Gillian’s Christmas – Tree

Here is a story from Chatterbox, 1912. I really, really loved this story! GILLIAN’S CHRISTMAS – TREE. ‘Mother, can’t we have a Christmas-tree?’ asked Gillian Derwent, one December day, standing by the table, where her widowed mother sat painting Christmas cards, in a shabby sitting-room at Seacombe, a small South-coast watering-place, where they were spending … Continue reading Gillian’s Christmas – Tree

Lessons of the Snow

This is from a book called Parables for Little People by J. W. G. Ward. It was published in 1921, consisting of 52 ‘sermonettes’ as they are called. I thought this was going to turn into a sort of ‘A Christmas Carol’ sort of story, but it’s not, really. I thought it was nice. (Not … Continue reading Lessons of the Snow

In Winter

Songs of Childhood, 1923. Are you tired of winter references? Not when it is a reference from an antique book! IN WINTER Brown are all the trees, and bare; Leaves, we know, are hidden there, Waiting till the bluebirds sing Their song of the spring. This is from Chatterbox, 1912. Perhaps this would be a … Continue reading In Winter

Snowballs

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 Told You So

I Told You So, from Aunt Kitty’s Storybook! 😀 Once upon a time, there were two boy cats named Freddy and Derpy. Freddy was a gray and white Maine Coon that the little girl Bella called ‘baby bobcat’. Derpy looked like a medium-haired Siamese. Freddy was only one year old, and, therefore, a baby cat. … Continue reading I Told You So