Lemonade, made in the shade (1904); Church steeple & people

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Mon Jan 31 06:17:27 UTC 2005

>At picnics you will sometimes hear the children say:
>Made in the shade,
>Stirred with a spade,
>By an old maid.

Is this the inspiration for "[somebody] has got it made in the shade" =
"[somebody] has got it made"?

-- Doug Wilson

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