Wednesday, May 13, 2015


This is the book I read to my children

this is the one I wish I could find

Our kids are spread out...Grace is almost 10 years older than Mattie with Charles in between

so their book looks almost as tattered as this one


To market, to market, to buy a fat pig,
Home again, home again, jiggety-jig;
To market, to market, to buy a fat hog;
Home again, home again, jiggety-jog;

Somehow...this is the rhyme that has lasted over the years....

...because when we all travel to and from one another's houses
 or on other more distant trips here and yonder,

it might not surprise you to find 
a safe arrival home...
includes a modern day text 
that will simply say

jiggity jig

I so hope summer vacation plans for you and those you love, will meet all your expectations 
and get you where you want to go...
but most of all...
back at home 
safe and sound!


bj said...

awww, what a great and sweet post..

Taylor Greenwalt said...

I read the same book to my children...this was a sweet post!

handmade by amalia said...

I love mother goose! I have the book my mother used to read to me and it wasn't new even then. It is falling apart but what a treasure!

Heather - New House New Home said...

Sweet! I just picked up a vintage copy of Peter Rabbit. This was the first book we read to my daughter (her father bought it while we were still in the hospital). I'm holding on to it to give to her when she (finally) has a child - hopefully in the next year or so.

Karena Albert said...

Gina with my children grown, I remember all too well the love of reading to them and these classics were always the best!

The Arts by Karena

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Nice post, I have many vintage/old children's books and I find the illustrations endearing. I'm a big gift giver of the children's plush with a book. Want smart kids, read to them is what I think.

Stacey said...

Love these! Thanks for sharing.

Marissa said...

Awe sweet post...


kids now a days watch the mother goose club on YouTube..

Tealyn loves it, BUT I have a few books I like to read her... I am still old school

Amber ~ The French Pressed Home said...

What a sweet post, Gina. :)

Sarah said...

Your post makes me smile, Gina. Mother Goose is a favorite for me too.

Ann said...

Thanks for this endearing post.
Takes me back to the time when my Mom would READ to my brother and I. I haven't read much to my son as I was busy working, good thing that my Mom was there with us to do it. My son turned out to be a bookworm like me, double thanks to my Mom.

Fashion-isha said...

I love the illustrations!