sometimes had nightmares.
For a while she had nightmares about people
who were wearing wooden shoes.
It was all because of Howdy Doody.
There was a story on his show about some bad
puppet people who wore wooden shoes.
She told her mommy about her fear of
these puppet people with wood shoes.
Mommy assured her that where they lived
there was no one who wore wood shoes so she was safe.
One day the little girl and her mommy were taking a taxi home.
They lived in a small town with only a couple of taxis
so people often shared a ride.
On this day the driver stopped to pick up another lady.
She smiled at the lady but the lady didn’t smile back.
She seemed mad and a bit mean.
The little girl scooted over closer to her mommy.
Then she looked down and had the fright of her life.
The lady had wood shoes on just like the ones
the bad puppet people wore on Howdy Doody!