Sunday, September 27, 2009

Father of Father Goose

As imagined by L. Frank Baum (father of four ... and of The Wizard of Oz):

Old Mother Goose became quite new,
And joined a Women's Club,
She left poor Father Goose at home
To care for Sis and Bub.
They called for stories by the score,
And laughed and cried to hear
All of the queer and merry songs
That in this book appear....
And so this week's objet d'eBay is a relic from 1899, the second edition of nonsense poems (some quite offensive to modern taste) that paid quite a few bills, which is a pretty good reason for a father to get his nonsense on.

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