Friday, January 6, 2006

Mother Goose Calls It Quits

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Unlike the old woman who lived in a shoe, Mother Goose knows what to do – she’s quitting.

That’s according to the old bird herself, who says she’s getting out of the children’s storytelling business for good because it just doesn’t pay enough.

Almost 63-years-old, Barbara Garro, who for the past 10 years has gone by the name Mother Goose and tried to make a living through ventriloquism and writing and telling children’s stories, says, “Mother Goose has to eat too.”

Prior to storytelling, Garro was a journalist, but decided to take on the role as Goose after a bad accident made her realize, “I couldn’t be a corporate muckity-muck anymore.”

The world’s loss of children’s literature stands to be someone’s gain though, because Garro says she’s selling her library of stories she’s amassed from around the world, audio and video tapes and puppets.

The whole kit-and-caboodle will cost around $1,500.

From now on Garro says she’ll focus on her art and poetry.

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