!!
(it's worth forty!)
I shovel clearing for the bird food though :)
Peace & Inspirations
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 1/8/2010
oh my gosh Ed this is tooo cute and the photo is adorable! (look up I think that is your wife on top of the tree laughing at all of you)
Reviewed by Louisa Dobbins 1/8/2010
I am not moving from shoveling snow,
we have none, but the music's
got me grooving. Aren't those rat terriers sweet?
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 1/8/2010
Got snow?? LOL Poor you; at least you still have your critters (and your wife) to keep you warm! Well done; loved the piccy!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D

If you have some extra snow you don't need, please send it ASAP to Texas! We won't mind ... (At least I won't! LOL)
Reviewed by Richard Arrington 1/8/2010
That sounds like my house. It has snowed twice here and the temp has stayed in the 20s. My son has not been to school since before Christmas. a very funny poem!
Reviewed by Gerald Tate 1/8/2010
Make sure she's not buried under the snowman Ed

Another great one.

Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 1/8/2010
And if your wife is smart, she'll come back form that shopping trip with a snow blower! Cute write, Ed.
Reviewed by Andy Turner 1/8/2010
She'll return with a snow machine.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 1/8/2010
Oh, that's one thing I don't miss: shoveling! Again and again and again. Daddy was a firm believer in shoveling WITH the snow. During the Blizzard of '78, he changed his mind. LOL! Glad he did, especially since it was ME who was the shovel-er. Well done, stay warm and safe, 'hear?!?

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by William Bonilla 1/8/2010
a kool write Ed
That is one thing I don't miss about the northeast
"shoveling snow"
We are still here in the beautiful state of Georgia
For another few day before returning south,
we are presently under a state of "emergency"
in the Atlanta Metropolis area,
Yesterday they had 1 to 2 inches of snow
I nice sheet of whiteness to decor their
Manicured lawns.... but the roads are icy and dangerous
they (the Municipal surrounding Government) possess no plows, no salt
spreaders, nor any inclination on how to cope......
I rather be snow bound in a cabin in the middle of nowhere
under 2 feet of snow, and I would feel more secured......
for sure
Peace be with you

Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 1/8/2010
She's probably making out with the snowman Ed, check if his nose is glowing. This is a fun write, especially having mean woman shovelling, I know it's a lie, but just the same a good try.
Blessings! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 1/8/2010
Hilarious write, Ed!!!! Hope you find you wife soon..giggle..... Thanks for the smiles so early this morning!

Reviewed by Georg Mateos 1/8/2010
Anytime you wish to shovel we have plenty of that stuff around here and more cold than that proverbial Witch's...well, you know! but don't tell Ma I said that! (LOL)

EDvard, ra-ta-ta frozen Ole Brother

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