Hickory Dickory Dock

by Phoebe
This is me being just plain silly today.  A dear friend (who is called Mrs. Jelly by the children in my family) invited us to her home for a visit.  At the tippy top of her grandfather clock lives a little wooden mouse.  I just had to climb up and see for myself!
It got me wondering where the name grandfather clock came from in the first place.  So Mother looked it up, and we learned that the name comes from a song written in 1876 by Henry Clay Work.  Click here if you wish to read more about the story behind the song.

1 comment:

  1. In case you're interested, Johnny Cash has a great version of the grandfather clock song. It comes up on Google without a problem if you want to listen (it's also at the library :)


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