While I was working on my "Fair" post, the words to the following nursery rhyme kept running through my head:
Simple Simon met a pieman going to the fair;
Said Simple Simon to the pieman "Let me taste your ware"
Said the pieman to Simple Simon "Show me first your penny"
Said Simple Simon to the pieman "Sir, I have not any!"
Which makes me wonder: WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR NURSERY RHYMES?
We cut our teeth on these things. I LOVED them - - - shoot, I still do!!!
But I doubt if kids today would even recognize one line of any of them. What happened?
Another sad loss, I say!