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May 10, 2014

 

 

No depths of sorrow

could they convey

when Horace Ogden

passed away.

 

For he took with him

a soup recipe;

a secret version of

Ham hock and pea,

 

passed down through

generations, proud.

Never written down

or said out loud.

 

So after Horace Ogden,

turned up his toes,

they switched to peas

that had been froze,

 

but folks complained

and said ‘try harder’,

so they added garlic,

found in his larder.

 

But that tasted bitter,

causing some to spew,

and making the customers

switch to Irish stew.

 

You see Horace Ogden

used ham, from ‘Old Spots’,

and not being a fan of onions,

replaced them with shallots.

 

But the real secret lay,

in the steeping of his peas!

How Horace Ogden’s memory

still lingers, in the breeze!

 

 

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