May 1: Mother Goose Day

The Real Mother Goose (1916)Since 1987, the Mother Goose Society and others have celebrated Mother Goose Day every May 1. I suspect we all know some Mother Goose rhymes, even if we don’t know that’s what they are (Surely we all know “London Bridge is falling down,” “Betty bought a bit of bitter butter,” and “Jack be nimble,” right?).

May 1 is a good day to pull some of those out and read them aloud. If you don’t have a book, The Real Mother Goose is on Project Gutenberg, with the rhymes and perfect pictures, or you could listen to an amazing 1958 recording by Cyril Ritchard, Boris Karloff, and Celeste Holm. Have fun!

“From birth I was cast on you;
from my mother’s womb you have been my God.”

Psalm 22:10

P. S. Happy May Day!

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