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By Arzell (Shuart) Mills                                   

 

When I was a young girl and lived on the farm

We had to work hard at the house and the barn

 

In winter I went with my Dad to the woods

To cut down the trees as fast as we could

 

We hauled them home with the horses and sleigh

And thanked God again for the end of the day

 

We cut up the trees with the old crosscut saw

We knew we had to be done before the spring thaw

 

In summer we worked in the fields with the hoe

Then sit under a tree to watch the grain grow

 

When fall came we all had to go back to school

We took down the swing and put up the tools

 

We would see all our friends and have lots of fun

Then wait for the time when Christmas would come

 

The boys went to the woods to get a good Christmas tree

Then everyone trimmed it with candles and glee

 

We put on a good program and learned our parts well

Then our parents would come when they heard the school bell

 

When Christmas was over and it was snowing outside

We would hitch up the horses and take a sleigh ride

 

The bells on the horse always sounded real good

They could be heard for a mile as we sailed through the woods