I recently went to a fantastic antique shop, and boy, did I have fun! Between two stores I found 9 antique children’s books. I’d like to talk about Harvest Home, second on the bottom. This beautiful book is from 1891, published by Worthington Co, 747 Broadway. Master Roy Harold Emmanuel Pearson, Galesburg Ill. is … Continue reading The Dogs’ Meeting
Summer will soon be over. Sad, I know! Here is another poem pertaining to the field. It seems like a simple, quiet life, doesn’t it? Autumn Days Autumn Days are pleasant: When the men are reaping; When the air is still and mild, And the clouds seem sleeping. Then we happy children All run out … Continue reading Joyous Times Day 11: Autumn Days and How Tom Will Not Scratch Baby
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
Happy Thought The world is so full of a number of things, I’m sure we should all be happy as kings. Robert Louis Stevenson I have a little book published by Rand McNally & Company in 1943 of Robert Louis Stevenson‘s A Child’s Garden of Verses, which is what we will be talking about today! … Continue reading A Child’s Garden of Verses – Robert Louis Stevenson
Children love animals, and why not? Housepets seem to understand us when no one else will, and better yet, we can give them hysterical dialogue to entertain us with! If you’ve ever found yourself creating a back-and-forth dialogue with your pet, you are not alone! When I was a teenager, I saw this print in … Continue reading Children and Animals