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Manny’s birthday book – June 3

June 3, 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:  June 3 – Robert

Warm little hearts and wise little heads,

Gentle, and loving, and kind;

This is the way to be happy, small friends,

And that, you will very soon find.

Robert was Manny’s nephew, and that is her adult handwriting.

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