One day at an auction, what did my wife spy?
But a broken old pitcher, called “Old Sleepy Eye”.
She brought it home, we use it as a vase,
And now we have Old Sleepy Eye all over the place.
Sleepy Eye flour is what started it all
And a droopy eyed Indian, about six feet tall
A town in Minnesota, an Indian by the same name
That’s when Western Pottery and Old Sleepy Eye started their fame.
Seventy years later, we started a club
For Old Sleepy Eye collectors, dealers and such.
Now we have a convention, where we buy and sell
Some pieces are cheap, some are higher than hell.
There’s pitchers, vases, bowls, steins and mugs
So come all you collectors with the Sleepy Eye bug.
You’ll meet wonderful people and have lots of fun
Bring the whole family and plenty of mon.
A droopy eyed Indian from the great northern plains
That’s were Old Sleepy Eye first got its name.
Old Sleepy Eye, Old Sleepy Eye, you are so hard to find
But we still go hunting you when we see an auction sign.
Currently, the Old Sleepy Eye Collectors Club has several hundred active members across the United States. Every year the club holds a convention. The convention is an excellent place to see rare items, meet others who have similar collecting interests and buy or sell items at auction. The 2010 Convention is scheduled for August 5th, 6th& 7thin Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This year’s convention events will include the exhibition and trade of OSE items, seminars, tours, the annual club business meeting and banquet, the auction, and the 2010 Limited Edition Commemorative. Only registered convention attendees are entitled to receive a Commemorative, and all those attending the convention must be OSECC members.