The following story is from one of the first antique books I ever owned. It is from the 1880s, and it is called Merry Doings of Childhood. It has fantastic stories, and has some of the most beautiful pictures that are still vibrant and dark. Some stories are not so sunny. They are there to … Continue reading Christmas
Both of these are from Songs of Childhood, 1923. The first is a sort of sad song. Reminds me of the classic short animated film The Snowman, 1982. MY SNOW MAN I made a very large snow man Of icicles and of snow. The sun came out; the snow man said, “I surely have to … Continue reading My Snow Man
This is from a book called Parables for Little People by J. W. G. Ward. It was published in 1921, consisting of 52 ‘sermonettes’ as they are called. I thought this was going to turn into a sort of ‘A Christmas Carol’ sort of story, but it’s not, really. I thought it was nice. (Not … Continue reading Lessons of the Snow
Songs of Childhood, 1923 Most of these are very simple. Sometimes it’s nice to just put yourself into a ‘simple’ thing. That is, put aside all the worries of everyday life, and just imagine yourself as one of these children making snowballs and having a jolly time! SNOWBALLS O-ho! O-ho! The feathery snow is falling. … Continue reading Snowballs
This is from a cute little songbook, complete with music. This book is called Songs of Childhood, and it is from 1923. Some songs are just two lines long, and some are two pages long. I will be posting a bunch of these. I hope you enjoy! SNOW STARS Snow-flakes, here you are, Each one … Continue reading Snow Stars
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!
The Secret Horse “I’ll tell you a secret!” said Jimmy to Ivy, as they came out of school. Ivy was deeply interested. She and Jimmy walked with their heads close together. “I’ve got a horse – – – in a field – – – and I’ll take you on Saturday and give you a ride!” … Continue reading Our Darlings Day 6: The Secret Horse :: At the Dip of the Hill:: By the Skin of His Teeth