Christmas Cards

This is from Our Darlings, the British book we’ve spoken of before. I think this poem is very cute! CHRISTMAS CARDS. Now first they saved the money, And then they went to buy Their Christmas Cards, some funny, But all to please the eye. Then next they found the inkpot And borrowed Mother’s pen. Without … Continue reading Christmas Cards

Our Darlings Day 7: The Lost Jemima Anne :: The Frog’s Adventure :: The Plank

The Lost Jemima Anne “That’s the very last stitch!” said ┬áJanie briskly, and she cut off the thread with a snap of her bright scissors. “Now, Jemima Anne, put on your new outdoor clothes and come up the hill with me and meet Daddy!” “My dear!” said Mummie, ” it is far too wet under … Continue reading Our Darlings Day 7: The Lost Jemima Anne :: The Frog’s Adventure :: The Plank

Our Darlings Day 6: The Secret Horse :: At the Dip of the Hill:: By the Skin of His Teeth

The Secret Horse “I’ll tell you a secret!” said Jimmy to Ivy, as they came out of school. Ivy was deeply interested. She and Jimmy walked with their heads close together. “I’ve got a horse – – – in a field – – – and I’ll take you on Saturday and give you a ride!” … Continue reading Our Darlings Day 6: The Secret Horse :: At the Dip of the Hill:: By the Skin of His Teeth

Our Darlings Day 5: A Comforting Aunt :: The Egg Party :: The Story Writer :: East and West

This story is continued from a previous story┬áMy Own! My Own! A Comforting Aunt ” There they are!” said Bobbie. Yes, there they were! Grandma, and Aunties Lucy, Lil and Rachel and two children! ” Grace and Geoff!” cried Ivy, peeping over Bobbie’s head. The four woebegone dolls, just a bit less woebegone now they … Continue reading Our Darlings Day 5: A Comforting Aunt :: The Egg Party :: The Story Writer :: East and West

Our Darlings Day 4: Miss Interference Continues

Miss Interference By Charles Herbert, Author of “Nellie’s Boarding School,” “Keeping His Secret,” “Doreen” &c. Chapter I. — continued. “Miss Interference“ Did Pearl keep her word? Yes! She rose and came down to breakfast and found the maids and her father full of the mystery of the stripped cherry – trees. The astounding fact that in some … Continue reading Our Darlings Day 4: Miss Interference Continues

Our Darlings Day 3: Not Much of a Game:: The Burglar :: My Own! My Own! :: Uncle Henry

I love this next story. It gives me a feeling of contented happiness. Not Much of a Game It snowed. And it was the last day that the seven would have together before School would begin and Diana will be left alone in the big house with Grandma and the three Aunties. “What shall we … Continue reading Our Darlings Day 3: Not Much of a Game:: The Burglar :: My Own! My Own! :: Uncle Henry

Our Darlings Day 2: A Stir-About :: Wanted–An Alarm Clock :: The Snow-man

A Stir – About “I have been quiet for a wonderful time,” said the Wind. “I’ve been lazy long enough.” “What are you going to do?” asked the Moon. “The World would be a funny sort of place without me!” He laughed, and his laugh was like a shrill whistle down the chimneys. “The same … Continue reading Our Darlings Day 2: A Stir-About :: Wanted–An Alarm Clock :: The Snow-man

Antique Children's Books Part Two – Our Darlings Day 1 – Miss Interference

I had such “Joyous Times” transcribing the stories in Joyous Times that I’m going to continue with another book. It is Our Darlings, that I found in a wonderful antique book store in York, England, while on my tour of England,  Scotland,  and Wales in 2010. I’m going to post the an image of each page, … Continue reading Antique Children's Books Part Two – Our Darlings Day 1 – Miss Interference