Owned a pair o' skutos onc il- traaea For 'etu- Stropped 'em on. and waded Up and dpwn the criek. a waitin Tel she'd freeze up fit fer skatin. MUdest winter I remember!- More like spring thau winter weathor!- Didn't frost tel 'bout December- Git up airly, kotch a feather Of it, maybe, 'crost the winder- Sunshine swinge it like a. cinderl WellI I waited!- And kep' waitin! Couldn't see my money's wo'th in Them air skates and was no skatin, Ker no hint o' ice ner nothinl So, one day- along in airly Spring- I swopped 'em off- and barely Closed the dicker, 'fore tho weather Katchurly jest slipped the ratohet!- And- crick- tail face- all together- Froze so tight cat couldn't acratch it!