This sweet story is from Our Darlings, a British publication that I acquired in York, England. THE ROBIN’S CHRISTMAS. The Robin was fast asleep in his nest when the bells began to ring. He really could not help waking up, they made such a Ding dong, ding, ding, ding, ding, dong, dong, dong, dong. … Continue reading The Robin’s Christmas
A long time back we talked of Our Darlings, a book I got while I was in England in 2010. It’s hard to tell when it was published, because sometimes they didn’t put years on the copyright page. This is especially true with British publications. I think this is from the 20s. THE FATHER CHRISTMAS. … Continue reading The Father Christmas
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
This little story is from a book with no date, and, unfortunately, has no name that I know of. This is because – horror of all horrors! – it has no cover. My guess is that it is from the 1890s-early 1900s. I call it the Bunny Book, because the first story in the book … Continue reading A Letter From A Christmas Turkey
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 had such “Joyous Times” transcribing the stories in Joyous Times that I’m going to continue with another book. It is Our Darlings, that I found in a wonderful antique book store in York, England, while on my tour of England, Scotland, and Wales in 2010. I’m going to post the an image of each page, … Continue reading Antique Children's Books Part Two – Our Darlings Day 1 – Miss Interference