3V1043.01 Singing “offstage”: The Fox (11/30/80)
I tried to get Peggy singing “The Fox went out on a chilly night” during
P149 today. She refused. But this evening, alone in a chair in the living
room while the rest of us were there but otherwise occupied, Peggy
began reading/singing the story. She did fine at first. The initial lines
could not be better known. But soon her voice faded — then returned
with “Come home, Snoopy come home.” Gretchen and I laughed but
Peggy didn’t connect it with her activity.
Snoopy was interrupted as pages turned…. was it the “quack quack
quack” ? or “old mother giggle gaggle”? The latter has a place at last.