Posts Tagged ‘coat’


Her schedule was usually a mess
And a faux pau she should confess
She once combed and brushed
Donned coat as she rushed

And arrived at the Ball sans dress

8/28/90 Phyllis DeWitt VanVleck

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A true tale told on my sister, Sally

Remembering Sally’s Embarrassment


I remember when you were “running late”,

And Mom urged, “Dear, please hurry –

You’re going to miss the bus again –

Your slowness causes worry.”


You quickly groomed your teeth and hair,

Then glanced out at the rain.

Grabbed your lunch, put on your coat,

And hurried down the lane.


At school you opened your desk drawer –

Adding your lunch to the mess,

Took off your coat  – – and blushed deep red

‘Cause you forgotten to wear a dress


8/2/88             Phyllis DeWitt-VanVleck



She did this twice, and I had to walk her home

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