NO NEW YEARS PRIZE
By Floyd Stormer

Another Anecdote About The Most Hated Mascot in the Coast Guard

 

 

From The Mackinaw Weekly Rag of January 5, 1956

"Just before New Years "Maggie" listened to WCBY and heard about the fabulous prizes offered for the first New Years baby. She went all out to win it and presented the ship with a litter of 3 pups. Immediately WCBY  was notified, but since the true father of Maggie's family would not come forward and claim the prizes, the poor mother was disqualified."

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By Popular Request - The Words to the Background Song, "Maggie"

1. I wandered today to the hill, Maggie,
To watch the scene below
The creek and the creaking old mill, Maggie
As we used to, long ago

The green grove is gone from the hill, Maggie,
Where first the daisies sprung:
The creaking old mill is still, Maggie
Since you and I were young

CHORUS
And now we are aged and gray, Maggie
And the trials of life nearly done:
Let us sing of the days that are gone, Maggie
When you and I were young

2.A city so silent and lone, Maggie,
Where the young and the gay and the best,
In polished white mansion of stone, Maggie
Have each found a place of rest

Is built where the birds used to play, Maggie
And join in the songs that were sung:
For we sang as gay as they, Maggie,
When you and I were young

Chorus

3.They say that I am feeble with age, Maggie,
My steps are less spritely than then"
My face is a well written page, Maggie
And time all alone was the pen

They say we are aged and gray, Maggie
As spray by the white breakers flung
But to me you're as fair as you were, Maggie
When you and I were young

chorus