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PostFri May 01, 2020 1:35 pm 
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Yes, I love Lucy....simply the best.

Many other sitcoms are good,  but Lucy "set the bar".

The one with Harpo is classic.

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PostFri May 01, 2020 7:57 pm 
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An instructive tale:

https://www.voltaire.ox.ac.uk/news/blog/leadership-matters-first-days-and-weeks-outbreak-lessons-great-plague-marseille-300-years
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PostSat May 02, 2020 8:04 am 
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Kim Brown wrote:
You guys really know how to uplift and inspire.

.....like an underwire bra.  huh.gif

But right now, I'm turning to I Love Lucy and Dick Van Dyke reruns, and PG Wodehouse stories.  clown.gif

Like a ray of sunshine in a drought stricken land?

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Like a ray of sunshine in a drought stricken land.

What we do does far more than what we think others ought to do. Inspiration is a far greater power for good than coercion. In your own life, show others the good that you wish to see in the world.
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PostSat May 02, 2020 10:57 am 
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Ring around the rosies
Pocket full of posies
Ashes Ashes
We all fall down.

Supposed to have connotations with the black plague in Europe.

Rosies are a rash or something.
Posies in your pocket help mask the smell of the corpses
Ashes I think, are from burning the dead.
We all fall down--die.

This is from memory, it may be wrong.  But who would guess that a little kid's rhyme would have such a morbid origination?

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PostSat May 02, 2020 11:08 am 
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Fairy tales are all pretty morbid, it wouldn't surprise me a nursery rhyme is too.
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PostSat May 02, 2020 11:53 am 
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You got it mostly correct, treeswarper.
The "ring around the rosie" part, as I recall, was a euphemistic description of the rash which developed.

https://www.sporcle.com/blog/2017/08/real-meaning-behind-ring-around-the-rosie/

can't wait to see little girls skipping rope to a rhyme about Corona Virus. up.gif

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Mother Goose is mostly based on Tudor Politics
4 and 20 blackbirds was about when Henry VIII seized the monastery’s when he disestablished the Catholic Church and the deeds were baked in a pie

Mary Mary quite contrary was about the imprisonments of Mary Queen of Scots by Elisabeth I

Hunpty Dumpty about a disgraced MOP

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