I really enjoyed Polly and Spark – The Story of a Parrot and Her Friend Spark the Bull Terrier. It is told in first person by Polly the parrot, and is often extremely hilarious. It’s a really charming book. I am thrilled to share it with you. Here is the cover. My copy has an … Continue reading Polly and Spark – Antique Children’s Book
Have you ever wondered what they do in Baby-Land? Perhaps you have never heard of it. Maybe you even remember it! How wonderful is Baby-Land! Do you want to know more about it? Maybe you just need a memory jog. We see it in the faces of happy children every day. What! You have no small children, … Continue reading What Do They Do In Baby-Land?
The other day I picked up a delightful antique nursery rhyme book. It’s Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes Complete. It is from the late 1800s-early 1900s. Reading it, I saw the Mistress McShuttle poem that we first spoke of here. Her mention is a little more than halfway down. You can also see her part of the story … Continue reading A Word About Mistress McShuttle
Happy May Day!! For now I’ll reblog last year’s post. The post for May Day will be on another day, and it will be all about Norman Studios! Happy Happy May Day! Continue reading Happy May Day!
I Told You So, from Aunt Kitty’s Storybook! 😀 Once upon a time, there were two boy cats named Freddy and Derpy. Freddy was a gray and white Maine Coon that the little girl Bella called ‘baby bobcat’. Derpy looked like a medium-haired Siamese. Freddy was only one year old, and, therefore, a baby cat. Derpy … Continue reading I Told You So
From Aunt Kitty’s Storybook. One day I was looking at a pack of cards and noticed something I’d never noticed before. The Meeting The Royalty of Cards one day, Got together on that day. One merry merry merry day, Merry it was, I must say. It started out so peacefully, The Jokers were on bended … Continue reading The Meeting
There is a lot of love in this short story that I wrote. It is from Aunt Kitty’s Storybook. Please Enjoy! Awaiting Aunt Matilda “Dolly! Oh, Dolly, get off the ground! You’ll spoil your new clothes!” It was Dolly’s mother scolding her from behind the screen door. She had her hands on her hips and … Continue reading Awaiting Aunt Matilda
Dick Explains “Pa-pa I’ve tried to catch the Sleep Man, I’ve shut my eyes and breathed So hard I thought he’d come and peep— I was the one de-ceived. “Just when I thought he’d sure-ly come And I would hold him fast— Some how I can’t re-mem-ber what It was I thought of last. “But … Continue reading Dick Explains
When We Had A Picnic Here is a fun little poem from Easy To Read Story Book, published by McLoughlin Brothers, Inc. It’s from the 20s, I believe, as there is no publishing date. I know it is at least 1920 because that is when they sold to Milton Bradley, and McLoughlin Brothers moved to Springfield, Mass., the … Continue reading When We Had A Picnic
This is the sequel to The Story of Nature. I wrote this and the previous when I was about 14. The end line will not make any sense to you, because it is a reference to two unrelated other stories I had written beforehand. Maybe I’ll post those in the future. The Continuing Story of … Continue reading The Continuing Story of the Man Eating Bush