Wednesday, May 24, 2017

mary had a little lamb

I don’t know if Mary’s lamb was named Larry but Larry made his appearance in the Moville library on March 8th to meet some students from the local school.  He was a big hit with the kids.  Larry is happy to celebrate the 187th anniversary today of Mary Had A Little Lamb nursery rhyme.

It was first published by the Boston publishing firm Marsh, Capen & Lyon, as an original poem by Sarah Josepha Hale on May 24, 1830 which makes it 187 years old today.
Courtesy of Wikipedia

Larry the lamb
the flyers made by the children




21 comments:

  1. Brilliant! Thanks for sharing this lovely bit of history, Bill!
    Larry is adorable!

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  2. Lovely post Bill. I appreciate it.

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  3. Hi Bill

    This is cute for the kids to see this.

    Groettie from Patricia.

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  4. What a nice post! The lovely lamb and the sweet drawings of the children, so cute!

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  5. A nice thing to celebrate in a library. Larry is cute!

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  6. I didn't know that the rhyme is 187 years old. Thank you for this information. Larry is a cute lamb. Have a great day!

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  7. ...who knew that Mary and her Lamb were so old.

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  8. Ahhh...Larry is so cute! Love this post!

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  9. larry is so cute and i absolutely love the precious drawings! what a sweet post :)

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  10. You have made a neat connection with the poem and the lamb in the library. School kids can get very excited about a live animal in a different place.

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  11. Thanks a lot, Bill! Larry might be cute and helpful and all, but now I'm going to be singing "Mary Had A Little Lamb" in my head all day! Sheesh!

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  12. What a lovely and fascinating post, Bill! Larry is absolutely adorable, and I love the sweet sketches, too. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  13. I can see why Larry would be a big hit. He looks like a sweetheart. I love the drawings. The lamb in the second drawing is a little on the leggy side.

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  14. Larry is very cute, and the drawings are so lovely.

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  15. Larry the lamb is adorable!

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  16. Would have been fun for the kids!
    Loved the portrait of Larry!

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  17. Aww! It made the children laugh and play to see a lamb at school.

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