Old Lady Krump

Updated on November 20, 2019

Old Lady Krump

Old Lady Krump
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Old Lady Krump

When we were kids we all heard the story of old lady Krump.

Mean Mrs. Krump sat on a stump across the rivers way.

She sat on the stump, it was just a little bit of a hump, passing the time away.

Day in and day out she would sit and pout.

Shouting this wicked phrase:

"Come out, come out, wherever you may be. Jump on my hook and into my tum-tum-tummy."

This would make the children shudder.

For the story goes, she used a hook to kill and eat her brother.

Old lady Krump sat on that stump day after, day after, day.

She carried her yarn.
She carried her hooks.
She walks with a wooden old cane.

She sat on her stump and tied the hook to the yarn and the yarn to the cane.

To all the kids this looked quite insane.

Looking at her jar of worms she would say this wicked phase:

"Get on my hook, and catch me some big babies today. For I am hungry and I need to fill my tummy."

Old lady Krump sat on a stump by that old riverway.

She'd sit and she'd wait until it got late. While cursings the whole night away.

The children would watch and listen. As the hag mumbled and waddled off to her old shack in the woods.

"No luck today perhaps tomorrow, those babies will come out to play. Then I'll have my feast right after I catch the slippery beasts."

"Creeeeeeeek, Smack!" The old screen door slams behind her.

What was it all about?

This is a story about an old lady that wants nothing more but to catch a few fish. She sits on a stump close to the river's edge waiting for fish to bite. No luck no fish are biting. Getting mad she mumbles complaints and pleads to the fish to bite. The local children hear her talking to herself while she sits and waits for fish to bite. They think that she is evil. Stories are spread by the children of how the old lady must have killed her brother with a hook.

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      • Nicoartz profile imageAUTHOR

        Jason Nicolosi 

        2 weeks ago from AZ

        Thanks, Brenda. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Kids can come up with some wild stories, that's for sure.

        Like in the movie "Home Alone" Macaulay Culkin's character thought the old man next door was evil. Turns out he's just lonely and misses his family. Turns out he's a super nice guy. So, "Don't judge a book by its cover."

      • Brenda Arledge profile image


        2 weeks ago from Washington Court House

        It is quite easy for rumors to spread...nice write about this poor woman who only wanted to eat some fish.

      • Nicoartz profile imageAUTHOR

        Jason Nicolosi 

        3 weeks ago from AZ

        Thank you Purvi for reading it. I'm gald you enjoed it. I had fun writing it and drawing the picture.

      • Nicoartz profile imageAUTHOR

        Jason Nicolosi 

        3 weeks ago from AZ

        Thanks, John. When we were kids, there were always some rumors about some old lady. Usually, about them being an evil old witch that ate children. I grew up in Salem, MA (Witch City). So it wasn't too unusual for rumors of that nature to be spread by kids. Btw thanks for pointing out the "title" error. I fixed it.

      • Nicoartz profile imageAUTHOR

        Jason Nicolosi 

        3 weeks ago from AZ

        Thanks, Lorna. Ya, I agree kids can have a huge imagination. I know I did. Shoot I still do. Ha, ha.

        There were always some rumors going around about some old man or old lady where I lived.

        When we were kids my friends and I would walk through the woods for miles. I knew every inch of Salem by the time I was 13. One day while exploring the woods we came upon an old shack. It had one boarded up window and a white screen door. It was very creepy looking, especially at night. We would visit that spot often, to hang out. One day while hanging out I told the story of old lady Krump. Just to try and scare my friends. Funny enough it scared us all. The white screen door slapped hard from a breeze that blew by. We ran out there as quick as we could. "Old Lady Krump!" A rumor was born.

      • PurviP profile image


        3 weeks ago from India

        Really, I enjoyed more this poem. The imagination of the story is very nice. Really, sometimes children think in a wrong way or sometimes situations are going to in a wrong way. So, children have no fault but the situations are looking wrong at that time.

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        Lorna Lamon 

        3 weeks ago

        I enjoyed this poem Jason and I think most kids enjoy creating stories from their imagination based on very little truth.

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        John Hansen 

        3 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

        Any old lady who lives alone seems to get a bad rap and kids spread rumours about them. Interesting read, Jason. good drawing too. (Oh the title of your hub says "Old Landy Krump" not Lady.)


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