Best Three Limericks (from the Little Limerick Book)

This is a far cry from some of my other posts but I did say that I would be posting on the best three of everything in the world that interests me and that includes limericks.  I was at a garage sale this past weekend and there lying in a box was a small little book of limericks.

To be precise, the book I picked up was:

The Little Limerick Book; [an uncensored collection] illustrated by Henry R. Martin (Mount Vernon, N.Y.: The Peter Pauper Press, [c1955])

For those that are unfamiliar with what a limerick is, I’ve included the definition from dictionary.com (http://dictionary.reference.com/)

‘a kind of humorous verse of five lines, in which the first, second, and fifth lines rhyme with each other, and the third and fourth lines, which are shorter, form a rhymed couplet.’

I started reading some of them as I was waiting for my friends to finish their tour of the garage sale.  I found the limericks to be highly entertaining, with humor that would have seemed ‘risky’ for the year in which it was published.

I’ve also included some information about the publisher and illustrator

The Peter Pauper Press http://www.peterpauper.com/company.php published the book and the illustrations were by Henry R. Martin http://blogs.princeton.edu/graphicarts/2009/03/martin.html

I’ve also added a link to goodreads.com in which people who have read this limerick book gave it a 4 star rating http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6958210-the-little-limerick-book-an-uncensored-collection

So here are the Best 3…Limericks (from The Little Limerick Book):

1.  He hates to sew, so young Ned,

Rang the bell of his neighbor instead;

         But her husband said, “Vi,

         When you stitched his torn fly,

There is no need to bite off the thread.”

2.  There was a young lady named Kate,

Who necked in the dark with her date;

          When asked how she fared,

          She said she was scared,

But otherwise doing first-rate.

3.  There was a young maid of Havana,

Who stepped on a peel of banana;

            The words she let pass

            As she fell on the grass

Wouldn’t do for a Sunday-school banner.

Best Three Days of the Week

For a lot of us, the days of the week sometime fly by while others drag on.  That is why today, while out running errands and waiting in line to pay for my groceries, I thought about the topic to this post.  There are certain days of the week that I can’t wait for, while other days are days I dread (we all know the day – starts with M) and that is what I wanted to share.

My picks (and reasoning) for the Best 3…Days of the Week

1.  Sunday

2. Friday

3. Tuesday

Yes, Sunday is my favorite day of the week because its the day that I have set aside in my busy schedule for some ‘down’ time.  This is the day that I usually sleep in (no alarm is ever set on  this day).  Its the day when I can have a full breakfast – eggs, bacon, toast and jam (and actually take the time to eat it all) and the day that I can stay in my pj’s for as long as I’d like.  There are no plans for Sunday – that is one of my self-imposed rules.  I read, I watch tv or a movie.  I catch up on the new. drink lots of coffee, even do some laundry.  Its a great way to spend the day and seems to have a calming effect on me.  It prepares me for my week ahead.  If you don’t take a day for yourself now – think about using your Sunday this way – it honestly is one great day.

As for my second pick, that would have to be Friday.  There is something about the anticipation about the work week ending.  You can even feel it in the air on Fridays – people are friendly, they smile more and make time to talk about their plans for the weekend.  It’s the day that helps get me through the rest of the week.

My third choice may seem strange to some people but for me its simple – its the day after Monday and it means that I got through my least favorite day.