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President George W. Bush
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The White House Easter Egg Roll
Text by C.L. Arbelide
Courtesy of the White House Historical Association

It’s Monday after Easter; it’s egg-rolling day,
And the White House invites you to join in the play.

No matter who is President, each and every year,
Egg-rolling day is full of fun and good cheer.

Here is the story of how if all came to be,
A very special day in White House history.

A long time ago, on a school holiday,
Capitol Hill was a great place to play.

Rolling colorful eggs down the grassy hill,
Tumbling close behind just like Jack and Jill!

Inside the Capitol, beneath the big dome,
Children ate lunch, feeling right at home.

Many of the Congressmen didn’t like this at all.
Picnic mess and eggshells cluttered their great hall!

Then one Easter Monday, policemen said, “No.
A new law says, you must take your eggs and go.”

No picnics allowed; no one can pass.
All egg-rollers must “Keep off the grass!”

President and Mrs. Hayes would save the day,
Inviting the children to the White House to play.

The President’s backyard was the perfect place,
Hills for egg-rolling and plenty of space.

Room to jump rope, and picnic under trees,
Room to trade eggs and Easter memories.

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