Goosey Gander Candy

The earliest recorded version of this rhyme is in Gammer Gurton's Garland or The Nursery Parnassus published in London in 1784. Like most early versions of the rhyme it does not include the last four lines:

Goose-a goose-a gander,
Where shall I wander?
Up stairs and down stairs,
In my lady's chamber;
There you'll find a cup of sack
And a race of ginger

So Gossey Gander has been on the go for a long time, think how many children through the ages have sung that, when rhymes, songs, stories and the Bible were all that they had to entertain them. As I child I loved Little House on the Prairie, they had nothing, wooden toys that Pa made were their treasure possessions. Oh when live was simple and children were Innocent.

Christmas will be more than a wooden toy, there is no point feeling guilty, times have changed. And they change in so many ways, I no longer spoil my children because I can, but I restrict what they get in the hope that they appreciate it more, do you think it works? I doubt it! But as a parent you want to do your best for your children, I fail terrible in giving them my undivided attention, but they are happy kits and hopefully will turn out good adults.
I gave in recently and now they both have pets, the guinea pigs are not fussed over as much as they were, I am sure they are enjoying the peace. The hens are still not comfortable in there new home as were have yet to see any eggs. But he's up every morning to look, I even spotted golf balls placed in the nesting boxes, that must be some sort of incentive for them to lay?

Do you think this goose will lay a golden egg?
One winner will be drawn next Wednesday.


Sharon Keanly said...

I adore this stamp, where can I purchase it please? Thanks.

Victoria said...

I thought this may interest you - this is the version I know and it's origins during the English Civil war x

Janette said...

Thanks so much for a chance to win this is GORGEOUS.xx

angelique (anlou) said...

what an sweet stamp this is
thanks for the chance to win this gorgeous image, it's so sweet
hugs angelique

Ann-Marie said...

I agree times have changed drastically and it always makes me chuckle when mother-in-law tuts at birthdays etc. when she sees what they receive "in my day love we only had....". I must admit we spoil our children terribly and as MIL can't help but point out they would probably be as happy playing with the box it came in we can't help but try and give our kiddies what we didnt have. I think most parents are guilty of that but we do try and make sure they understand the value (in money terms too) of what they have and how lucky they are. Whether its working or not I'm not sure I do hope so!! Gorgeous rubber btw I think Home Grown are my favourites. I do love reading your posts, thank you, take care Ann-Marie S. xxx

weewiccababe said...

gosh I remember that rhyme - reminds me of when we had pet geese when we were kids, called Lucy (goosey Lucy) and Scooby (no idea how that one came about lol)
I can see all of these new country cousins stamps landing in my basket next time I go to funkykits
have a great weekend Karen

Paula said...

This is a real gem - love the goose & the way the girl is looking at it. Itching to colour this........
Thanks for chance of winning her.
Paula (PEP)

Vicki ♥ said...

I love the stamp and hope to win :) Thanks

Cynde said...

I love the adorable. Thanks for the chance at the drawing.

kathr said...

Thanks for the chance to win such gorgeous candy, think this is going to cost o/h lots of pennies lol...hugs Kath...

Lauretta See said...

that stamp is so cute ;)) Will it lay a golden egg.. humm?? i would really like to see that? :) hehe.

Thank you for a chance at winning it ;) Hugs x