That is Priceless by Steve Melcher for September 08, 2023

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    BE THIS GUY  10 months ago

    “I don’t think our team has a chance to win the regatta.”

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    Solstice*1947  10 months ago

    /// Young Miss Hester reluctantly brought her

    “sibling” Rhoda to row on the water.

    Though she longs to resist her

    sinister so-called sister,

    the child blackmails: “I’ll tell I’m your daughter!”

    /// At fourteen, Hester, hiding her girth,

    with her Ma’s help, in secret gave birth.

    To the world Ma avers

    the new baby was hers.

    Family honor’s a thing of great worth.

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    rmremail  10 months ago

    Look Maggie. I’m going to row the three of us to that island. But I’m only rowing two back. You decide which two.

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    rmremail  10 months ago

    If that dog poops in my boat, you’re cleaning it up!

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member 10 months ago

    It was the Smyth’s family tradition to drop off their eldest child to fend for herself in the wild for two weeks.

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    rmremail  10 months ago

    It really stinks when you try to sneak off to a secret rendezvous with your boyfriend, and your kid sister insists of tagging along

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    ronaldspence  10 months ago

    wait, I thought you brought the lunch…

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    GoComicsGo!  10 months ago

    “You lied to get the job didn’t you?”

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    Exasperated999  10 months ago

    “This is much easier than the time I had to ferry that wolf, chicken and sack of corn over to the island……”

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    cdward  10 months ago

    If you ask, “Are we there yet?” one more time, I’m going to turn this boat around…

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    phritzg Premium Member 10 months ago

    “Picture yourself in a boat on a river, with tangerine trees and marmalade skies…”

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    Kabana_Bhoy  10 months ago

    How many times do I have to tell you , “Don’t get in the boat, Freda!”?

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    [Traveler] Premium Member 10 months ago

    See this paddle? Well you’re about to get it if you don’t start acting right

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    jdculhane46  10 months ago

    Sorry, Mommy’s tired. No waterskiing today

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    DM2860  10 months ago

    Don’t worry. Brandon will make her pay for the school loans.

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    wincoach Premium Member 10 months ago

    No Christi, 20 minutes out on the lake isn’t long enough to ask,“Do we have to eat the dog now?”

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    Call me Ishmael  10 months ago

    The chances are rather remote:

    That the kid in the back of the boat/

    Will be able to row/

    For a decade or so:/

    She will still be too young to vote.///

    Assuming we all stay afloat/

    And we still are permitted to vote/

    I will be quite astounded/

    That we’ve somehow rebounded/

    But that still won’t be reason to gloat…

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    rugeirn  10 months ago

    No way two people that different in height are going to be able to row together. They’ll have to alternate.

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member 10 months ago

    Mary, as you grow older you will develop into a young beautiful girl and men will be thefirst to tell you that and more………

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    Jayalexander  10 months ago

    Go Fish.

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    Linguist  10 months ago

    “Why didn’t you go before we left home?”

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    Rev Phnk Ey  10 months ago

    Yes I got a splinter in my butt and if you remind me one more time you’re going overboard.

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    Call me Ishmael  10 months ago

    College ? Why would I want to go there ?/

    It’s a racket, a sham and a snare !/

    The degree that I’d get/

    Would condemn me to debt/

    Until silver bespeckled my hair!///

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    Blaidd Drwg Premium Member 10 months ago

    By exploring our Northwestern claim, Lewis and Clark got attention and fame, Cause they swore it would never be said, That their expedition was led, By their sisters Lois and Charmaine.

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    Jeffin Premium Member 10 months ago

    Just say ‘no’ to pugs.

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  10 months ago

    “Calm down. It’s only going to be a three-hour tour.”

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    Call me Ishmael  10 months ago

    A rowboat is steered by two oars/

    But the owner of this one deplores/

    Doing what is required/

    So now she’s enmired/

    With a child whom she always ignores..///

    She has run her rowboat aground/

    On an unseen subaqueous mound/

    And the kid has a hunch/

    That- not having brought lunch/

    They will starve long before they are found.///

    There’s a chance (just a chance-nothing more)/

    That somehow they’ll make it ashore/

    Of hope there’s still some/

    But if they should succumb/

    They’ll be glad their best outfits they wore.

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    markmoss1  10 months ago

    If you’re going to play at being the coxswain, you must turn around and look forward.

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    rmremail  10 months ago

    Both the little girl and the dog have excellent posture.

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    Bilan  10 months ago

    Last week . . . cruising down Las Vegas Blvd.

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    Csaw Backnforth  10 months ago

    “Girl in back: “If I hear one more verse of Row Row Row Your Boat, I’m jumping in and swimming home.”

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    She retorts, Do you have any life insurance ma?…

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    mabrndt Premium Member 10 months ago

    An Idle Afternoon

    Paste (including the quote marks) 

    "Category:1880 oil on canvas paintings" Wikimedia 

    (syntax supported by the Google, Bing, Yahoo, DuckDuckGo, Ecosia and Yandex search engines) in the browser address bar (or search for it using one of those search engines) and choose the first Category: found and once there find the text string Idle, and click its link for info and links that point to more info about this roughly jumbo envelope size painting.

     

    Again, a larger strip image is shown by (Ctrl- or right-) clicking the image in Mr. Melcher’s MASTERPIECE #3183 (September 8, 2023) blog entry, accessible by the Check out the blog! box after the last comment, and using the dropdown menu (even larger, if you trim what’s after .png from the URL). I have added a comment there pointing to the sparse info about this artist I used to point to here. Only work by him used here so far.

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    Call me Ishmael  10 months ago

    Nuthin is as idle as the wait for movement tidal in the mor….

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    Running Buffalo Premium Member 10 months ago

    @Call Me Ishmael; @Solstice*1947

    I will never, never, never play Trivia Pursuit with either of you. You remember way too much.

    Although … hearing trivial pursuit answers in limerick form would be very, very interesting.

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    Call me Ishmael  10 months ago

    For Monday:

    It really is rather uncanny/

    How he’s drawn to the “canyon” on Annie/

    Which her bosom bisects/

    And perfectly reflects/

    The cute crevasse cleaving her fanny..

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