How to Preserve a Husband
|Happy Weds To All!|
Do not choose too young.
When once selected, give your entire thought to preparation for domestic use.
Some wives insist on keeping them in a pickle.
Others are constantly getting them in hot water.
This makes them sour, hard and sometimes bitter.
Even poor varieties may be made sweet, tender and good by garnishing them with patience and sweetened with love.
Wrap in a warmth in charity.
Keep warm with a steady fire of domestic devotion and serve with peaches and cream.
Thus prepared, they will keep for years.
There are many versions of this poem that was written by an anonymous writer, but I thought I would keep it as my Great Grandma Pett wrote it.