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The Iowa Homemaker

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New Year

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''Get up, gude wife, and binno sweir,

Deal cakes and cheese while ye are here;

For the time will come when ye'll be dead

And neither need your cheese or bread.''

What is that? That's a part of Hogomanay. And what is Hogomanay? Simply New Year's Eve in Scotland, back in the beginning of the nineteenth century. The queer-sounding rhyme is one that the children used when they went begging from door to door for a dole of oat-bread and cheese, which they called ''nog-money. ''

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