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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

A Special Gift


My daughter and granddaughters came to visit two weeks ago,
And look at the sweet gifts my daughter brought me . . . . .

A store in her small town was going out of business
and having a sale.
 

She knows what her Momma likes :)


Do any of you remember reading these books?


I especially love the art work in this one.


So pretty and so vintage :)



Tomorrow we are meeting halfway between her home 
and ours, for a day of shopping and lunch together.  
It will be about a two hour drive for her, 
and a one and half hour drive for me.  
I'm looking so forward to seeing her and having a lovely day together :)

I hope your day is filled with many delights as well.

 Stay Happy!
Your blogging sister, 
Connie :)

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38 comments:

  1. Connie- I DO remember those old books and I love them. I am so glad your daughter "gets it". They are beautiful. Blessings-Have fun meeting half-way! xo Diana

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    1. Hi Diana, I just getting ready to head out now. I'm looking forward to an enjoyable day :)

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  2. That tray is a very well thought out gift! And YES, I remember these books from school!! See Dick run...See Jane run...run Dick Run! I wonder what kind they use now? I need to sneak a peek at Anne & Ella's books. I hope you have a fabulous day with your daughter!!

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    1. Hi Ginny, I love my present; she is a very thoughtful young lady and I'm looking forward to spending the day with her. My oldest granddaughter will be a second grader this year and she is reading at third grade level. I think it depends more on the teacher that the books. Plus her Mom limits TV watching to family movie night. My little Abbey won a trophy last year for reading 100 books, but she didn't stop there. She told me she was going to read 200 :) Being a grandma is the best!

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  3. Connie I love these old books ~ even the coloring of these treasures is so soft and has a gentle feel! And look at that darling little apron/pinafore in "The Little Kitten"!!! I love vintage greetings cards for the same reason ~ they really are delightful! How great too that your daughter has a keen eye for these treasures ~ Have fun with your visit! Judi

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    1. Hi Judi, thanks for visiting. Our little trip was yesterday and we had a wonderful day :)

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  4. What great gifts! And I remember those books, too. I love the beautiful pictures! Have a blessed day with your daughter! - Revis

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    1. Hi Revis, we had a great day, thank you :)

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  5. Wonderful photos - takes me back to my younger days!

    Helenxx

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  6. Great stuff!!! have a wonderful day with your family!

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  7. Wonderful illustrations...takes me back to the Dick and Jane books!!! ha!!!

    Have a fun visit with your daughter!

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    1. I read Dick and Jane, too. I also have a small collection of them :)

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  8. Oh yes......I remember Dick and Jane and "run Spot run" They weren't such bad books...at least we know how to read and spell. Now a days kids graduate and can't even read or write. Have fun with your daughter....sounds like fun.

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    1. I really think that like any other profession, there are teachers that care and do a good job. Including extra help for those that need it, and there are teachers that are just earning a paycheck. Letting those that learn fast slide past them (sometimes bored) and leaving the slower kids that need a little special help in their dust. It's a shame. I don't believe for a moment that it's about funding. Like any one from the scrub woman to the president, some people do their jobs with dignity and honor and shine wherever they are placed and others complain and watch the clock until quilting time.

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  9. The pictures are lovely! I wish you a great day with your daughter :).

    Maria

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    1. Thanks Maria, we had a lovely day :)

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  10. Absolutely love those books - such wonderful illustrations!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  11. What a sweet and wonderful gift! I love those books! I've been watching for some like that....like the old "Dick and Jane" books. They're hard to find. Enjoy the day together! :-)

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    1. They do get harder and harder to find, but don't give up . . . there out there :)

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  12. No, I don't remember reading those books but what a thoughtful gift from your daughter! Have a sweet time together! Nancy

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    1. Hi Nancy, we had a wonderful day together, thanks for your sweetie wishes :)

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  13. Such cool treasures!!! The Coca Cola tin is my fave.... but the old books just steal my heart.

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    1. That tray is pretty special, right!

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  14. Love those wonderful days spent with daughters! How nice that she thought of you and gave you such sweet treasures. The illustrations are much like my favorite illustrator of children's books, Jesse Wilcox Smith. What a thoughtful daughter. Hope you have a lovely time together.

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    1. Hi Karen, it is always a pleasure to see your little profile shot in my comment area. Thanks for the sweet visit, and yes, we had a very nice day together :)

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  15. Connie, I hope your time with your daughter is as nice as I just had with my Kathy. My daughter lives 2 hours away. I loved the books you recieved.xoxo,Susie

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    1. We had a lovely visit together. Sometimes I am amazed that I had any part at all in the creation of the incredible woman she has grown to be. I am so proud of her in so many ways.

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  16. have a great time with your daughter.

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  17. I think I remember My Little Red Story Book. As a matter of fact, I think that is me on the front reading to my little sister! Wow you are really doing a great job with that embroidery machine! I got a notion to sew the other day and dug out -literally- my sewing machine. I've decided I'm finishing all those unfinished projects. It felt so good to sew again. I can't wait to start using up some of my material!
    I loved reading your comment on my blog. I felt sad that Blue Chip is now where you used to ice skate.
    Keep creating. Gotta finish painting columns then I think I'm going to go for a walk, play guitar a bit and sew a bit. I have another unfinished project calling my name.

    Cindy Bee

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    1. Hi Cindy, I am delighted to hear that you are back playing your guitar and it looks like we are both enjoying a renewed love for sewing :) Autumn and I had a wonderful day together :)

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  18. These remind me of the Janet and John primers we had a school when I was a nipper. I loved your last post post Connie and you Bug looked beautiful and I bet it was hard to part with it even for a Gibson.

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    1. Hi, it is always wonderful to see a new face. Thanks for visiting. The truth is that I only drove it in the summer and letting go of paying insurance and licensing, plus having the parking space back and the guitar, made it pretty easy to say good bye. I did totally enjoy driving it for the several years that I had it. She was fun!

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  19. what sweet books. Can't say that I remember reading any of those though. Enjoy your day with your daughter

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    1. Hi Ann, I do not remember reading these particular books either, but they are very reminiscent of the books of my era. I love vintage school books. My daughter and I had a very enjoyable day, thank you :)

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