|Our NY Grandchildren, Brenna Meghan, Shaela Jamie and Ryan Emory|
Jill was telling me how recently she used a saying with her children that she remembered her dad saying to her as a child as she and her sisters prepared for bedtime. She knew he learned it from his mom and wondered where it came from.
John would tell the girls, "Time for Kitty White's Party".
Curious, we both did an internet search and came up with nothing.
I was telling Abbey our quandary concerning the origin of Kitty White's party. Abbey searched and found that it was “LILY” White’s Party (some said Lily White’s Ball). Somehow, Lily became Kitty, at least in John's memory. We found several comments that people remember it from their childhood. Some said it was popular in the 40’s and 50’s. Most thought it annoying as children but now think of it fondly. It must had come from the following poem.
Do you remember this poem?
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