Sunday, January 9, 2011


My parents drove up from California with a whole slew of children's books for Ceci that have been mouldering in their garage. The publishing dates range from the 1940s to the 1970s and again I am amazed at all the stuff my Mom has held onto from my (and her own) childhood. 
I haven't actually read any of them to Ceci yet, but this morning I started flipping through them. 
So far I'm more excited about the ones from my childhood, although frankly I don't remember reading them. But some have amazing illustrations- 

Like this one from "The Secret of Beaver Valley".

And this one from a "Little Golden" book. I like the illustrations so much I'm tempted to tear some out and frame them. 

The jury is still out on the books from my Mom's childhood. 

Some of them are kind of neat in a chirpy, sing-songy way.

But some of them are poorly disguised Jesus propaganda!

And some of them appear to be erotic fiction. Which I can get into, but it's hardly appropriate for a 11- week old baby. 


  1. Omg that is amazing!!!!!! I love it so much. But not appropriate for Ceci's tiny delicate ears.

  2. Erotic fiction!!! Priceless!

    To this day, it still kills me that my childhood books were destroyed while sitting in storage after our move from Mexico. :(


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