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My excellent friend Ivy has a blog called Stone Circle about fairy tales and folklore and such.  After visiting there a few times (which you should do too) I got to thinking about the story of the Babes in the Wood.

My grandfather was the smartest man I ever knew.  He never smoked, drank or cursed, but he had a very mischevious (and dare I say deadpan) sense of humor.  He also knew all kinds of cool things, he could recite The Little Man Who Wasn’t There or sing Silent Night in German.  Every now and then when he wanted to needle my mother (his daughter), he would start talking about the Babes in the Wood.  “Poor babes in the wood,” he’d say. Read More »