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Friday, February 10, 2012

Corner for Theme Thursday

Jessie Wilcox Smith's painting of Little Jack Horner  1863-1935


Little Jack Horner

Sat in the corner,

Eating a Christmas pie;

He put in his thumb,

And pulled out a plum,

And said 'What a good boy am I!'
 
Traditional English Nursery Rhyme, 1725
 
 

This is a Theme Thursday post!
  To see what others chose for 'corner' click HERE!

69 comments:

  1. absolutely nice Betsy, I love these draws!! Lovely!

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  2. Love theme Thursdays! are nice!

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  3. I haven't done a theme thursday post in a long time so thought I'd try to join in again.

    How are you today? I was ironing this morning and thought of you! :)

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  4. Betsy I was ironing last night so late sigh!

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  5. Im a little sad today, some things happens you know and Esperanza is not easy:(

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  6. I think you iron more than me. I let it pile up until I have no choice. :)

    I'm sorry you are sad. Yes, some days it's hard being the mom. I hope it gets better!

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  7. Thanks Betsy:) and yes always here you have something to iron also many things I don iron! have a nice afternoon see you later dear!

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  8. talk to you later, Gloria! Have a nice afternoon! xo

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  9. A theme with a rhyme
    That isn't a crime
    And oh so sublime
    Sure a fun time
    The food can suck a lime
    As I consider that grime
    But a good boy in his prime
    Surely deserves a dime
    And so ends my chime
    With no reason just rhyme

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  10. Hi Betsy,

    Today is the first day I have felt half way decent in the past few weeks. I have read all your posts but was just so weak and unable to leave comments by the time I read everything.

    It took me a while to get back into the story line again and am glad to be back doing it again.

    It is actually kinda fun to try to make each new story match up to the new weeks theme and then to leave a cliffhanger for the following week. And then to just pray I can come up with something interesting. Can you believe today's makes the 24th chapter I have done in this series. Pretty soon it will be enough to be a book. LOL

    I actually have people who have printed it all out and they put it together and read it like a book. I thought that was cool of them to do that. Anyway I will have to see if I can keep it up and not give prompts that are for the story. I think that would be kinda cheating in a way and take some of the fun out of it.

    Anyway, I should be back to visiting everyone and writing comments on a more regular basis, just as soon as I can totally kick this cold and clear out my lungs.

    @Gloria

    I hate to iron and try to only buy clothes that need no ironing. But these steam machines work good in place of irons and seem to be a little easier. And those little balls that you add water to and throw into the dryer they also work good, kinda like the steamers. I am all about easy. You both are too young to remember when "all" your clothes had to be starched and ironed. The material for non-ironing had not been invented. I think I ironed enough back in those days.

    Going back to bed for a nap.

    God bless.

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  11. Oh and I loved the poem and have a craving for some berry pie, not sure plum pie would be good. I just keep thinking it would be a prune pie. LOL

    God bless.

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  12. Pat ~

    A plum on your thumb
    would probably make you feel glum.
    plum, grape, raisin
    would all get your goose bumps raising.
    See, I said raisin today
    like Robby Raisin at your bay.
    I still say he's a grape face wannabe.
    tee hee hee.
    :)

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  13. Thanks, MrsU.

    Hope you can finally get to feeling better!
    Plum pie...well, think peach...it would be similar to that if the fruit was fresh and not turned to prunes. lol...

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  14. if only that is all it took i might have a chance...lol

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  15. oh and i folded clothes this morning...

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  16. Brian ~ you folded clothes?? Well, then you ARE a good boy! lol...

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  17. Thnaks Betsy:)
    Thanks Mrsuople and hope you really feelling better, I miss you when I dont see you (lol)
    take care

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  18. ahh Brian you are amazing and nice!(lol)

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  19. I used to love TT. Didn't like it when it changed to Thursday to Thursday.

    I iron very little anymore....but gosh I use to spend ours at it!!

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  20. Aw sweet, reminds me of drawings by Mabel Lucie Attwell.

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  21. LOL Brian folded clothes yipeee
    And he sent his question to me
    He's on a roll
    Next he'll put away each bowl..lol
    A grape face wannabe
    Hmmm maybe he could be a distance relative come to my sea

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  22. Pat ~
    yes, Brian is working down the list
    getting his chores done like this.
    He got the procrastinating gene
    which I think is obscene. ha.

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  23. nanny ~ TT is on Thursdays again! Just sayin'. :)

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  24. My, what a big pie.....must have lots of good plums in it. :)

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  25. Rebecca ~ the English must have loved huge pies! Remember the one with four and twenty blackbirds in it? ha.

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  26. I think Brian is nice (lol) only say:)
    Yes dears English people love so much big pies I have a lot adventures in british sites, but for other day.
    Did you know my grandfather was and english man??? But he die when my Mom was little:(

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  27. Gloria ~ I didn't know that! So sad he died young! Does your mom remember him or was she too little?

