A Tater Story

by Annette Welsford No Comments

And now for a bit of light hearted fun!

A Girl Potato and  Boy Potato had eyes for each other,and finally they got married, and  had a little sweet potato, which they called ‘Yam’.

Of course,  they wanted the best for Yam.

When it was time, they told her  about the facts of life. They warned her about going out  and getting half-baked, so she  wouldn’t get accidentally mashed, and get a bad name for herself like ‘Hot  Potato’.

Yam said not to worry, no Spud would get  her  into the sack  and make a rotten potato out of  her!

But on the other hand she wouldn’t stay home and become  a Couch Potato either.couch-potato

She would eat properly so as  not  to be skinny like her Shoestring Cousins.

When she went off to Europe, Mr.  And Mrs. Potato told Yam to watch out for those hard-boiled guys from Ireland and the greasy guys from France called the French  Fries.

And when she went out West,  she must watch out  for the Indians so she  wouldn’t get scalloped.

They sent Yam to Idaho P.U. (that’s  Potato University ). So that when she graduated  she’d really be “in the Chips”.

But in spite of all they did  for her, one-day Yam came home and announced she was going to marry  Richie Benaud.

“Richie Benaud!!”, they  cried. They were very upset and told Yam “You  can’t  possibly marry Richie Benaud because  he’s just …..

Are you ready for this? Are  you sure? * OK! You asked for it: Here  it is! * *

… just a  COMMONTATER!”

(For non-cricket followers…. Richie Benaud is a former Australian cricketer who, since his retirement from international cricket in 1964, has become a highly regarded commentator on the game.)

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