October 24, 1788

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1788, future poet Sarah Joseph Hale was born. She wrote “Mary Had A Little Lamb.” Her first incarnation titled “Marty Knew A Little Lamb” went something like this;

“Marty knew a little lamb, Who smiled with love and joy,
But Marty loved gin
And forced her to stand on a corner and bat her eyelashes at every passing boy.”

The first draft was rejected as being a tad bit dark for a children’s book.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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