Today is Thursday and you know that it is time for Vintage Thingy Thursday! Visit The Colorado Lady and see what treasures are being shown off this week!
I've had a love affair with Little Golden Books since I was, well, little! I have some of mine and when my girls were small, we bought them frequently. My favorite author was and still is Margaret Wise Brown. I've posted before about my very favorite, "Home for a Bunny."
At garage sales and thrift stores, their gold foil bindings beckon me even buried amongst torn doll clothes and wheel-less cars. Usually, I only find Cartoon/Disney/Television show tie-in's but I always dig through the children's books, hoping for buried treasure!
Saturday (after participating in the dark thirty fake rain photo shoot) I found these! "The Dress Up Parade" is not a Little Golden Book, but it was in great shape and I bought it anyway. My sister had "The Ginghams," (I think) so I bought it and "Pussy Willow" is by Margaret Wise Brown. And "A Day at the Zoo" is just so classic! And these books were meant for me because the main character in the 'Zoo' book is Molly and the in "The Ginghams," it's Sarah! How perfect is that!
Little Golden Books were first published in 1942 and sold for a quarter. "The Ginghams," copyright 1976, has 49 cents printed on the cover. I buy them at Wal-Mart now for baby gifts for $2.50 each. Although this is ten times the original price, I'm pretty sure that inflation has not hit this item like it has many other things!
Visit the Little Golden Books website to download printables and desktop icons like the Poky Little Puppy!
Read a few of the earliest ones on line for free here.
And hey, would you please pray for my daughter, Molly (pictured here second from right) who is once again going to Romania with our church group to minister to the gypsies in Arad? They fly out of Oklahoma City today (Thursday) and will be in Arad sometime Friday. The group of 18 will spend the next two weeks giving free haircuts and medical assistance, conducting Bible School type play sessions, and loving on and meeting the needs of the gypsy villagers. I'll post more later. Thanks for your prayers!
Many stories herein are subject to the faulty, and sometimes creative, memory of the blog owner and should not be taken as factual, although the names and events are real! Kind of.