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  28. I always enjoyed this nursery rhyme and the vintage illustration ... nicely collected. Thank you for sharing your version for corner prompt. Happy Thursday!

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  29. Little Jack Horner always makes me smile. :)

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  30. If he's such a "good boy," why's he eating pie with his hands?

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  31. Yes she remember a lot and always talked about him, he was so nice, she loved so much I only knew my grand mama that was from Spain (lol) I have a lot f things of my grand Pa, he loves swim too:)

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  32. Silver ~ his mother didn't say he was good...he call himself good. ha.

    Martha ~ he is a cutie, isn't he? I want that tablecloth, too. :)

    Gloria ~ so you take after your Grandpa, huh? That is so sweet. My grandma loved art and could draw. She liked to design and cook, too. I guess I take after her a little. :)

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  33. Great picture. Greetings and wish you a happy weekend.
    PD. In my picture there are several corners, some very visible.

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  34. Betsy, I decided to bake the cake this afternoon. You said it was better the second day. Well, my kids are drooling around the kitchen. I'm going to have to hide it to keep it safe. LOL

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  35. Rebecca ~ oooh...you've been busy! I hope you like it. Yum!

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  36. Well my mom love to think this Betsy,they lived in punta Arenas you know at the south almost Antartica (lol) and he swim in the sea, well he drinks whisky to dont be cold (lol) I have pictures of them but are like to sepia days:)

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  37. Gloria ~ well I love old photos like sepia! Cute story about the whiskey, too! haha. He sounds nice!

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  38. Well, green tea, actually. What me to make you some decaf? ha.

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  39. That probably would be best. :) I think I'll put some water on to make some chamomile. :)

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  40. Hey, I'm on your blog, writing down the granola recipe! :)

    Did you hide the cake or is it half gone? :)

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  41. well, yesssss......lol....we usually have to sample it the first day, but the second day we rave at how much better it is...it gets moister and darker. ha.

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  42. Wellllll, my kitchen was rather warm when I was putting the cake together, and the layers started to slide. Anyway, it became Betsy's Mudslide Dessert--instead of Betsy's chocolate layer cake. I'm having company tomorrow night for supper, and I'll serve it then. :)

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  43. ooops...I emailed you. sorry. Anyway...were your layers still warm maybe? That's never happened to me.

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  44. I thought they were cool, but like I said my kitchen was pretty warm, and probably the cake wasn't as cool as it should have been. It will still be good. I'll have to try it again, and see if I can do the layers. :)

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  45. well, I hope it tastes good anyway. :)

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  46. I'm sure it will be yummy--it's calorie free right? lol

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  47. Of course it is! ha.

    I read your granola recipe before and remembered the pumpkins, sunflower seeds and almonds. But forgot the flax and sesame! I'll be out tomorrow and pick those up. I can't wait to try it! I got a very large bag of pumpkins seeds t hough and see it only calls for 1/4 cup. We'll have lots of extras to snack on. haha.

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  48. Yeah, it's kind of a seedy recipe. :)

    Flax seed is supposed to be really good for you!

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  49. It does look really healthy...a great snack! And my recipe bakes for an hour...yours is nice and fast!

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  50. I'm not very good at making desserts. We don't have them all the time--so I don't get a lot of practice. I wish I could have Gloria make my desserts for me--she is always making something yummy. :)

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  51. Yes, Gloria is great at it! Everything she makes looks wonderful!

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  52. If I had to sit in a corner with a pie in front of me I'm pretty sure I'd do more than stick my thumb in it!! haha Cute picture :)

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  53. Oh Betsy, what a darling painting of Little Jack Horner. I love those old Nursery Rhymes.

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  54. Yeah you need to teach your twin how to get things done
    So they don't build up a ton
    And Rebecca is scared of the zombie foot too
    Plus fyi Dez is going to sue..LOL

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  55. Oh, I remember that nursery rhyme! blessings ~ tanna

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  56. I've always loved her illustrations! I like your pick.

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  57. Gorgeous header..love it! I remember the first time I heard this Jack corner story...us kids were sitting on blankets behind the old wood stove where mom was cooking...I so wanted her to make one of those pies! ;D

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  58. Beautiful drawing... I must admit I am new to this site and so a little confused .. but this is obviously "the place to be" sorry you have felt under the weather. I have posted to others and will return :)

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  59. That's a cute painting. I'll have to see if she illustrated other nursery rhymes.

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  60. Dear Betsy,finally today I make a new post, yesterday cant finish I was so tired (lol) maybe you like dear (lol)

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  61. Making A "Betsy's Chocolate Cake" today. My chocolate loving grandson is spending the night tomorrow....he'll devour it!

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  62. nanny~ oh good! You and Rebecca will both be eating it this weekend! Gee...maybe I should bake one, too! ha.

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  63. Gloria ~ ok! Can't wait to see what it is! :)

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