I find Andrea's essay and all the associations from it sickening. Life isn't like that, or at least mine isn't. I suppose fifty years in that other world that alcoholics children each occupy disqualify me from making a comment. All I will say is that I still do not know how to make friends or get invoved in relationships.<br>No, what I really wanted to know was the origin of "Jack and Gill". I doubt very much if it was a product of Louisa May Alcott. Such "nursery rhymes" as we call them, were never the play fodder of children unless we extend the definition to include the offspring and participants in the parliamentary and courtly shennanigans of the period loosely defined by the turns of the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries.<br>Enlightenment please?<br>Kenneth Reborn.