Grandpa’s Wisdom (or Folly)

Better an hour early than a minute late,
. . . . Grandpa oft repeated.

Which is fine, until . . .
You arrive at the party and
. . . . the host is in the shower
. . . . the chicken’s still running around the yard
. . . . you’re put to work chopping onions
. . . . the shindig’s tomorrow night


It’s Quadrille Monday at dVerse Poets Pub and Kim is calling for our 44-word poems to include the word early. I went a different direction than my usual. Head on over and see what other early birds are bringing to the Quadrille table.

About Linda Kruschke

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.
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46 Responses to Grandpa’s Wisdom (or Folly)

  1. othermary says:

    Hahaha – that would be me, except 5 to 10 minutes late the day before! This is a fun read, thanks.

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  2. Ha! That is cheeky. What an awkward scenario indeed! XD

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  3. Mish says:

    Haha! Love the humoour in this one.

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  4. Imelda says:

    This made me laugh. love love this.

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  5. Yep, that was a little too early…appreciate the humor in this poem.

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  6. SMiLes..
    Isn’t Life..:)

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  7. As long as you don’t have to slaughter the chicken I think it’s OK…

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  8. Frank Hubeny says:

    That is very early. Getting the onion-chopping duty may be appropriate.

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  9. The chicken running around is epic. 😂 that is indeed way too early.

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  10. Gina says:

    your take on early was genius! to be so early you had to catch the chicken too!

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  11. rosross says:

    This made me laugh. Love your take on it.

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  12. Ali Grimshaw says:

    The chicken is running around the yard and you get stuck cutting onions. Love this.

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  13. Ha that happens! Show up too early an you are in the kitchen!

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  14. Raivenne says:

    Oh, nice to know I am not the only one this has happened to. Except I had to get the chicken. Thanks for the grin and the memory.

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  15. Grace says:

    That is too early, smiles. If you are too early, you will be helping out, ha.

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  16. Janice says:

    This gave me a laugh :))

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  17. Haha. This is so true which is why I try not to arrive to early for parties. LOL

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  18. V.J. Knutson says:

    I laughed out loud – the shindig is tomorrow night – been there.

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  19. henrigabetta says:

    Ha. I loved this. Such perfect pace, and story and interest. Five stars no doubt.

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  20. sanaarizvi says:

    Hahaha! ❤️Such a delightful read, Linda 😀

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  21. jazzytower says:

    This is funny, the chicken will be truly fresh.


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  22. Jade M. Wong says:

    Haha! This was a fun poem, Linda 🙂

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  23. kanzensakura says:

    Ha! Now that is early to the shindig!

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  24. kim881 says:

    Your quadrille made me chuckle, Linda! I’ve been close but I don’t think I’ve ever been that early!

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