|Elsie's brand new baby
has a brand new baby and all the things that go with it. There's a pink fleur on its baby blush and a pink bow on its cradle-quilt. The angels brought the baby just last night in the night. I have been to see it
a goodly number
of times -- most everything I did start to do, I went aside before I did get through doing it to take peeps at the darling baby. I so did when I was sent to feed the chickens, and when I went to carry in the wood, and when I went to visit
, and when I went to take eggs to the folks that live
, and when I went to get some soap at the
, and when I went to take a sugar lump to
, and when I went to take food to the folks in the
, and when I went to the ranch-house to get the milk. And in the between times I did go in the way that does lead to the
house of Elsie
Center for Electronic Studying, University of Oregon.
February 6, 2003.