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Maude's Chariot
by Judy Wilson
07/08/10
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I was just nine and he was only seven
He was covered with freckles, me a few
Oh the temptation of grandpaís old slide
Old Maude was hitched and we just knew

We stepped up onto our wooden chariot
No wheels, it just slid along the ground
Giddy up, giddy up, yon faithful steed
Away we went with the speed of sound

Mama came running, screaming loud
The old gray mare had left a clear trail
Over the corn, and through a wire fence
By then, we were looking, kind of pale

What a wild ride for such little kids
By then brother had dropped the reins
If I told the truth, oh what fun we had
Oí there was going to be aches and pains

She came to a stop in widow Tarverís lane
Mama had taken every step Maudey trod
She didnít curse or say anything profane
Just something bad about sparing the rod !

Judy Wilson
July,8,2010
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Giddy up Maudey !!













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Anita Johnson 17 Aug 2010
The talent you have been given never ceases to astonish me.
Lyn Churchyard 10 Jul 2010
Oh Judy, this was fun. LOL, I love the final line. The mischief kids get up to and what adventures!
Judy Wood 09 Jul 2010
Takes me back to when I was a kid. It's easy to laugh at those times now.
Marijo Phelps 08 Jul 2010
And was this one of your remembered blistered bottom times? Grin - this piece took us there and I loved it!
Judy Wilson 08 Jul 2010
Marijo, i don't think blistered is a good enough word for what happened to us....haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Needless to say we didn't try it again....
Verna Mull 08 Jul 2010
This was darling! So well done and so much fun to read. Hope all is well. God bless
Helen Dowd  08 Jul 2010
Oh the joys (and pains) of childhood memories...The lessons learned don't outway the fun in learning them. This was delightful...blissful reminiscences...Thanks for sharing. Brought a smile on a hot day...Helen




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