DO COME FOR TEA, DEAR

 

By Josie Whitehead

 

Don’t forget forks for the cakes dear.

   Sticky fingers on chairs?  Goodness no!

We’ll polish our best silver teapot,

   For we want to put on a good show.

 

Oh, sugar in lumps is much nicer

    And our bone china cups are a must.

The sandwiches daintily served dear,

    And don’t forget, trim off the crusts.

 

Put a serviette daintily folded

    With a tea knife that’s carefully laid.

Do you think you can manage this darling?

    If not, then we must hire a maid.

 

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John Betjeman said:

 

Phone for the fish-knives, Norman

  As Cook is a little unnerved,

Your kiddies have crumpled the serviettes

  And I must have things daintily served.

 

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By Josie Whitehead

Table Manners for the Young Brave, Brave Sledderclob Do Come for Tea, Dear