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Hans Holbein's "Dance of Death" alphabet, capital F from fromoldbooks.org
Yesterday, Ms. Partly Cloudy happily gamboled across the street to show me her new costume for the Faire. Not the "e" at the end of that term. Not a fair with rides and games, a Faire with turkey legs and jousting.
Late summer brings the Renaissance Festival to southeast Michigan, and Ms. Partly Cloudy found a great deal on a new costume (she'll rotate the belly dancer outfit in on warmer days).
gown via etsy from seller Loriann37
As gorgeous as her new gown is, and as amazing as the deal may have been, I feel certain it was not the first thing you noticed about my lovely daughter. *sigh* She's done it again.
In any case, seeing her dressed for the faire put a song in my head...another playground activity from 40 years back...
All the girls stand in a circle, and start with a volunteer in the center...altogether now:
"We're going to Kentucky
We're going to the fair
To see a senorita
With ribbons in her hair.
(Center girl starts to boogie)
"Oh, shake it, baby, shake it
Shake it if you can
Shake it like a milkshake
Shake it if you can!
(Center girl closes eyes, points finger, and twirls)
"Round and round and round she goes
Where she stops, nobody knows!"
Whereupon, the girl who is being pointed AT, takes the center of the circle. Repeat until the bell rings.