The Raggedy Cat
(A Cat Tail from Buttons The Cat)
The new year came and the new year left. Buttons, the
her life in California with little excitement. That all changed the day she
took a stroll down by the river.
It was not the beautiful birds, as Buttons
saw and heard them frequently.
It was not the frogs, though
Buttons did love their music.
It was a little girl. A poor little girl with not even
a stitch of clothes on.
Hello little girl said Buttons. What is your name?
I don't know, replied the poor little girl.
Excuse me, but perhaps if I could read the little tag
on your side,
I may be of some help to you.
So Buttons the Cat carefully read the tag. She was very careful
not to embarrass the little girl who, after all, had no clothes.
If you will wait here, I am sure I can find just the right
clothes for you.
Now we know Buttons knows all about Raggedy Ann.
Having read this poor little girls tag, Buttons knew just exactly what kind
of clothes she needed. She knew because she has spent many hours at the
Antique store. What luck! Buttons knew the owners of the Angel Antique
Store were not there today. Buttons lives with the owners you see. They
would be most upset if they knew just how many hours she was at the store.
We won't tell.
There is a small box in the back of the store that
has lots of extra clothes, for just such an occasion.
Buttons gathered up the clothes and tied them in a piece
of red cloth. Buttons then slipped on her Beloved Belindy
outfit. This way, no one in the store would notice her as
she slipped out.. Off to the river she went.
Here you go. Just slip this dress on.
The little girl did just that.
Then she slipped on the apron.
All of the sudden the little girl began to cry.
What's wrong, asked Buttons.
I don't remember my name, she said.
Shhhhhhh. Don't cry
Your name is Raggedy Ann.
You are a very famous doll.
Have you even seen anyone dressed like me before, asked
Buttons. Yes, replied the girl. That was a very long time ago.
Her name was Beloved Belindy. She was so nice.
Tell me all about her, said Buttons.
She told the most wonderful stories.
We played games and.........
Talk softly Raggedy Ann. I hear people coming.
Do you feel better now? Do you remember who you are?
Yes, I feel fine and I am Miss Georgene Raggedy Ann.
My Dear, its time for you to go. Its getting dark and even the birds
have gone to bed. You are most welcome to keep the clothes.
They were made just for a Raggedy Ann like you.
I am so happy to have been able to help you. You are an older
Raggedy Ann, but you have many years left.
I really must be going. There will be a little bear coming along soon.
He is my friend and he will help you find your way to
a home where you will be loved .
Now you be careful. Only talk to children.
Always remember that you were assisted by the
Famous Beloved Belindy Raggedy Cat.
Thank You Buttons.
You will never know how much you have helped me.
I will never forget you.
Thank You Buttons
I Love You Truely, Dear Buttons
What a wonderful little girl, said Buttons to herself.
When the Antique Store owners came home, they found Buttons
asleep. You know, I feel bad the cat has nothing to do all day long. She just
sits here with no place to go. Perhaps we should take her out someday.
I hope they don't want to take me out tonight, thought
Buttons. I am to tired.
This page was made October 5, 2000 for Buttons
and in memory of Kalu.
Updated July 7, 2001
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I Love You Truly
1906 -Words and Music by Carrie Jacobs-Bond 4-Bar Intro
I LOVE YOU TRU-LY, TRU-LY, DEAR,
LIFE WITH ITS SOR-ROW, LIFE WITH ITS TEAR,
FADES IN-TO DREAMS WHEN I FEEL YOU ARE NEAR,
FOR I LOVE YOU TRU-LY, TRU-LY DEAR
AH! LOVE, 'TIS SOME-THING TO FEEL YOUR KIND HAND,
AH! YES,'TIS SOME-THING BY YOUR SIDE TO STAND;
GONE IS THE SOR-ROW, GONE DOUBT AND FEAR,
FOR I LOVE YOU TRU-LY, TRU-LY, DEAR