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Moms Big Dance & The Alfalfa Patch
This story was told to me by my mother who died in 2000 at the age of 95. This event happened during her early teens in the vicinity of Sadieville, Scott County.

It was summer and the BIG dance was on Saturday night. Mom and her cousin were going with two boys who were brothers.

As the boys hitched the two horses to the buggy, their Dad gave them one warning; 'Don't run them horses, they've been in the alfalfa patch all day!'

The boys arrived to pick up Mom and her cousin, who were both wearing white dresses. The group started off down the road to the dance. As the four chatted and made light banter, Dad's warning about the horses grew dimmer and dimmer in the boys'minds.

Finally, to show off for the girls according to Mom, the boys started running the horses. And, as anyone who has been around horses and alfalfa patches know, there was an explosion from the east end of the westbound horses. Everyone was covered with a smelly green substance.

Thus ended Mom and her cousin's big dance. Mom had great fun telling this story over the years and I always enjoyed hearing it!

Submitted By: Pat Gordon from WA on 2006-04-17

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