Bessie and Mary: Which one am I like?
From Nutrition and Health, The Borden Company: 1924; page 34.
WHICH ONE AM I LIKE?
Bessie never takes a bath,
Her clothes are black with grime;
She hates to drink fresh water,
And is cross most all the time.
Mary takes a bath each day,
Her clothes are clean and white;
She drinks a lot of water too,
Which keeps her well and bright.
How to make the poster
Take two pasteboard dolls about six or eight inches tall. Dress with
cloth dresses or paper dresses which come with the dolls. These dolls
may be obtained at a Five and Ten Cent store. Print at top of poster
``WHICH ONE AM I LIKE.'' Then paste dolls below this caption. Print the
name ``Bess'' under one doll and ``Mary'' under the other. Then soil
Bess's dress, hands, face, and knees, and place red ink on her knees
to represent scratches and cuts. Mary will stay clean and neat. Then
print the verses underneath.
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