Saturday, October 14, 2017

A Modern & nicer take of the Woman who lived in a shoe...

This is my take off of the story about the the old woman who lived in a shoe with so many kids she didn't know what to do.

The earliest printed version in Joseph Ritson's Gammer Gurton's Garland in 1794 is most disturbing.

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 whipp'd all their bums, and sent them to bed.

To make this a positive story, I changed most everything.

First, I turned the 'old woman' into a beautiful lady just turned thirty.
I start the book with her having 16 handsome young boys, all one year apart in their  ages.

Then instead of a shoe, she lives in a two story home that she won as a prize. Unfortunately, she had no property for them to build her home upon, so the normally mean people of her town arranged for her procure some wetland OUTSIDE of their town limits.

Thus, the mean town was no longer required to teach her children. However, the County Child Welfare person warned Sara if she didn't hire a tutor for her boys, they would be taken away and given to good people who would raise them right.

My poor little mother, had no idea what to do!

Then along comes a feller to teach the boys
But the townspeople won't stand for a man being employed.
Then the feller points out, the town has no say,
And realizing that was true, she allowed him to stay.

Little does she know, he's not there to assist.
He's there to discover the father of her trysts.

Be aware, the story IS NOT IN RHYMES.
Which is good, because I suck at making sentences end in a rhyme.

Luck Be An Angel
Liza O'Connor

Reporter, Ethan Long, is sent into the backwoods of Arkansas to investigate a woman who claims her sixteen boys were born by Immaculate Conception. Not believing in divine intervention, Ethan plans to uncover the identity of the man who continues to impregnate Sara Smith every year, leaving her to raise her sons on nothing but luck and love. He enters their home as a tutor and eventually discovers the truth, but not before he has fallen in love with Sara and her wonderful boys. Now he must face his own crossroad in life and decide whether to follow his heart or his professional obligations.


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