My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."
Anonymous

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William
Wordsworth

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Fairy Tale Answers!!

1) yes, Cinderella came from sweeping out the chimney which is why that song cracks me up as her name WASN'T pretty!

2) In the version I was referring to they cut off parts of their feet, one cut off a slice of her heel and the other loped off her big toe.

3)bubonic plague, the sores were called "roseys" and when the disease progressed a ring would form around the sores. Posey (the flower) was considered a treatment for the sores. "ashes ashes" came from cremating the bodies of the dead. "We all fall down" as in drop dead. Kinda makes you rethink singing the song huh?

4)In the original version of the story by Beatrix Potter Mrs Twitchit was so mad when she found her kittens without clothes and dirty that she gave them all a bath, spanked them and sent them upstairs, then when her friends came over (the reason for the clothes in the first place) she told the friends that her kittens were sick and couldn't come down to tea. (ie, she lied).

5) "a bowl full of mush and a quiet old lady who is whispering 'hush' " which Subvet and I do daily....sometimes not quite in a whisper ;-)

Thanks for all the answers folks, this was fun.

4 comments:

Penless Thoughts said...

I sure didn't know any of this!!!!!
Thanks....very interesting.
Susan

MammyT said...

I have so missed Thesaurus thursday! Here I am, waiting for it to happen. It's like the crowd waiting in line hours for the concert to start so they can get the best seats. I'll check back. I know how crazy it has been to rearrange your life for work. Hope all is well with you.
Nancy

diana said...

very interesting. where do you find this stuff!?

Pinky said...

uh, that pic of Gator and Sugars on the couch could so easily be Brother and Lil Sis. She pulls his ear, he screams. I yell, the cycle starts over.
See why I'm crazy?