I’ve loved the image of the old woman living in the shoe since I was a child. (So much so, that it inspired the Mama Lisa logo!) Of course, the rhyme itself leaves something to be desired…
There was an old woman who lived in a shoe.
She had so many children she didn’t know what to do;
She gave them some broth without any bread;
She whipped them all soundly, and put them to bed.
I’ll just keep the first line in my mind with the wonderful image of living in a giant shoe… Like the interesting one above. It’s from a drawing by P. Vinton Brown.
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