Ten tiny stories inspired by true events. A daughter's relationship with her father grows increasingly distant because of dementia and ten thousand miles of ocean.
HAPPINESS IS A WARM FAMILY. . . "Rating on a scale from 1 to 10, my childhood was an 11." So begins this uplifting memoir about three sisters growing up in tiny Maybrook, New York, during the 1950s and 1960s, told by the sister who remembers it well. These real-life stories remind one of Little House on the Prairie, reassuring us that there have been happy childhoods in America. Written in response to a dire medical prognosis that turned out to be wrong, Kathy notes that if she could have anything in the world, it would be to relive that childhood, changing nothing except to get to know her family even better.
'In spring, Mother Frog laid nine hundred and ninety-nine eggs in the little pond. One warm day, out hatched nine hundred and ninety-nine tadpoles. They were tiny, but full of beans. Mother and Father Frog were delighted. They told their babies, 'Grow big. Grow strong.' The nine hundred and ninety-nine tadpoles grew and grew. All squeezed together in the pond, they croaked up quite a din: 'Can't move!' 'Can't breathe!' Mother and Father sighed. 'It's good they've grown but - ' ' - what shall we do?' Both said at the same time: 'We'll have to move.'
Reprint of the Boston 1985. 218pp. Charles A. Muses (1919-2000), a figure who wrote articles and books under various pseudonyms (including Mus s, Musaios, Kyril Demys, Arthur Fontaine, Kenneth Demarest and Carl von Balmadis), was the founder of the Lion Path, a shamanistic movement. He held unusual and controversial views relating to mathematics, physics, philosophy, and many other fields.Muses eventually proposed an astrological method called 'chronotopology, ' which he claimed could measure the qualitative multidimensional structure of time.
Mr. Bean, a bean-filled rabbit, goes home with Josi. After some fun, its time for bed. Josi shows Mr. Bean exactly what he needs to do to get ready for a good nights sleep before telling him a story of the great adventures theyll soon have.
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