Songs of Childhood, 1923 Most of these are very simple. Sometimes it’s nice to just put yourself into a ‘simple’ thing. That is, put aside all the worries of everyday life, and just imagine yourself as one of these children making snowballs and having a jolly time! SNOWBALLS O-ho! O-ho! The feathery snow is falling. … Continue reading Snowballs
I thought it would be fun to talk about chocolate, since in this season we usually eat all kinds of goodies! The following article is from The Book of Wonders, 1914. Warning: You are about to learn more than you ever wanted to know about chocolate!! (In 1914, at least!) THE STORY IN A STICK … Continue reading The Story in a Stick of Chocolate
This is from a cute little songbook, complete with music. This book is called Songs of Childhood, and it is from 1923. Some songs are just two lines long, and some are two pages long. I will be posting a bunch of these. I hope you enjoy! SNOW STARS Snow-flakes, here you are, Each one … Continue reading Snow Stars
This is from The Little Guardian, from the 1800s. It’s a small volume with cute stories in it. It’s hard to tell in what part of the 1800s it was made. This poem is old, and probably was forgotten as soon as it was first read, but it has an important message. Be kind to … Continue reading Winter
This little story is from a book with no date, and, unfortunately, has no name that I know of. This is because – horror of all horrors! – it has no cover. My guess is that it is from the 1890s-early 1900s. I call it the Bunny Book, because the first story in the book … Continue reading A Letter From A Christmas Turkey
Whether you come from a place that snows in winter or not, you may be aware that winter and Christmas is often associated with snow. I thought it would be fun to include winter-and-Christmas-centered poems and stories this month. I even have some neat children’s songs coming up! The following cute stories and poems come … Continue reading Snow!
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 … 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
“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 when I … Continue reading Dick Explains
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 publishing location. … Continue reading When We Had A Picnic