We picked our pumpkin today and turned it into this jack-o-lantern…

Photo of a Jack-o-lantern

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3 Responses to “Jack-o-Lantern”

  1. Julie Sorensen Says:

    November 1, 2006

    I have been searching for the origin of a nursery rhyme that my friend said to her kids.

    the child has there shoes off and starting with the little toe. She names the toes:

    Little Pea (little toe)
    Peter Lou (next toe)
    Oosey Nossey (next toe)
    toosey tossey (next toe)
    and a Great Big Oppososso (big toe)

    I am not sure of the spelling. However, the University of Wisconsin Children’s library assures me that this toe rhyme has Scandinavian roots. They said: Scandinavia is known for naming toe rhymes.

    Please help me, I have been searching the origin of this toe playing game for years with my friends blessing. My friend is scandinavian and she doesn’t remember where she heard this toe playing game. I assume that she heard it as a child.


  2. Beth Bookschlepper Says:

    I know this as Little Pea, Penny Rou, Judy Whistle, Mary Tossle, and Big Tom Bumble. I am also interested in its origins.

  3. Monica Says:

    My grandmother and father always said it this way:

    Little Pea
    Little Whistle
    Gibby Gibby Gibby Gibby Gobble

    Seems a bit like the telephone game, it comes out a little different on each end!

    I’m glad I was able to find some similar rhymes to prove to my husband that I wasn’t crazy when I did it to my two year old!

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