Antique Children's Books Part One – Joyous Times Day 1 – The Concert and How Little Johnny Lost His Supper

I have an antique book called Joyous Times. It is a children’s book full of poems and stories (and pictures! ) for Victorian era children to enjoy.  It was printed and bound by M. A. Donohue at 407-429 Dearborn Street, Chicago. It was published very early 1900s (probably 1904) because the inscription says in pencil ‘Charles E. Roach from … Continue reading Antique Children's Books Part One – Joyous Times Day 1 – The Concert and How Little Johnny Lost His Supper

My Mommy's Songs

Only One Mother Hundreds of stars in the pretty sky. Hundreds of shells on the shore together. Hundreds of birds that go singing by. Hundreds of lambs in the sunny weather. Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn, Hundreds of bees to greet the clover. Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn. But only one mother … Continue reading My Mommy's Songs

Mr. Nobody and My Shadow

Mr. Nobody is definitely one of the most famous of all children’s poems. I always thought there was something a tad creepy about it, which is probably why it has stayed with me all these years. It is a shining example of an unknown author that would find great acclaim if only we knew who … Continue reading Mr. Nobody and My Shadow