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.