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SUGGESTION by Jon, Karin, and Lief Ahrens
Fifteen cents was the measly sum
That we could spend for bubblegum.
But we three kids just didn't do it;
We bought, instead a chunk of suet.
We slipped it in an onion sack
And nailed it to the elm out back;
Then came inside, stamped off the snow,
(We just laugh when mad winds blow.)
And soon our elms had friends galore:
Black-capped chick-a-dees, half a score;
A red-capped downy, his plain-capped mate,
Hung round the elm, early and late.
Tufted titmice came to call ...
One hardly had a tail at all!
One tree had lots of ornaments,
All for that measly fifteen cents