Monday, May 27, 2013

ABC WEDNESDAY ~ LETTER "T"

THE LETTER "T" IS FOR TEMPER!
 
 
 
My mother was 5 years old when this children's book was published in 1917.  I don't know if she ever read it.  I found it in a little antique store in Columbia, CA many years ago.  I was fascinated with the illustrations but the story really makes a point!
A lesson on holding your TEMPER.
 
 
I can't believe I found this book on You Tube.  It worth the few minutes it takes to read it.
 
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35 comments:

  1. What a great lesson and cute little story! I've always thought the vintage books were the best...moral content and adorable illustrations. :)

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    1. I've read this book to grandchildren with my "Dora Duck" voice..rather operatic. I was amazed to find it on YouTube.

      It's one of my "treasures" having a book my mother could have read as a child.

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  2. I love old books too. My mother liked the story "David's Silver Dollar" when she was a little girl, so one day I found it on ebay and gave it to her for her birthday.

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    1. How special for your mom. I'm trying to be more creative with ABC Wed. as I usually find something in the kitchen. HaHa.

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  3. Great story and even better when read to youngsters. They love being read to but I don't think it happens as much now.

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    1. I love old books...especially children's books and I've read a plenty of them...11 grandchildren and the even dozen will be complete in June with our daughter in OR has her baby.

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  4. How many times do we hear mothers say to their children, "temper! temper!"

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  5. It starts pretty young..you don't have to teach it...we're born with it...HaHa.

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  6. so sweet. I love vintage illustrations and this is an adorable character.
    your note was sooo very nice on my blog today it made my day and I will print it out and place it next to my computer! xox
    hope you had a nice memorial day weekend!
    xoxo

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    1. Hi Heather. Thanks for the visit. I've been so busy lately ~ but sure enjoyed my visit with you today. I'm so glad my words encouraged you.

      Soon I'll be heading to Oregon to welcome a new grandbaby.

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  7. What a great find. Perfect for T. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

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  8. I like that line - the worse it is, the worse you hate to lose it!

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  9. It's interesting that fictional ducks are so often hot-headed. Daffy, and especially Donald and Scrooge

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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    1. That is very interesting, Roger. I hadn't thought of that, but you are absolutely correct.. Those hot headed ducks...HaHa

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  10. I love old books, and this one is great.
    An Arkies Musings

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    1. I'm always looking for old children's books.

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  11. I love old books too! I'm going to show this to my kiddo.

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    1. Your kiddo should enjoy it. Read it with my operatic voice..teehee.

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  12. Great post, - love the music that goes with the story.

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  13. O that is brilliant - those old books taught us so much

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    1. They really had purpose!! Not just entertainment.

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  14. Love the vintage illustrations and the moral of the story. Perfect choice for the letter T.

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    1. Stories with a moral..I need to find more.

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  15. Mum used to say I have a temper, and as a teacher, I have to stop it from leashing out.

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    1. They redheads have tempers... I was a redhead before gray...but have a pretty calm personality unless you hit a certain button..teehee.

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  16. Oh yes...temper is a terrible thing. No fun to have to be around some one who is having a temper tantrum all the time.

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    1. I had four children, and only one wanted to throw temper tantrums once in a while. So glad!

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  17. Thank you Wanda for your comments over in Coventry :). Love what you have done here. Look forward to coming back!

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    1. I so hope you will come back by. I share bits and slices of my life on my "Got a Minute or Two" blog.

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  18. I run out of patience sometimes and showed some temper.

    Talenti Gelato
    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

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