The elephant had taken four years to grow its tail

Hare Hatch children had their first party since before the war.

On Saturday, July 26th, we had another example of Mrs. Young’s great kindness to and interest in Hare Hatch. The Sunday School Children, Choir Members and other Guests including Members of the Mothers Meeting were invited to the Lodge. After games in the meadow the children enjoyed a splendid tea. The chief attraction of their tea was the ‘Elephant’s Tail’. As there had been no treat since the early part of the war, one of the scholars aptly remarked that the elephant had taken four years to grow its tail. When tea was finished the adults were able to enjoy a number of very interesting and amusing games organised by the Misses Huggins. The children also had their games, cricket in the meadow for the boys, skipping etc., for the girls, and a few had quieter games on the lawn. Before dispersing, a hearty vote of thanks was unanimously accorded to Mrs. Young for a most enjoyable time.

Hare Hatch section of Wargrave parish magazine, September 1919 (D/P145/28A/31)

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