Here is a story of a little girl and her cat that got Lost in the Grove Lucy Lee was a little girl not three years old. She lives with her mother, in a small white house not far from a grove of oak-trees. Lucy had a black kitten, whose name was Fun. This kitten … Continue reading Joyous Times Day 14 : Lost in the Grove and Love is the Best Force
Our next story is all about the amazing spider. I actually learned something about spiders that I didn’t know from this story! The Spider I will tell you what my little niece Mary found out about the spider. She learned it all from books, and told it to me as I now tell it to … Continue reading Joyous Times Day 13: The Spider and The Birds' Party
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'
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