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Limerick Laughs for November/December 2010

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The Saturday Evening Post will award $100 to the author of the winning limerick for this picture.

Limericks must contain five lines. Entries will not be returned. Enter as many times as you wish.

The Nov/Dec 2010 Limerick Laughs winner will be announced in the Mar/Apr 2011 issue. Entries must be postmarked by December 6, 2010.

Send entries on a postcard to:

Limerick Laughs
The Saturday Evening Post
1100 Water way Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN 46202

We extend our congratulations and $100 to Paige Schenker, Sierra Madre, California, for the Jul/Aug 2010 winning entry.


This man’s in a bit of a crunch.
Too quickly he bragged to this bunch
That in a very short time,
He’d make dinner sublime.
Let’s just hope they all ate a late lunch.

Honorable mentions

“There’s nothing to it!” He’d boast.
He’d be both the chef and the host.
But now is the hour,
He’s waist-deep in flour,
And his poor guests may have to eat toast.

—Ruby Denton, Indianapolis, Indiana

The boss is over tonight,
Expecting a gourmet delight.
Bob’s got the notion
He’ll get a promotion,
So he’d better get this meal right!

—Robert M. Dillow, Bel Air, Maryland

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  • Richard F. Pierce

    How do you send a limerick by e-mail?

  • Helen Hartnett

    I am trying to enter “find Ben Franklin’s key”.

  • Cadi

    I was wondering if the winners if the Nov/Dec Limerick Laugh winners have been announced yet?

  • Earl Hill

    Missed the May/June limerick runnersup. Were they posted? Thanks

  • Heather Ray

    Please note, we have corrected Mr. Dillow’s hometown and apologize for the error.

  • Edie White

    Mr. Dillow lives in Bel Air, Maryland.

  • Lisa Wilson

    Wow, I think that Bob Dillow is awesome! He should write more limericks. I thought he was from Bel-Aire, Maryland.

  • Jan Streilein

    The Nov/Dec 2010 Limerick Contest has the same picture that appeared months ago. Also, I don’t remember ever seeing the July/August 2010 picture. Maybe I
    missed an issue, but there is no doubt about the duplicate mother/daughter picture.