Mother Hubbard’s House Party CHAPTER I WRITING THE INVITATIONS “Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding,” chimed the old clock on the mantel above the fireplace. “My, my,” said Mother Hubbard to her dog, “here it is six o’clock and tea time and the kettle not on yet! How this afternoon has flown!” The little old … Continue reading Mother Hubbard’s House Party Chapter I
I thought it would be fitting to talk about the characters who will be mentioned in our upcoming six day series that goes through the day after Christmas. This will be a delightful story called Mother Hubbard’s House Party, where Old Mother Hubbard invites ten children–all nursery rhyme characters–to visit for Christmas week. You may … Continue reading Mother Hubbard’s House Party – A Beginner’s Guide to Mother Goose
Cinnamon Bear time is so soon! I’m so excited! I guess I will reblog my transcription every day from Thanksgiving till Christmas Eve. Oh, how I love this special radio show!!! This post is short and sweet. Friday is Cinnamon Bear day. All the characters: Cinnamon Bear, Crazy Quilt, and Judy and Jimmy will be … Continue reading Cinnamon Bear Time!
This is one that was inspired by the music band called Jethro Tull. I wrote this when I was a teenager. I was listening to the album Passion Play a lot, and there is an interlude called “The Hare That Lost Its Spectacles”, which starts just the way this one does, although mine has a … Continue reading The Story of the Frog That Lost Its Color!!!
Edwin August was born (let me take a deep breath before saying this) Edwin August Philip Von der Butz on November 10, 1883 in St. Louis Missouri, and died on March 4th, 1964. His mother was Sarah Mykins, and his father’s name was August Butz. Edwin August was one of the players of the legitimate stage … Continue reading Edwin August
There is a book that I have in my collection from 1917 called Twilight Tales for Little Folk. It’s such a sweet book! The illustration on the cover has Jack Horner sitting in a corner eating pie. He has a plum on his thumb and looks so very happy! Perhaps he is so happy because … Continue reading Antique Children’s Books Part 3: Mother Hubbard’s House Party
This is a super exciting Kickstarter for 5 silent films. These films are literally 100 years old, made in 1917 and were sold as a package to theaters. If they reach their goal, they are going to transfer all of these to one dvd, making it possible to see the feature, two shorts, and two … Continue reading Kickstarter for 5 Silent Films
Ok, so I admit that the first band that I really loved was the Beatles. John was my favorite. When I discovered his writings, I thought he was so clever! Here is one that was inspired by the writing style of John Lennon. Small Sam One day, there was a small man who was very … Continue reading Small Sam
Something “weird” that I wrote when I was about 12. 😀 Weird Hello, I am Weirdo from the planet Weirdo. I live in the town Weirdonisia. The Weirdonians from my planet are called Weirdonians. My brothers’ names are Odd, Strange, and Weird. Weird and I always get mixed up because whenever someone calls our names … Continue reading Weird
I’ve always liked to play around with the alphabet. This is one example of that! In the Classroom Aaron doesn’t understand the lesson. Brendon is hiding. Carla will not do her work. Donna kicked the teacher. Evan sits in the corner. Fran keeps yelling. Greta can’t find her pencil. Harry will not answer the question. … Continue reading In the Classroom