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The Richest Kind

Craving the coffee Mrs. Olson brewed.

by Greg Asimakoupoulos
November 28, 2006

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The Richest Kind
The Richest Kind_Greg Asimakoupoulos-Craving the coffee Mrs. Olson brewedMrs. Olson, brew the Folger's.
It's the richest kind.
Plus, I'm running out of Star bucks.
That place robs you blind.
At the Bucks the blends are costly.
You could lose your shirt.
And the beans they boast are bitter.
Ground, they taste like dirt.

Lattes, fraps and cappuccinos
seem to be the rage.
But, I miss the simple pleasures
of another age.

Who banned Yuban?
Where's Hills' Brothers?
Not at Maxwell's House!
"Sanka's not designer decaf!"
snooty housewives grouse.

Perk me up with no-frills coffee
like my grandpa sipped.
I don't need designer decaf
just to prove I'm hip.

Coffee black! No cream. No sugar.
Just a cup of Joe.
And I think his last name's Olson.
He's just great! You know?

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Mrs. Elaine Olson writes:
December 5, 2006
When we got married in 1970, Folger's was advertised with Mrs. Olson. I got teased a lot since I too was Mrs. Olson. I have always been a tea drinker & I didn't even like coffee. I very seldom even made any coffee. This poem brought back memories of over 30 years ago.

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