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My Unbroken Vow

Story ID:6533
Written by:Monte Leon Manka (bio, contact, other stories)
Organization:retired
Story type:Poem
Location:Hemet CA. USA
Year:1985
Person:Retired Chelsea Kansas Kid
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My Unbroken Vow

My Unbroken Vow

My Unbroken Vow

My Unbroken Vow

When I retired in July, 1985
I made a promise to my wife
Your cooking days are over
I’ll make it easier on your life.

You’ve cooked for our family
Now the kids are grown
No more packing lunches
Just you and I at home,

We’ll eat out daily
For at least one meal
And with a kiss
I sealed the deal.

In Anaheim:
It was Olive Garden and Denny’s
Pancake House and Mimis
Wienersnitzel and Tony Roma’s
Bob’s Big Boy and Wendys

In Corona:
It was Country Kitchen
Sizzlers and Hunny’s
Jack in the Box, The Outback
Pizza Parlor and Denny’s

In Hemet:
It is Chili’s, Applebee’s
It’s Subway, and KFC
The Early Bird Cafe
Coco’s, Polly’s and Millies.

It’s so much neater
No dirty dishes to be seen
No leftovers or table scraps
No dirty pots and pans to clean.

Shirley’s not happy
With my eating out plan
She’s a fantastic cook
She misses that frying pan

Now that we’re in our eighties
I think it’s a great thing to do
To leave the cooking to someone else
Don’t you?

Monte L. Manka 11-16-2010