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Manny’s birthday book – March 31

March 31, 2011

Kate Greenaway's Birthday Book for ChildrenMy grandmother, who I called Manny, had a birthday book.  I’m posting the entries throughout the year, as they appear.

When one month changes to another, there is a colour-plate page inserted, with a whole page colour drawing by Kate Greenaway.  For these times, the name appears on one side of the plate, and then the plate and the dates appear in the next opening.

This is one such time:

From Manny’s birthday book – March 31 – Judith

What does the child see? -is it the moon?,

Or does she look at an air balloon?;

Up yet higher, ever so far.

Out there peeps the evening star.

Not the best of Kate Greenaway’s poems, and it’s only March.

Judith is Manny’s daughter in law, married to her second son – my uncle.

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