I was nominated by Jennifer Nicole Wells to participate in the Quotes Challenge. Thanks, Jennifer! This one really stretches my creativity!!
Post 3 of your favorite quotes each per day for 3 recurrent days. The quotes can be of any other people or it may come straight from your own heart.
Nominate 3 bloggers with each post to challenge them.
Don’t forget to utter a thankful word to the person who nominated you.
Instead of picking three people to nominate, I open the challenge up to all to participate!
Hey kiddies! Three more to go! Three more rhymes and then I’m done – at least for a while! Meanwhile enjoy this rhyme!! Oh, and, Have a Happy Fourth of July! Love and feathers, Auntie Goose
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The words of the Banbury Cross nursery rhyme are often attributed to Queen Elizabeth I of England (the fine lady) who travelled to Banbury to see a huge stone cross which had just been erected. The words ‘With rings on her fingers’ obviously relates to the fine jewellery which would be worn by a Queen. The words ‘And bells on her toes’ refer to the fashion of attaching bells to the end of the pointed toes of each shoe – this fashion actually originates from the Plantagenet era of English history but was associated with the nobility for some time! Banbury was situated at the top of a steep hill and in order to help carriages up the steep incline a white cock horse (a large stallion) was made available by the town’s council to help with this task. When the Queen’s carriage attempted to go up the hill a wheel broke and the Queen chose to mount the cock horse and ride to the Banbury cross. The people of the town had decorated the cock horse with ribbons and bells and provided minstrels to accompany her – “she shall have music wherever she goes”. The massive stone cross at Banbury was unfortunately later destroyed by anti – Catholics who opposed the notion of pilgrimages.
Alternative meaning to the Banbury Cross English Nursery Rhyme
Our grateful thanks is extended to David Miller for the following information:
“The woman in question was in fact Lady Katherine Banbury, wife of Lord Jonathan Banbury. Miss Amy Banbury, sub matron of Auckland hospital, New Zealand (my grandfather’s cousin) recalled after World War I her grandfather, Squire of Burford near Banbury in Oxfordshire, telling her that he distinctly recalled the white horse on which the “fine lady” used to ride. Among Lady Banbury’s jewels were many very beautiful rings of which she was very fond. The bells were the tiny bells often used in those days to trim the edges of a lady’s velvet saddle cloth. Miss Amy Banbury had a copy of the music written for the rhyme by a well known musician of the day, along with fine oak furniture from Banbury Castle. These matters were reported in the New Zealand Herald some years after the end of World War I”
One of my favorite artists is Jane Perkins because she sees beauty out of the teeny tiny cast-offs of society. She posted her latest creation recently – and without a doubt it is amazing!
If it doesn’t look like anything special, you have to look really close to see how truly amazing Ms Perkins is!
Click HERE for her original post.
Click HERE for other artwork by Jane Perkins I’ve posted.
The original artwork:
Another favorite, this one, Sunflowers by Vincent van Gogh:
Hey, ya’ll! You like my southern accent? Anyway, here’s a rhyme to get you through the rest of the week! I’ve only got a few more rhymes to go and I’ll be tapped out! Sabina’s being lazy about getting Simon & Toby’s adventure done but we will find some kind of art to share with you! Love & Feathers, Auntie Goose
Pussy cat, pussy cat, Wilt thou be mine?
Thou shalt not wash dishes, Nor yet feed the swine;
But sit on a cushion And sew a fine seam,
And feed upon strawberries, Sugar and cream.