Thursday, November 06, 2008

Childhood Books~Show and Tell Friday!


Welcome to “Show and Tell Friday!” Do you have something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, or a treasured collection. Look around your home for something to share; dig through those boxes in your closet if you have to! Share photos and the story that goes with your special item.


Old Book
I have four special books to share with you today. They belonged to my dad when he was a little boy.

Old Book

Old Book
They are filled with wonderful stories and sweet drawings.

Old Book
Another Thornton W. Burgess book: The Adventures of Chatterer the Red Squirrel

Old Book

Old Book

Old Book

Old Book

Old Book
My favorite!

Old Book
I read this book to the girls and Benjamin a few years ago and we all loved it.

Old Glasses
I also want to share a pair of old glasses that I got at an antique store when I visited my family a year ago.

Old  Glasses

Old Glasses
I wonder who wore them and what books they read!

Thank you for taking a look at my show and tell! Have a wonderful weekend!


Please read the Show and Tell Guidelines for step-by-step instructions on how to participate.

If you would like to join in, please leave your *permalink* below, along with your first name only (this makes the list easier to read). If your link has been removed from Mr. Linky, please re-read over the guidelines before re-posting. Have fun!


88 comments:

Jan and Tom's Place said...

I love the selection of books and the eyeglasses. Great Show & Tell, Kelli!!

~Blessings,
Jan

Angie said...

Those old books are so fun!

DeNiece Barnes said...

Once again I love your wonderful show and tell, especially the book about Pooh's corner, I have never seen a book about pooh that old in such great shape, I love visiting you on Fridays for your wonderful show and tells. Have a great weekend.

char72 said...

I love old children's books. The one was signed Christmas 1962. That was my son's first Christmas. The glasses are interesting. It would be nice to know who wore them and what they read.
Charlotte

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelli! What an awesome "Show and Tell". I wish I had something from my dad's childhood. You are very lucky. Thanks for sharing. Debbi

Wanita said...

What wonderful books. I really love old books, especially children's books. And the eyeglasses are great, too.

I hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend.

Blessings,
Wanita

Dianne said...

I figure your dad may be a little older than me from the dates in the books. I have a nice collection of old children's books and a few of my own Raggedy Ann books. I photographed a few of them for flickr.
I've started up a Sunday share called 'I recommend' which could be anything you like and what to tell us about. Anyone who reads this, please think about my share.

Frazzled Mom said...

What sweet memories those books hold. I can just imagine these being read outloud to a sweet little boy.

Mimi Sue said...

Love those books. How old was your dad in 1961? We might be about the same age...Mimi

Susan said...

Loved the books! What a joy to pass down to your kids, then grandkids!
Susan

Gattina said...

These old books are very precious !
The glasses look like the once I have from my father when he was 18 ! So these glasses must date from 1920 !

ceekay said...

Your books are great and I LOVE the old eyeglasses!

Jewelgirl said...

Wonderful books, the illustrations
take me back to when books for kids
were simple and sweet! The Pooh
book is amazing! Would love to see
the inside!

ivoryspring said...

How lovely - I especially like the illustrations.

Tammy said...

Oh, how wonderful to have your dad's childhood books...precious! :)

alongtheroadramblings said...

Don't old books bring back such memories? Beautiful memories.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Those are wonderful!

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Good morning Kelli, your dad's old books are a treasure!! A very nice family heirloom..I should save some of my old eye glasses.Thanks for hosting Show and Tell Friday...
Hugs, Baba

Princess Of Pink said...

I have placed my Show and Tell today. Come and check it out. You have inspired me to look for old books too and I have added them in my first Show and Tell.

hugs from marian

. said...

I waited all week to enter the Show and Tell Friday. It's the first time I'm in. I hope I did everything right.
About your post: I'm crazy about Pooh Bear and these old books are wonderful.

Alfazema

Princess Of Pink said...

Kelli I goofed with my first link, SORRY! Maybe you can delete that one? It is #27 on the list.
SO sorry :(

Dawn said...

Nice post! You had me at the kids' books!
We have an old copy of When We Were Young...and I also have an ancient pair of glasses and have wondered the same thing...
Who wore these?

Happy Friday, Kelli!

Chez Nous said...

What a great Show & Tell. I love to read old inscriptions in books.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

We read those Burgess books when my daughter was little! We still talk about them as a matter of fact. Love the old reading glasses - it's fun to think about who wore them and what they read.

