Citizens for a Livable Cranbrook Society provides grassroots leadership and an inclusive process, with a voice for all community members, to ensure that our community grows and develops in a way that incorporates an environmental ethic, offers a range of housing and transportation choices, encourages a vibrant and cultural life and supports sustainable, meaningful employment and business opportunities.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

One Misty, Moisty Morning

When cloudy was the weather, I met some people walking, almost together.  That is not how the Nursery Rhyme goes but the scene at Elizabeth Lake reminded me of that little ditty, one of many Nursery Rhymes seldom recited these days, more is the pity.

Nursery Rhymes contain so much  political commentary of the times in which they became popular, that the history behind them is often more fascinating for the adult.

There are many versions of this rhyme, all with reference to the valued leather clothing.

One misty moisty morning, when cloudy was the weather,
I met a withered old man a-clothed all in leather,
He was clothed all in leather with a cap beneath his chin, singin':

        "How d' you do and how d' you do and how d' you do again"

It could be argued that today's commentary is not so creative or is it?!

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