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"Anna" Poem

The gift came with a poem about Anna:


"This is Anna in miniature

Armed for new duties to be sure.

Her dress will make your tumblers shine

Her veil will make a duster fine.

Her hands equipped in such up-to-date style

Will turn out the dainties that make "hubby" smile.

Her shower bouquet you will some day rob

When biscuit-making becomes your job.

The snowy-white clothes on the line being dried

Held safely in place by the pins at her side.

When miniature Anna hides her face

`Tis a safe guess that cake fixing's taking place.

The support that now makes her stand her ground

Is as useful an article as was ever found.

For when "hubby" becomes fractious as he sometimes may

You’ll be well prepared to settle the fray.

Not a useless article will you see

Even part of her shower insures well-strained tea

To this wee bride with her stylish bobbed hair

You’ve but to say ‘mop’ and she’ll be right there.

This proves the truth of the saying that was—

'Handsome is as handsome does.' "

 



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