Potato Facts–the Story of Little Yam

With many thanks to Donna for this birthday-eve chuckle–


Well, Girl Potato and Boy Potato

had eyes for each other,

and finally they got married

and had a little sweet potato,

which they called ‘Yam.’

Of course, they wanted the best for Yam.

When it was time,

they told her about the facts of life.

They warned her about going out

and getting half-baked,

so she wouldn’t get accidentally mashed,

and get a bad name for herself like

‘Hot Potato’

and end up with a bunch of Tater Tots.

Yam said not to worry,

no Spud would get her into

the sack and make a rotten potato out of her!

But on the other hand

she wouldn’t stay home

and become a Couch Potato either.

She would get plenty of exercise

so as not to be skinny

like her Shoestring cousins.

When she went off to Europe,

Mr. and Mrs. Potato told Yam

to watch out for the hard-boiled guys from Ireland .

And the greasy guys from France

called the French Fries.

And when she went out west,

to watch out for the Indians

so she wouldn’t get scalloped.

Yam said she would stay on

the straight and narrow and wouldn’t associate

with those high class Yukon Golds,

or the ones from the other side of the tracks

who advertise their trade

on all the trucks that say,

‘Frito Lay.’

Mr. and Mrs. Potato sent Yam to Idaho P.U.

(that’s Potato University )

so that when she graduated

she’d really be in the Chips.

But in spite of all they did for her,

one-day Yam came home and announced

she was going to marry Tom Brokaw.

Tom Brokaw!

Mr. and Mrs. Potato were very upset.

They told Yam she couldn’t

possibly marry Tom Brokaw

because he’s just…….

Are you ready for this?

Are you sure?


OK! Here it is!




1 Response to “Potato Facts–the Story of Little Yam”

  1. 1 writeathome March 4, 2008 at 3:14 am

    Corny, but cute. A very happy birthday to you, Becky! 😆

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