One of my favorite books from my childhood was actually this schoolbook that was at my grandparents' house. I think it belonged to my aunt. Published in 1936, it is about 2 children who visit relatives on a farm and their adventures. I spent a lot of weekends at my grandparents house.
Here is the journaling:
Clara’s little primer from grade school was one of my favorite books to read growing up. I read it in Grandma’s living room on cold or rainy days. The stories are about children who went to visit relatives. They learned about farm animals just as I did when Paw Paw used to take me with him to pick up milk and eggs on Saturdays. Every week he put his handmade wood carrier with 3 empty mason jars in the back of the blue Chevrolet truck. I hopped in the cab with him and we went to a farm and swapped out the empty jars for two jars of sweet milk and one jar of buttermilk. Often there were baby animals at the farm and one autumn I watched the farmers making molasses. I was amazed at the gorgeous golden color of the sugar cane as it boils. On the dirt road to the farm, we had to cross a bridge and Paw Paw would always tell me, “Hold your feet up so they don’t get wet.” About every 3 weeks we stopped at another farm to get fresh eggs. I loved going on errands with my grandfather and I loved the warm, homey stories in Clara’s school book.
I like that doing this prompt got my documenting other elements from my time at my grandparents house. For the page, I used lots of odds and ends including a couple of images I cut from some October Afternoon Public Library paper.
Here's the video at YouTube:
And here is the sketch:
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