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At Church

By: Ardis E. Parshall - December 12, 2013

At Church

By Carrie May

We went to church, my two fair girls,
Their father and myself,
My Kittie then at “half-past seven,”
A laughing, bright-eyed elf,
And little Frank, our youngest one,
Then only “half-past three,”
But wise beyond her years, and filled
With calm, sweet dignity.
I told the tale when we reached home
That Kittie – to be brief –
Had dropped her book and I my fan
And Frank her handkerchief.
“I know what father dropped,” said Frank,
And to her eyes did leap
A look of humor, as she said,
“Why, father dropped asleep!”




  1. A girl named “Frank.” Are we to suppose that when she finally had a boy she named him “Sue”?

    Comment by Mark B. — December 12, 2013 @ 3:18 pm

  2. “Frankie and Johnny were lovers.” I think Frankie was the girl in that folk song, but I’m not sure. Short for Frances?

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — December 12, 2013 @ 4:24 pm

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