A lady took her granddaughter for the afternoon --
New York City was the setting for this story,
The little girl had seen "The Wizard of Oz" --
The child was asked if she would like to meet a real, live
Our little heroine, of course, jumped up and down at the chance
Everyone knows Margaret Hamilton's face --
But few knew that she had a home on Long Island --
Off they went, by train, to Miss Hamilton's house --
Very soon they were greeted by Dorothy's nemesis --
After visiting for an hour the grandmother asked the girl,
In spite of being plied with milk and cookies
Little Amy, let us call her, said, "You were real mean"
With trembling chin, the child reiterated, "You were
real mean!" --
by D. Edgar Murray 07/04/2000.