Monday, July 21, 2014

Tales of the Magpie



Morning walk to our grocery store
List clutched in my hand

Mother knows I’m safe and sound
In Caseyville Small Town Land

Summer's here it sure is hot
Only time it's cool to shop 

List is short, our budget tight
Bread, milk apples and cheese

A nickel to spare? Lo and behold 
I’ll have a Pepsi please


23 comments:

  1. I remember walking to the shops on my own before the age of five - never would have let my kids beyond the gate unchaperoned. Times have changed - we have paid a price for progress.

    ReplyDelete
  2. This gave me a chill because of the memories it touched in me. We called nickles "white money," so much more valuable than pennies, which we were given each Sunday to put in the poor box (there were 9 of us/kids).

    ReplyDelete
  3. adorable really!!... i remeber going grocery shopping for mamma on my cycle and the pleasure of having some change left!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Yes, I used to run all kinds of errands like that for my mother(who almost never left the house, IIRC--how odd)--but now I doubt many children can. Sad, but a happy memory, anyway.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Delightful for sure....the simple things of life always remain in our memories. Love this Helen!

    ReplyDelete
  6. oOo, a little bit of sweet serendipity at the end!

    ReplyDelete
  7. You sure sparked some memories here, Moonie. We worked out that we got more ice cream in two half-penny cones than in one penny cone. Mr Rawlings never complained. X

    ReplyDelete
  8. Such sweet, innocent pleasures. I wish for those times back - but life moves foreword.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love the memories of those walks. We lived on the out skirts of town and I was always walking-everywhere! Fun to read!

    ReplyDelete
  10. A not-so-quick to the story for a few things. I remember doing that. Along time ago. And, again, this week. A 60 year spread in events.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

    ReplyDelete
  11. lovely meal bread apples and cheese!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Mrs Wachter will keep an eye on ya !

    ReplyDelete
  13. Nice one Helen. A lovely little gem of a memory.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Shopping is always more fun in rhyme. Well done.

    ReplyDelete
  15. What a joyful little poem...thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  16. love this. i used to walk to the post office and the library. my kids don't. :(

    ReplyDelete
  17. Delightful, Helen - we all have fond memories of those days and loved your rhyme ~ Eddie :)


    Clouds and Silvery Linings

    ReplyDelete
  18. How lovely a memory! Our store was too far away and there was too much traffic for me to enjoy this kind of adventure. I wish I had!

    ReplyDelete
  19. it is nice to get those treats...like a pepsi when there is money to spare..
    reminds me of childhood a bit...we used to always go grocery shopping together...

    ReplyDelete