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Mom's may have some unusual-sounding lessons that, surprisingly, are important and beneficial.


A lesson I learned
from my dear departed mother.
I’ve met lots of people
but she was like no other.
This lesson is unique,
though maybe not profound.
Sometimes when you park
it’s best to turn around.

This lesson I learned
long after I retired.
Even then my mother’s lessons
left her much admired.
Park your butt, you wonder,
what could that mean?
It has nothing to do with sitting,
which is exactly what it would seem.
It’s important to remember,
especially when it’s hot.
All drivers, take heed,
and remember this when you stop.
This lesson my mother taught
is more than common sense.
Anyone can use it
in any circumstance.
When driving in the south
and parking in each lot.
Park your CAR butt to the sun,
so your steering wheel won’t get hot.
© copyright Donna Hale Chandler



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Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen
love it! here in sunny so cal we seek shade where ever it can be had!
always use a sun shield & crack those windows!
you have an inspiring syle of expression, donna, and bring a merry
sun into one's day!
be well,
Reviewed by Michael Hollingsworth
A lesson that's really useful in Florida! Enjoyable read. Blessings.
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson
~*Donna*~ Amazing how simple
pleasures bring so much happiness..
so, thanks for your words of wisdom.

Lady Vivian
also thanks you for visiting my site
and leaving such a nice comment.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Delightfully shared and appreciated from this end, Donna. Thank you. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by William Bonilla
I've enjoyed this well composed piece very much,
when I park in the sun, the whole inside of the car is hot
"super hot"........then Again, I must be doing something wrong.....
Love & Peace be with you

Reviewed by Steve Ralph
Thanks for the advice Danna, Lovely poem,
Thank you for sharing.
Regards, Steve
Reviewed by Clarence Prince
"Park Your Butt" 'So your steering wheel won't get hot.' It's a lesson indeed, Doona. Thanks!
Reviewed by Suzie Palmer
Great wisdom from your Precious Mother, Dear Donna!!
She lives on through your heart and poem..
Thank you dearly for sharing........ our lives are enlivened and enriched as a consequence.. we'll be thinking about you and your Mum when parking the advised way for very good reason!
With Love and Deep Gratitude,
Suzie xox :-D
Reviewed by John Domino
Hey Donna - great write! I will not forget this one! BTW I live in Fla too. It's the BEST place to be, that is for me! Amen

Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo
Hah! Love it! This is so cute and clever. Good advice for all. I'll remember it! ~Hugs, Elizabeth
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat

Loved it! And in Arizona, we have to do the same thing. Wonderful play on words.

Reviewed by Linda Hill
Enjoy this! Brought me back to memories of my Mom. I lost her years ago but the missing never stops.

Many blessings,
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
Gotta love it.
Reviewed by Daniel Keith
This is a cute poem. Gave me a bit of a chuckle. May God bless you every day of your life.

Reviewed by Janna Hill
I like your mom's lesson better than my mom's. If mine said park your butt it was her polite version of sit your a** down.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
Cute Donna, sure gave me a chuckle and a lesson I will need to remember...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
Giggle....very wise woman, your Mother! Cute story, Donna!

Reviewed by Richard King
I knew your mom. Funny she never mentioned this to me. I'm thinking she liked your butt better than mine, could that be?...

This one is definitely a keeper, like it, nicely done. Dick
Reviewed by Chip Bergeron
Uh's wicked hot, and if you have pladtic seasts, your butt sticks to them. No fun!!~!

ChIP Bergrton
Reviewed by Susan Bergeron
Love this...guess my Mom didn't tell me cause she never
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Good advice from dear old mom, especially on these hot summer days! Well done, Donna!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Connie Faust
Your Mom gave good, sound advice. Thanks for the reminder.

Reviewed by Kathryn Perry
I love this! I laughed too...great poem
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