My Dad’s Word Plays

My Dad, Dec 2021, Aged 100 yrs & 5 months

My father loved to play with words – a trait which I’ve inherited.
Two of his word plays I remember most clearly.

He would say, The tortoise taught us what to do.
But he’d say it with his mouth pulled tight in tortoise-form.
Then he’d complete it with: Lettuce, pray.

And being good children, we’d chuckle.

His other word play, which I remember, was about cats.
You’ll never see a cat with unkempt hair.
Because they use catacombs.


77 words written for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt: Catacomb


This week sees the anniversary of my father’s funeral. So this serves to honour him

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25 Responses to My Dad’s Word Plays

  1. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Love his quips, he must have made you smile 🙂

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  2. 🙂 these made me chuckle, too! 🙂

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  3. Thank you for sharing your dad!

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  4. Gr8BigFun says:

    Thanks for sharing and for putting a Saturday morning smile on my fave, Crispina.

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  5. Frank says:

    Wonderful memories

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  6. May your dad’s memory always be for a blessing. I liked his word play and it’s nice that it lives on with you. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. writingwhatnots says:

    What wonderful memories to have of your father.

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  8. Bill says:

    Light and lovely, Crispina. Well done.

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  9. Dale says:

    Aww… now that is so very sweet!

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  10. This one really hits home for me, Crispina, because I can remember tons of my father’s expressions and jokes too…

    Yours,
    David

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  11. nancyns384696 says:

    You can see the humour in his eyes…Happy memories and a lovely, useful trait to inherit.

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