Mum's New Fridge
I remember Mum's new fridge,
a cream-coloured 'Pope', yes, ridgey didge!
It ran by kerosene...now there's a lark!
How come it's cold when it sports a spark?
Summers in the bush were so dry and hot,
outsiders never quite believed how hot it got.
Daddy cut a watermelon...put it in the 'Pope',
with ten kids on the loose, he didn't have a hope!
Trisha blamed it on her little sister (that was me);
but I told Dad four penguins had polished it off for tea.
ridgey didge: fair dinkum: that's right!
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