I definitely posted this way back when I typed out the antique children’s book Joyous Times, but it is too fitting not to repeat. Joyous Times is an 1880s book. Sometimes they even had poems for New Year! I like when they credit the authors of the poem or story, even if it is something … Continue reading The Old Year and The New
This is a fantastic article out of the January 1915 Photoplay Magazine. They are some thoughts looking into the new year by some silent film players. I especially like Mary Fuller’s list. It’s funny that just a few years ago, when I first found this article, I didn’t know many of these names! There is … Continue reading Silent Photoplayer’s New Years Resolutions
This was printed in the December 1912 Motion Picture Story Magazine. Can you name all the photoplayers featured? I thought this was pretty awesome. Some of them have names under the pictures, but others don’t. I’d have to consult the Gallery of Players section and compare faces to be able to name them all! As … Continue reading Silent Photoplayer Christmas Tree
This comes from the no-cover book I call the Bunny Book. The first story is about a child named Bunny, and that’s why I call it that! A CHRISTMAS PROBLEM “What do you think my grandmother said, Telling Christmas stories to me To-night, when I went and coaxed and coaxed, Laying my head upon her … Continue reading A Christmas Problem
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
This is from a beautiful tall, skinny book entitled A Christmas Day With Whittier, 1911. It has some really beautiful pictures! At first, I thought that the second ‘o’ in the second picture was a misprint, but I just realized that it isn’t! It is the exclamation without punctuation. With glad jubilations Bring hope To … Continue reading A Christmas Day With Whittier
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
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!
I Saw A Trembling In the World ©Kitty English I saw a trembling in the world, A trembling deep and heavy, So heavy, it shook the earth —and roared I could hardly keep steady. And within this trembling, I heard a ripple, A ripple sweet and light, Like crystal water dripping, dripping, Far into the … Continue reading I Saw A Trembling In the World
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?