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Posted on April 9, 2010 by Christine Crosby in 

Poem – Toyland

Toyland! Toyland!

Little girl and boy land,

While you dwell within it,

You are ever happy then.

Childhood’s joyland,

Mystic merry Toyland!

Once you pass its borders

You can ne’er return again!

-excerpt from “Toyland” from the 1903 musical Babes in Toyland. Book and lyrics by Glen MacDonough, music by Victor Herbert

Christine Crosby

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Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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