Shopping with Dolly.
The air was warm and the clouds were few,
The birds were chirping and hopping;
And everything was pretty and new
When Dolly and I went shopping.
Our money bank was yellow and sweet
With its dandelion dollars,
So we hurried away to Garden street
To look for some cuffs and collars.
For a cap I bought her a great red rose,
I’m certain it gave her pleasure,
And for lady slippers to fit her toes
I was careful to leave her measure;
And I told the spiders to spin some lace
As strong as other folks make it,
and to sew the beads of dew in place,
And then we’d be be glad to take it.
— Eudora S. Bumstead in St. Nicholas.
Daily Nevada State Journal (Reno, Nevada) Jul 12, 1892