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Monday, January 2, 2012

Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes

The first known publication of a collection of Nursery Rhymes was in 1744,  and the first confirmed collection of Nursery Rhymes using the term,  "Mother Goose" was published in 1780.  Isaiah Thomas published the first authorized AMERICAN edition of  "Mother Goose's Melody".   The book I remember as a child was published in 1916.  Rand McNally and Company re-published the collection of Mother Goose Rhymes as   "The Real Mother Goose".   And in 1928 the Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes arranged by Logan Marshall was published in Chicago with illustrations by Julia Greene.

Maybe you are wondering why I am talking about nursery rhymes!!!!!! WELL---when we were with our friends in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg on Dec. 11,  we drove down an area which featured light displays of some of the popular nursery rhymes...  The child in ALL of us came out ---as we looked at these displays.    Hope you enjoy seeing some of these nursery rhymes depicted here for you today.  Remember to click on the photos for LARGER pictures.

Can you guess what nursery rhyme this picture is depicting??????  See if you can figure it out....  (Answers at the bottom)

How 'bout this one????  Bet you can guess this one,  since you can see part of the title!!!! ha ha

This nursery rhyme is a 3-parter...  See if you can figure out which nursery rhyme this one is...  Bet you can!!!!!!!

Did you get it???????    I was just so impressed at these displays...  The child in me popped out (as you can imagine) ---as we saw these depictions...

OKAY---if you missed any of these three nursery rhymes,  here they are....

Hey Diddle Diddle,  the cat and the fiddle;  The cow jumped over the moon.  The little dog laughed to see such fun,  and the dish ran away with the spoon!!!

Hickory, Dickory, Dock...The mouse ran up the clock.  The clock struck one; The mouse ran down;  Hickory, Dickory Dock.

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall;  Humpty Dumpty had a great fall;
All the King's horses and all the King's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again!!!

Hope you had a fabulous Christmas.   AND---I wish for each of you a tremendous 2012....

Happy New Year!!!!