Category Archives: birthdays

Happy Birthday!

To Charles Dickens, born February 7, 1812. Here is an illustration done by Donald McKay in David Copperfield.               Just looking at it makes you want to snuggle down on a winter’s day with … Continue reading

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The Birthday Card

I have a good friend who has a birthday next week—right after mine—we are almost twins!

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Buttons for the Royal Baby

Hurray for the new baby prince!  Everyone has been waiting and now he’s here!  William and Kate must be very happy parents. I thought it would be fun to sort through some buttons for baby and pretend I’m going to … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Charles Dickens!

Charles Dickens was born February 7, 1812. We’re still reading his books 201 years later. What a treasure, what fun.

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February 7th—mark your calendar

Br-r-r-r!  Block that keyhole! And now that it’s February, we need to mark our calendar——February 7th.  That’s next Thursday . . . Shall we make a cake?   It’s going to be a birthday party for  . . . . . … Continue reading

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November Literary Birthdays

Today is Halloween–and tonight I will be minding the door for trick-or-treaters.  It will be nice to have my stack of “November” books at my side in the library to look through when there is no one at the door–or … Continue reading

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October Literary Birthdays

Happy Birthday P.G. Wodehouse!!  Just think–when the little guy was born, his parents thought and thought and then said, “Let’s name him Pelham Grenville!!”  And they did, too.  Later a “Sir” was put in front of his name, but I’m … Continue reading

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September Literary Birthdays

It’s time to go back to school!  I always feel a little nostalgic as September rolls along.  I miss going in to school, as a teacher, and getting bulletin boards ready for a new year.  One year I filled the classroom … Continue reading

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August Literary Birthdays

“Hesitate in August Be shy Let your toes tremble in their sandals . . .” (Anne Sexton) Summer’s half over and it’s time for the AUGUST birthdays to take center stage!  We have two special family ones—-and maybe it’s your … Continue reading

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July Literary Birthdays

I wonder what favorite authors of ours celebrate their birthdays in July . . . Will they have pool parties? Would Nathaniel Hawthorne do a cannonball off the diving board? Would Beatrix Potter wear a bikini? So much to wonder … Continue reading

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