How to Preserve Your Husband

Joyce Thomas

Be careful of your selection

Do not choose too young

Take only such as have been reared

In a good moral atmosphere

Some insist on keeping them in a pickle

While others keep them in hot water

This only makes them sour

hard and sometimes bitter

Even poor varieties well-sweetened

May be made good by garnishing with patience

Well-sweetened with smiles

And flavored with kisses to taste

Then wrap them in a mantle of charity

Keep them warm with a fire of domestic devotions

And serve with peaches and cream

When thus prepared, they will keep for years