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Just a Housewife

Kenneth Avery is a Southern humorist with well over a thousand fans. The charm and wit in his writing span a nearly a decade.

A housewife (by choice) hardly gets the time for a relxing coffee break.

A housewife (by choice) hardly gets the time for a relxing coffee break.

Sunrise work; daytime work; I'm destined to work
No rest to speak of, just stay awake, get me this,
Get me that; and I'm to be happy never getting a perk.
I'm a common housewife, that's all. Not a miss.

He courted me day into the night, I never dreamed
That all he was up to was cook, wash clothes,
Take the kids to school, oh, he wove such schemes.
All a housewife does is work, smile, and forget her woes.

Day in, day out. Hal, today's my birthday!
Yes, you look great, and do I look great?
Want to take a weekend with me and go away?
Oh, work, more work to do, and yes, I'm late.

Dear, I sure wish that you would give me some time
To tell you how I feel, think, and live like I do.
Sure, I can rest, what? More work! Dear: here's a dime!
Work here, work there, why do I do what I do?

I'm a super housewife, yes, sir, that's what I am
Proud, proper, and covered with grace.
Many times, I'm not woman, but a sacrificial lamb.
Yes, I'm a rugged housewife, I'm losing the race.

Sundown, kids put down, and Hal, why the snore?
I know you work eight hours a day, yes you do!
Me? I worked 18, no make that 20, or more.
I'm a proud housewife, I love you, Hal,
But darling, you do not have a clue!

February 1, 2021_____________________________________________

Writer's Summary
No explanation required. The women, I mean.
For the men, go ask your wife.

(Thanks, Kenneth).

An artist' conception of the typical 1950's housewife.

An artist' conception of the typical 1950's housewife.

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Amy hassan on February 03, 2021:

Yes, many women do work all day long, and not even get appreciated for this. But my favorite hobby, being as house wife is to rest, and I enjoy to stay free and rest.. But ofcourse everybody has her own perspective towards life, and deserves a life she wants, but we should appreciate all the women, who do a lot for their families without even saying a word. I really do appreciate them.

DW Davis from Eastern NC on February 03, 2021:

Having spent time as a house husband due to my wife having a much more lucrative career, I can attest to the truth of this.

Amanda from Texas on February 02, 2021:


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