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?
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
From Aunt Kitty’s Storybook. One day I was looking at a pack of cards and noticed something I’d never noticed before. The Meeting The Royalty of Cards one day, Got together on that day. One merry merry merry day, Merry it was, I must say. It started out so peacefully, The Jokers were on bended … Continue reading The Meeting