(From Where the Sidewalk Ends)

My dad gave me one dollar bill
‘Cause I’m his smartest son,
And I swapped it for two shiny quarters
‘Cause two is more than one!

And then I took the quarters
And traded them to Lou
For three dimes — I guess he didn’t know
That three is more than two!

Just then, along came old blind Bates
And just ’cause he can’t see
He gave me four nickels for my three dimes,
And four is more than three!

And then I took the nickels to Hiram Coombs
Down at the seed-feed store,
And the fool gave me five pennies for them,
And five is more than four!

And then I went and showed my dad,
And he got red in the cheeks
And closed his eyes and shook his head —
Too proud of me to speak!
Shel Silverstein [FOR JESSE GARCIA]

bears at pink 5-23-15

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  1. Jesse says:

    Look at the three bears, they just finished reading “where a Sidewalk Ends,” and it looks like they don’t need anything else in life, look at the contentment. HAHA πŸ™‚

  2. Jesse says:

    “Where the Sidewalk Ends” I mean πŸ˜‰

  3. Jesse says:

    Nice job with Bear Week Sandy!

  4. Barb Estinson says:

    Perfect ending for Bear With Me week, Sandy.

  5. Nancy Six says:

    Gotta love Shel Silverstein!! Cute poem and pic!

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