Sunday, March 23, 2008


A common term for a married woman in the 17th century
was “goodwife” which oftentimes was shortened to “goody”.

One of my ancestors, William Marston was married to a
Sarah Goody.

Which meant she would have been the daughter of…yes…

“Goody” Goody.


T.K. said...

Ahhh! Sunday morning wordplay! I'm lovin' this day already! :-D

footnoteMaven said...

So you met someone who set you back on your heels - goody goody
So you met someone and now you know how it feels - goody goody
So you gave him your heart too,
just as I gave mine to you
And he broke it in little pieces,
now how do you do

So you lie awake just singin' the blues all night - goody goody
So you think that love's a barrel of dynamite -
Hooray and hallelujah, you had it coming to ya
Goody goody for him - goody goody for me -
And I hope you're satisfied you rascal you!