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'Twas the night before Fair and all through the house Not a person was sleeping -- not even the mouse.
The unfinished clothes were hung with care, In hopes to be finished in time for the fair. The children were hustling, making mother see red, While visions of ribbons danced in their heads. As Judy sewed kerchief and Sue knitted cap, Mom and Dad wished for a long winter's nap.
When out on the lawn, there arose such a clatter, Those darn steers were out again! That was the matter. Away to the window flew Mom like a flash, Pulled open the drapes and threw up the sash. The moon on the breast of the lawn freshly mowed, Gave a luster of mid-day to creatures below. Bill ran for the halter, Dad put on his shoes, The girls smelled bread burning -- there go the blues! More rapid than eagles, the steers, running, came As Dad whistled, shouted and called them by name. empire style wedding dresses
Back to the barn, the steers quickly flew, Followed by Dad, Mom and all of us too. Bill came in covered with hay from head to his
boot, So Mom quickly scolded and told him to "Scoot!" "I'll finish the tags, you finish your sewing, Dad'll help John wash sheep, where is this night going."
The bread is a bit brown, but preserves looked quite merry, Sue iced coffee cake, topping it with a cherry. Now blouses have buttons, skirts hemmed at last, The dress looks better with seams pressed flat. By two in the morning, the sheep clean at last, John sat in the kitchen and took a short rest. Bill said his tool box paint was still very wet, But Mom said, "At this hour -- Too late to fret.
Go take your showers" -- and she tweaked his nose, With yawns and a stretch, the children arose. Mom cleaned the kitchen while Dad sipped iced tea, Glanced at his watch and said, "You'll agree,
We've finally done it -- We've got time to spare 4-H really is a family affair." With a wink of his eye and a nod of his head, he said, "Let's go to bed, Mother, we've a big day ahead."
(Author unknown)