Joyous Times Day 16 : Recollections of Summer and A Dialogue for George and Frank

This is a nice story reminding us to be happy as the seasons change, for there is something special about every time of year. Recollections of Summer Ellen and Ruth sat on the sofa in the nice warm room where their father kept his books. A fire burnt in the grate; but, out of doors, … Continue reading Joyous Times Day 16 : Recollections of Summer and A Dialogue for George and Frank

Joyous Times Day 15: The Old Year and the New and A Little Girl’s Pets

Here’s a good New Year’s poem that can be made into a card! The Old Year and the New ┬áThe north winds blow O’er drifts of snow: Out in the cold who goes from here? “Good-bye, Good-bye!” Loud voices cry. “Good-bye!” returns from the brave Old Year; But, looking back, what word leaves he? “Oh, … Continue reading Joyous Times Day 15: The Old Year and the New and A Little Girl’s Pets

Joyous Times Day 10 – The Crow and How a Dog Took in 'The Times'

I love these little stories and poems. They weren’t watered down and censored like so many children’s stories today. I mean, what poem written for kids today tells us the Uncle will shoot the crows? What seems like animal cruelty today was just necessity of a farmer’s life. The Crow Crow, crow, though you wear … Continue reading Joyous Times Day 10 – The Crow and How a Dog Took in 'The Times'

Joyous Times Day 6 – The Story of Little Benjamin and Watching by the Cradle

I’m not really sure of the point of this story. To teach children that life can be cruel? Maybe it is to remind the parent to be attentive. Nonetheless, I post this oddity. The Story of Little Benjamin How He Began Life.–His Sad Fate. Once there was a little chicken; and he woke up one … Continue reading Joyous Times Day 6 – The Story of Little Benjamin and Watching by the Cradle