Our Darlings Day 3: Not Much of a Game:: The Burglar :: My Own! My Own! :: Uncle Henry

I love this next story. It gives me a feeling of contented happiness. Not Much of a Game It snowed. And it was the last day that the seven would have together before School would begin and Diana will be left alone in the big house with Grandma and the three Aunties. “What shall we … Continue reading Our Darlings Day 3: Not Much of a Game:: The Burglar :: My Own! My Own! :: Uncle Henry

Our Darlings Day 2: A Stir-About :: Wanted–An Alarm Clock :: The Snow-man

A Stir – About “I have been quiet for a wonderful time,” said the Wind. “I’ve been lazy long enough.” “What are you going to do?” asked the Moon. “The World would be a funny sort of place without me!” He laughed, and his laugh was like a shrill whistle down the chimneys. “The same … Continue reading Our Darlings Day 2: A Stir-About :: Wanted–An Alarm Clock :: The Snow-man

Antique Children's Books Part Two – Our Darlings Day 1 – Miss Interference

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

Joyous Times Day 19: A Fire in the Woods and Which is the Prettier Doll?

Warning: The following story has some outdated terminology and can be viewed as racist. Please note that this is not my opinion or view whatsoever on a certain subject. I only reproduce this story here because I feel censorship in this form is wrong. It is posted here as merely a curiosity, a window into … Continue reading Joyous Times Day 19: A Fire in the Woods and Which is the Prettier Doll?

Joyous Times Day 10 – The Crow and How a Dog Took in 'The Times'

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'

Joyous Times Day 6 – The Story of Little Benjamin and Watching by the Cradle

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