Monday, August 17, 2009

Necklace Contest - Week 42

This week's contest features a picture from The Fairy Tale Book. The illustrations are by Adrienne Segur and are just delightful. I'm borrowing this one for this week's contest - now you come up with a saying or a quote for the back side and whoever comes up with the absolute best one will win a necklace on Friday! The complete contest rules are over there>>>>>
Fifty years ago, when this book was printed, stories for children were much more fun. Here's an example:
The giant was talking to his wife. "A disgusting cry-baby," he stormed. "I should have killed her."
"Go get her tomorrow," said his wife. "She'll make us a tasty supper."
"She's too young. They don't taste good at that age," grumbled the giant.
Yeah. Our parents read us these books then sent us to bed. The next day we rode our bikes without helmets, ate peanut butter and pickle sandwiches while fishing by ourselves. Told us to "brush it off" when we fell down, and let us (no made us) play outside until they rang the bell for dinner. Life was good.

19 comments:

silver.work said...

Hmmm . . . maybe your caption should be "She'll make us a tasty supper"!

Ah, the good old days

=-)

Jenny S said...

four and twenty black birds baked in a pie.....

(sounds about as tasty as a pickle and peanut butter sandwich..yuck)

Anonymous said...

Rachel! This little girl looks just like MY little girl!! wow!

Young enough to listen

Imagination is Key

My pretend friends are more interesting than my real ones

A good listener makes fast friendships.


~HeatherJ

Anonymous said...

I just had to add... I read "Grimm's Fairy Tales" to my kids last year and it was just about the funniest entertainment I've had in a very long time. I read it with solemn, matter-of-fact earnestness and watched their jaws drop~! LOL!!! They'd yell, "Whaaaat? He DIED??" and things like that.
Yes, honey... they are grim, aren't they.

~Heatherj

T Lee said...

Revel in the beauty of Nature and Youth!

T Lee said...

So, Alice in Wonderland comes to mind. But, I am terrible with quotes.

Also, I think of this

"Don't mess with Mother Nature"

Celebrate Eternal Youth

Dotty Doolittle?

Teri said...

Here's a few:

Life itself, is the most wonderful fairy tale.
- Hans Christian Andersen

Every man's life is a fairy tale written by God's fingers.
-Hans Christian Andersen


Shhhh - Imagination at work!


Once upon a time....


I had a mother who read to me.

fromthepines said...

"See through the eyes of a child"

Brighid said...

Behold, Mother Nature
Daughter of Mine.

Kitty said...

I want to go here. I lost may dad 2 weeks ago and have been in a pretty gloomy blue place... this just seems so light and wonderful.

"Enchanting"

Anonymous said...

There are two sides to every story.

-Trent.

DawnTreader said...

I Know You Are There

DawnTreader said...

I'm Wearing the Crown Jewels

Mama K said...

"Listen to Nature; she has much to teach."

or

"All things great and small..."

or

"All things wise and wonderful - the Lord God made them all."

or just the first part:

"All things wise and wonderful..."

I think that's my favorite.

except or Teri's
"Life itself, is the most wonderful fairy tale. - Hans Christian Andersen"

I would wear that for sure.

These that you make for the winners, are they also for sale? or are they one of a kind??

Kitty said...

remember your imagination

Rita said...

There are so many....

I see you.

or

Youth, beauty, nature, dreams..
How great Thou art!

Vintage Revamped said...

so many crowns, but only 1 princess

Brighid said...

"Live your
fairy tale"

lunalissa said...

"it's never too late to have a happy childhood!"

lunalissa at,aol dot, com.