I am a little bonnet,
as cute as cute can be.
Would you ever guess a
hankie I used to be?
I can be worn home
From the hospital,
then again on Christening Day.
You can neatly fold
me and keep me for the Wedding Day.
Every bride must wear
something old – so you can
clip a stitch or two and
a wedding hankie will unfold.
If by chance it is a boy,
on the day he is wed
I can be presented to his bride.
Won't she be proud to use –
the bonnet he wore upon his head.
some old, some new
AN HEIRLOOM BONNET
I am just a little hankie, as square as can be;
but with a stitch or two, they've made a
bonnet out of me.
I'll be worn home from the hospital,
and on special days,
and then I'll be carefully pressed and
neatly packed away.
Then on the Wedding, I have been told,
every well dressed Bride must have something old.
So what would be more fitting than to
find Little Old Me,
a few stitches snipped and a Wedding Handkerchief
I Will Be!