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K.C. Millett
November 5th, 1927

Across the Street on Prairie
Written:

Babette and Laura (our daughter),
Were little girls back then,
Planting all their memories,
Around the age of ten.

Fisher Price and Barbie dolls,
That's all they seemed to play,
They'd have them spread about the house,
And never put away.

They wore our clothes and put on plays,
High heels and lipstick too,
They danced a lot and made up songs,
With lyrics fresh and new.

They'd end up at McDonald's,
Or maybe Burger King,
Or wait at home impatiently,
For pizza that I'd bring.

Michael Jackson, Prince and Richie,
Cost every dime we made,
But when we had a "Manilow",
Babette moved in and stayed.

She taught our kids the basics,
How to wreck a place,
You start out in the kitchen,
And see who wins the race.

I admit we got upset,
A hundred times or - two,
But we just wanted them to know,
We loved them as they grew.

 

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