Little Miss Muffet, sat on a tuffet,
Eating her curds and whey;
Along came a spider, who sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away.
Some say a tuffet is a three-legged stool and others say it
is a little grassy bump big enough to sit on. Curds and whey
is another word for cottage cheese. The curds are the lumpy
parts and the whey is the milky part.
Mother Goose scholars agree that "Little Miss Muffet" is not
about Mary, Queen of Scots. One theory is that an
entomologist, Dr. Thomas Muffet, who wrote the nursery rhyme
about his daughter, Patience. Several other rhymes appearing
in historical data include lyrics: Little Mary Ester sat
upon a tester or Little Miss Mopsey sat in a shopsey.
Main Street Downtown Business
hand out candy to trick or treat youth from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
when the street is designated a children's fun zone. Moon
bounces, pony rides, petting zoo, balloons and a costume
contest all make this a night to remember. And it's totally