Dec 4, 2020 10:08AM elimar wrote:
MOmmyof2, I just re-read about your winter hat, with pom-pom. Then, I remembered back to he 60's when a "stocking cap" was THE FASHION. Good thing too, as I had to appear in a classroom rendering of The Night Before Christmas, and that cap became part of my costume.
You know how we are all old here? But you know how you can still learn something new every day? Here is what I learned today:
My line in the classroom production was "And Mamma in her kerchief, and I in my cap, had just settled down for a long winter's nap."
Well, in reality, the actual text is, "...had just settled our brains for a long winter's nap."
WTH? Did my school just have a cheap and spurious copy of the poem? Did they not want little kids to talk about brains? Settle our brains? How? They didn't have Ambien back then, so was it a reference to chugging some laudanum, or what???
Anyway, let's take a look at the actual first half of the handwritten poem (sold for $280K in 2006, so this is $140K worth!) That old Clement Moore had some pretty good penmanship, didn't he?
Happy Holidays to All, my BC Lady-girls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!