Friday, 17 February 2012

Vintage Reading

This well thumbed read little book was my mums first ever reading book.
My mum started school in the summer of 1937 when she was about four and half.

I suppose cause she wrote her name in it she thought it was hers to keep!

What was standard "O"?

Recognise anything on this page........?
I also learnt to read with this book (very, very early sixties!) and I actually remember asking my mum what an "ass" was, and I remember her pointing to the picture saying it was another word for a "donkey"  
Sentences not seen today!!

I love the way you can see how the words are built up.

I love this little poem.
Apparently it is for recitation!
(Click on the pictures to take a closer look)


  1. That's a lovely book Julie. I read the little poem aloud to myself! x

  2. Yes I remember something similar in the sixties.How lovely to still have the book.So often we have a clear out of cupboards and then later regret it.Then precious things are lost forever. Sxxx

  3. aahh that is lovely and to have something of your mums to. Im reading a 72 year old book The wind and willows at the moment and its beauty in the way its been written has reduced me to tears at times. Lovely to hear you had a nice day with your friend. Enjoy your weekend, dee xx

  4. How lovely to have such a meaningful book! I collect old books but to have one of my Mother's would be amazing. Have a brilliant weekend Julie,

    Sarah -x-

  5. Such a beautiful book, maybe more children would read earlier these days if the words were split they are in that.

  6. I love old books I have the dust to prove it :)
    So nice to have something to keep of your past.
    We are now teaching children phonics, just like the old days if it works why change it.
    cate x

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