Springtime brought baby animals -- fluffy yellow chicks, funny baby pigs with curly tales, and many others. Summertime brought the "threshers." Included is an adventure where an animal chased Betsy, really frightening her. A happy time was when Betsy shared her excitement about Christmas.
This was a time before television sets, computers, cell phones, and video games. You might ask "what was there to do? Sounds pretty dull, doesn't it?" Not so. As you read this story imagine that you were living then. Imagination can take you any place you wish to travel - even back in time.
This story can be entertaining and effective for bringing together little ones and their grandparents or great-grandparents that also have had interesting and unusual childhood experiences. Talking and listening with young children can be a most exciting and enlightening adventure. I choose not to teach, but to inspire.