Manuela

hip chick said...

I have three of the Pooh books also. Mine look different than yours but they are also pretty old. I bought mine at a yard sale my neighbor had when I was a girl. I'll have to look at the copyright date.

Dalyn (AKA The Queen of Quite Alot) said...

I have some old books too, aren't they lovely? I taught two of my kids to read using the old Dick and Jane books!

Hootin' Anni said...

Love the eye glasses!!!

My show n tell is an eclectic selection today. Come join me if you can.

Arlene Grimm said...

It is good that you are taking care of Graham's books for him!lol!! Great show and tell.

Linda C said...

I love the childrens books, especially the illustrations! How special to have the handwritten inscriptions on the inside. I can see why you treasure them:)
Linda C

Mrs. Trixi said...

Those are amazing!! True treasures. I would love to have something like that from my parents childhood.

Katie said...

I adore old books! And I have a couple pair of old eyeglasses, too, that always make me wonder about the former owner. "The Adventures of Poor Mrs. Quack"...sounds so cute!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Love the old books! I have a couple of Bible story books that a Sunday School teacher gave to us when my brother and sister and I were little. They are fun to go back and look at. Hope your day is a great one!

Lady Katherine said...

I love old books, we have a few of hubby's daddy's , math, enlish, Your a really great for they have wonderful stories. You should modeled the eye glasses! lol They take you down memory lane.

Heather said...

how sweet! what great items to have from your dad's childhood.

silversewer said...

Love your pictures in the show and tell.

Becky said...

Hey Kelli, I look forward to your Show and Tell on Friday's. I have so much to share just no time to prepare. Hey, I'm a poet and didn't know it. LOL!! Oh well, maybe next week. I loved this weeks post. Thanks for sharing. Have a GREAT weekend!

Judy said...

Oh, I love old childhood books. I have quite a few. I should really display them, but I would be afraid that my grandchildren who all love books would distroy them. Some are in pretty delicate shape.

Jen said...

It would be cool to know who read them...I love going back in time.

dot said...

Nice post Kelli! I love old books.

Bugzmommy said...

I just adore old books! I have a few around here as well. The glasses, well, what a find those were. I love browsing flea markets and antique stores and myself often wonder what the items must have meant to their previous owner...Great things you shared!

Happy Friday!

Kelly said...

I love the books, but I'd be afraid to touch them. Winnie the Pooh is a definate favorite of mine.

I'm at a loss for anything worth showing. Hopefully I'll have something next week.

Danielle said...

Cute. My husband kept all his childhood books, too. I hope my daughter can get some use out of them someday.

Autumn said...

I love old books.

Nanna said...

what a sweet show-n-tell, I have a few books that my husband had when he was little,I also have a set of world books that are not much bigger than a 5x7 frame that belonged to his grandmother, I'll have to post that oen day lol
Helen

miss m said...

I like the illustrations in the old Winnie-the-Pooh books.

ROXY said...

I just love antique books....I'm always wondering who read them before me! Thanks for sharing:)

Just Mom said...

I love old children's books. The illustrations you can find in them are beautiful.

Thanks for sharing your precious collection.

Anonymous said...

LOL Kelli. those were books I had when I was a kid. Putting them next to the antique glasses made me feel really old! Thanks for the memories, though!

Beth

Needled Mom said...

Great old books! The glasses are wonderful too. Wouldn't it be fun to know the stories behind them?

Mam said...

What a nice collection you have. I love old books. Yours are in really nice condition. I have found that the cloth-bound are so fragile. That's what I have in my S&T today too!
Nancy

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Kelli, what precious books you have! I like the fact that his Grandmother had written inside with her handwriting. What great keepsakes to pass on!
Have a great weekend!
Love, Ann

Named Alicia said...

Oh, I love old books. Next week I am going to have to plan ahead to participate. I see such pretty things! It looks like fun! Have a great weekend!

PEA said...

Oh Kelli, such wonderful treasures those books are! So many memories attached to them as well. As for those vintage glasses, like you, it makes me wonder who wore them and what kind of world they saw through them:-) xoxo

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

How great that you have a part of his childhood (which gives me an idea for next week - thanks). The glasses are a nice complement to the books.

Mrs. Miles said...

Ohh - this is something I forget to look for in our thrift - must keep it in mind. Thanks for sharing!

Scrapdolly said...

