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A woman dare not tell her age, dear Mommy said to me.
You must sit straight, enunciate and only SIP your tea.
Head up high with shoulders back as ladies never slouch.
Knees together, hands in lap and no feet on the couch!
Get that hair out of your eyes and keep your stockings straight.
Eat your veggies, don't complain and dare not stay out late!
Don�t chew gum or belch aloud and never ever smoke.
Never giggle at the crass of someone�s dirty joke.
Whiskey is for garish men and beer is coarse and crude.
Speaking out of turn, my dear, is unrefined and rude.
Don�t get dirty, do not swear and never be flirtatious.
Ladies must remain genteel and always calm and gracious.
Daydreams are for lazy girls, their heads up in a cloud,
Busy hands are happy hands, so make your mother proud.
Well, dear Mother, here I am, a product of your teaching.
All those years I tried to please and listened to the preaching.
I�m over fifty, glad to say, and earned each month and year.
I�ve earned each line and wrinkle and I�ll make this crystal clear,
All the prim and proper stuff may have saved my clothes,
But that�s why there are washers, dear and I have one of those.
I�ll try my best to sit up straight to slug down cabernet.
I�ll cross my eyes and take a chance that they might stay that way.
Cats and dogs and candy bars go with jeans and sweats.
I rather like me as I am and have no real regrets.
I�ll dress in thrift store craziness and go out and paint the town.
I�ll even take my good friend, Grace if she is still around.
So Mummy, dear, we sadly fear, your plans have been unheeded.
I may grow old, but never up and friends are all I�ve needed.
June 7th, 2011
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