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Good Old Fashioned P B and J Sandwich


Just What The Doctor Ordered

Bringing back all the good childhood memories

Sinking my teeth into the soft bread

Watching the jelly ooze out the sides

My favorite jelly is grape

Apple and strawberry aren't so bad either

The peanut butter can stick to the roof of my mouth

I don't care

I am even eating the crust of the bread

Most kids don't like

The good thing is now I can have two sandwiches

When I was young I could just have one

Twice the fun

Pass me a nice tall glass of cold milk

Even a few cookies and I am a happy as a clam

All these years I never knew how a clam could be happy?

The sun in my eyes

Is no surprise

It's in the middle of the day

There are my neighbors chickens pecking away

Under our bird feeder

Earlier the chipmunk climbs to get his fill

Then knocks the seed down to the ground

Everybody gets to eat

As I take another bite

Enjoying it as if was the last peanut butter and jelly sandwich ever made


DREAM ON (author) on October 19, 2017:

Paula I loved your stories and I can relate to everyone. Now with peanut butter so expensive and money tight I cut the corners where I can and agree it's not the same. I wait for a sale and enjoy the good stuff. The memories will live forever. Anytime you want to jam or spread it on thick you know I will be waiting. It is my quick get up and go food. I also love peanut butter on crackers, toast and celery. Thank you for sharing. Have a great day. Gypsy Rose Lee Wouldn't it be better to eat peanut butter and think of him and remember the good and great times. If you were the one to die first wouldn't want him to live his life and enjoy. I am sure he wanted the same for you. Please think and talk of him often. Those special times are meant to be shared. You can email me anytime I would love to listen. My wife and I often talk about when we are gone. How we will be in each others pocket and to live the best life possible. Life is too beautiful to waste. Not one second not one minute or one day. Have a good afternoon. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and your passion for peanut butter.

Suzie from Carson City on October 19, 2017:

Dream on....PB&J is my favorite go-to-quick&convenient food if busy or on the go & just need to appease an empty tummy. However, I have rules. LOL

In the bread category, I consume only Oat bran, Oat nut or Oat meal bread (made & packaged by "Arnold's Bakery." ) Peanut Butter needs to be a name brand of good quality. Peter Pan, Jif, Planters. I like crunchy but will also eat smooth. Store brands or generic PB is awful!

Same for jam or jelly...I'm selective. Smuckers Sugar-free black berry or raspberry.

How can someone be "fussy" about a PB&J sandwich? When it comes to food, we like what we like & shouldn't need to settle for less.

You poem is so cute. I love it!

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on October 19, 2017:

That was my favorite also in childhood. When through the years I met up with peanut butter I was glad for slobbery sandwiches remembering my childhood and finding more grownup versions like peanut butter, grape jelly sitting on top of a good layer of cream cheese. For a long time I could not find good peanut butter here and finally I discovered it. I was thrilled and introduced my husband to it. He too enjoyed it. Then the storm clouds came, he died and I still have a jar in my fridge but I cannot for some reason eat it any more.Peanut butter must have something to do with love.

DREAM ON (author) on October 19, 2017:

John Hansen My wife liked peanut butter and fluff. I thought it was way to sweet. Some people like jam instead of jelly. There were others who liked peanut butter and sliced banana. I guess a sandwich isn't lunch until it is eaten and enjoyed the special way each of us make it. Thank you again for sharing and caring.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on October 19, 2017:

Yes, Dream On, you are right that you can't knock something until you try it. So maybe I should try peanut butter and jelly at least once lol. Kids take a variety of things for lunch, my so used to take a weird combination of peanut butter, vegemite and cream cheese on the one sandwich which probably makes peanut butter and jelly sound

DREAM ON (author) on October 19, 2017:

Linda Crampton Many moments like these make up our life. We can forget about them but they are still in our memory like are D,N.A. If we look into these magnificent and wonderful tidbits and dig deeper we will find a world greater than our physical world that we currently know. Then if we carefully mold both worlds together we have beauty and creativity both in harmony. It is not easy but it can be done. Not without headaches and disappointment. The outcome is unimaginable. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. John Hansen You have to at least give it a try. It may sound funky but the combination goes so good together. I am sure there are many foods you eat that I wouldn't try. What do kids have for lunch in Australia ? Now you have me thinking ? There are friends I know that are Spanish and they grew up having beans for breakfast. Not my fancy either. I tried it and once was enough. So I understand but you have to at least try it. I will gladly send you the brands I use for a free trial. Even if you don't like it you can laugh about it. Thank you so much for commenting. I have been busy lately with some writing issues. Recently I lost many of my writings that I had when I was a child. I put them in unsafe places before I could copy them and they became unreadable. They got wet and damaged. Years of writings lost. Not the end of the world but it still hurts. Mentally and emotionally. I am working through it. If I was just more careful. I got busy with life and didn't see it coming. I use to write journals when I was younger. A page a day for years. Now much of it is lost. The time and effort seems wasted. It wasn't meant to be I guess. I am trying to learn and find good things to come out of this bad experience. I have a lot of person anguish towards myself not other people. My wife said I am sorry. She knows what it means but then doesn't in some ways. She says move on. What is done is done. You can't change that. It still doesn't bring back those memories. Growing up and shared feelings and people I wrote about. Where I am here today because of these stepping stones in my life so hopefully my writings will reflect that in the future. Thank you for your support and interest in my crazy little world.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on October 18, 2017:

I've never known why a clam can be happy, either! I like your description of a moment in life.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on October 17, 2017:

Well, I have never eaten a peanut butter and jelly sandwhich, Dream On, and don't intend to. Us Aussies just can't grasp the concept. But you enjoy :) I love the observation of the Chipmonks eating the seed and knocking some to the ground to share with the chickens so all can be happy.

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