Saturday, August 11, 2012

From the past....

For many of us, finding things from childhood is difficult.  I know that I wish there were more things from my childhood.  I feel fortunate to be able to locate the few that remain.

My sister, who follows this blog, will remember these books. 

A traveling duck.:-)

Half pages to turn.

A lazy beaver.

Half pages, too.

There are others I have not pictured - "The Bossy Bullfrog," "The Rooster Who Liked to Brag," and "The Selfish Little Puppy."  I remember that I was fascinated by the half-page format, though reading the books did not seem too difficult for me.  They are held together with tape, applied many years ago. 

Some of you have commented about my battery dilemma a couple of posts ago.  The battery to my camera is actually a rechargeable one, and I just haven't bought an extra so that I will have an "ace in the hole.":-)  It is actually a huge accomplishment for me that I am remembering to even take a camera along.:-)  Forgetting and leaving it behind - that's just "par for the course" for me.:-)

I also should have mentioned something about the Ingles Farm earlier.  Virginia has granted this farm a Conservation Easement.  That means the farm land will never be used for any other purpose.  In fact, it is now located within the city limits, but because of the Easement, it will remain as a farm with no development of any other kind taking place on the land. 

Have you ever heard of Glencoe Museum?  That will be next!

Thank you for reading.  I really appreciate your comments.


  1. I am the same way as you with my camera. I have never seen those half page books. How sweet. I do, however, remember the story of the selfish little puppy.

    I have never heard of the Glencoe Museum. It will be fun to hear about it- xo Diana

  2. I have never heard of the Glencoe Museum but I am interesting in learning more about it.xo

  3. I do remember those books very vaguely; you'll have to show some of them to me the next time we're together!! I have also heard of the Glencoe Museum, but that's as much as I know about it, so I'll look forward to hearing more! I'm VERY happy to know that the Ingles Farm will always be a farm; we're losing too many of the "old" things these days, all in the name of "progress."

  4. Nellie, I used to have a camera with rechargeable batteries. I later discovered that I did better if I bought alkaline batteries - the camera went for a longer period of time.

  5. I use disposable batteries in my camera and I have extra batteries tucked everywhere, pocket book and tote bags. I've learned to make note of when the batteries may be running down. Looking forward to the next installment.

  6. That book is wonderful! Thank you for sharing! Hope you have a great weekend. :-)

  7. I keep and extra charged battery with my camera at all times. It cost a lot but it sure beats the frustration and time waiting for the other to charge. If he camera is coming with me, then it's a necessity to have a second battery really...cause it is always going with me. :-)