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'
The following story has a little history in it. I find it quite interesting that the illustration was used. It also makes a good example on how inquisitive children are! They will ask so many questions that they are so far from the original subject by the end! Can Kites Be Made of Use? George … Continue reading Joyous Times Day 9 – Can Kites Be Made of Use and Four Years Old
Shun Bad Company is a story we can all take to heart, regardless how old we are. We might not see it at first, but some people are just best to cut out of your life, no matter how hard that might be. Shun Bad Company Poor Charley is sad; and what ails the lad? … Continue reading Joyous Times Day 8 – Shun Bad Company and Holding the Skein
Today’s first story is a teaching story. It tells a story of two men who encountered a bear. It’s kind of humorous. The Two Travellers “Did you ever see a bear? Do not all speak at once, but let those boys and girls who have seen a bear all hold up their hands.” This is … Continue reading Joyous Times Day 7 – The Two Travellers and Brownie's Kittens
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
Here is a kind of children’s poem you don’t see nowadays. It’s a sweet prayer, and I think it should be used again! I’m glad to be able to share the things I love with the world so others may enjoy them, also. Nora’s Hymn Keep me, Lord, from harm secure; Keep me watchful, keep … Continue reading Joyous Times Day 4 – Nora's Hymn and The Two Cakes
Often, another theme in these books would be the songs to baby by the older, wiser, sibling, usually the sister. They are really cute, and I love the not-so-common (for today) names they use for the children, such as in our next poem. Bertha to Baby O little, little mother! I was once as small … Continue reading Joyous Times Day 3 – Bertha to Baby and Baby is Awake