What wonderful books - I look forward to Fridays now

Carrie said...

I enjoyed seeing the books from your father's childhood -- especially the Pooh books.
I did two S & T posts today - one for each of my blogs.

CompleteLee Blogger said...

Very cool books! I put a project I have been working on for a while on S & T today, but the old books give me inspiration for future S&T posts! Thanks!

glorv1 said...

Kelli, how beautiful the books, and the eyelasses are one of a kind. Thank you for sharing.

Ms. Tee said...

I love the old books - especially Christopher Robin. I used to read that to my son when he was little. I love those illustrations. :)

Mommy said...

I LOVE the old Children's books! We are reading "The House at Pooh Corner" right now. Although it isn't the old hardcover copy. (We borrowed ours from the Library) We are *really* enjoying it. :)

I love the old glasses too. :)

Elena said...

Beautiful! I just love old books!

Pink Slippers said...

Love your show & tell. Old books are never old to my children. Or me.

Melinda said...

I love vintage books, especially ones I recall from childhood like the Pooh stories. I'd like to start a collection of these for my children. The glasses are wonderful too. I love to browse antiques and wonder who owned them and how they were used.

Susan said...

Hi Kelly
Thank you for starting the show and tells. It's a great way to meet other bloggers with similar interests! I have gotten so many comments on my plates!
Susan

Liesel's Garden Party said...

I love old books, especially the smell! Sometimes I just get one of my old Agatha Christie books out of the bookcase, open it and inhale the lovely old smell. It's like thyme and cigars it almost makes you high *g* And they colour to this lovely colour of yellow browning and to know that my ancestors have turned the very same pages years ago. Makes one very nostalgic :o)

A lovely entry!

Lori said...

Kelli, you have a wonderful heritage in books like that. They are very special! Lori

Michelle said...

Kelli, what sweet books! I am a fan of Winnie the Pooh as well. :) Interesting thought on the glasses.

Michelle :)

Nancy M. said...

I just love old chldrens books as well. There is something about them that show character; respect and honor of another generation.
I have collected and read some over the years to my children as well.
thank you for sharing.

Susie Homemaker said...

Kelli,
I love your old books! I know how special they must be to you and your family!

My post is up...sorry I missed last week!

Enjoy your weekend...
Susie

Flip Flop Floozie said...

I posted an old pair of Glasses too!! smile!! I love those books they look familiar too...Thanks again for hosting this..Sanyd

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

I adore books, especially old books. I've also developed an appreciation for vintage glasses as well. I just love things with a history. Great show and tell!

Shelia said...

Evening, Kelli! Oh, how I love these old books and knowing they belonged to your loved one even makes them more special! Love the old glasses too!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Winterwood said...

I love your book show and tell, those were books and illustrations fomr another time...and era...so lovely and innocent. Love them! I never did read the Pooh series!

Angie Vinez said...

I love old books... especially ones with so much meaning!

Great show and tell today!!

Divamom said...

Wow! Those bring back memories! I had some similar books. Great show and tell! Have a blessed weekend!

Barbara said...

wondrful old books..
Kisses Barbara

Barbara said...

wondrful old books..
Kisses Barbara

Sharon said...

I love the books. Such a wonderful keepsake from your father's childhood.

Barbara H. said...

What treasures!!

Connie W said...

When my sister and I were small our dad read Thornton Burgess books to us...we loved them.

Michelle said...

Hi Kelli
What wonderful books you have ! Especially Winnie The Pooh.

Farrah said...

Delightful "Show and Tell!" I would love to have a children's book one of my grandparents read. :-)

Lori said...

What treasures those old books are.

I'm just catching up on your site and have finally posted again.

JanMary said...

Wonderful books.

I plan to share one of my fav childhood books next week, along with 2 others in the series I found in a second hand book store recently.

Kim~"HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

I enjoyed your show and tell, Kelli! How very special that you have books that belonged to your dear Dad!

My {S.T.U.F.F.} :: said...

The Book section and eyeglasses are great!!

BECKY said...

Hi Kelli, Two things #1 I am joining in on show and tell Fridays. YAY! Sounds like fun!! Unfortunately I hit the wrong button and my name appeared on your list without any URL attached to it, so I retyped it with the URL, but now there are two Becky's. Can that be fixed?
#2 I do not understand the Mr. Linky thing at all. Can you give specific intructions on what I am supposed to do? Thank you! Becky