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The holidays have arrived in Dins household and Grandma Elsie has gathered together her large and extended family. I ve been reading Christmas stories the last few days I bet you can guess why Yesterday I finished the last one and out of the four I would probably read two of them again the other two maybe Even the ones I didn t like as much wouldn t take long to read again so who knows perhaps next December I ll give them another try I have 363 days to think about it For now though I ll talk about the first book I read Christmas with Grandma Elsie This is on the maybe list Christmas with Grandma Elsie was written in 1888 by Martha Finley I never heard of her I never heard of her book either but from reading it I found out a few things about the author It seems that she was a teacher and a writer of numerous works for children She is most remembered if she is for the 28 volume Elsie Dins series which was published over a span of 38 years This lady wrote 28 books about Elsie and I ve never seen a single one of them before now If they were popular then they aren t any It seems that Elsie entered the book world as a eight year old girl living with her grandfather in the American South If I m supposed to remember which part of the American South I don t Elsie starts her book career in Elsie Dins a very sensible name for the first book in 1867 and finishes up with Elsie and Her Namesakes in 1905 I m assuming she s still alive in the 1905 book but I m not sure about it About half way through all this the entire family winds up at the house of Elsie now a Grandmother for Christmas and I was there too for a day or so The story was about what you would expect it to be about from a Christmas book written long ago there is this big family there is always a big family and they all show up of course There are the Fairview family and the Woodburn family and the Raymond family the Dins family and the Travilla family We have Elsie Lulu she seems to be our main character if there is one also Rosie Walter Gracie Violet Zoe Edward Evelyn Sydney Maud and Max You get the idea split them up into any family you want I can t remember who is who any And we all show up at Grandma s house which better be a mansion in time for ChristmasAnd while at Grandma s house they go skating and sleigh riding they have snowball battles with snow forts and all they play all sorts of games indoors when the snow is falling too fast to be outside games such as Table crouet Parlor uoits Parlor Ring Toss and Jack straws whatever that is The Christmas holidays were wonderful and that s what bugged me a little about this book these people were perfect Everyone loved each other all the time no one ever said a mean word to anyone else no one ever even thought such a thing Things like this Home again and it s nice to get home exclaimed Lulu skipping up the steps of the veranda and across into the wide hall where all was light and warmth and beautyViolet and Grace had preceded her and her father was following with little Elsie in his armsI am glad to hear you say that glad my daughter appreciates her home he said in a cheery toneI d be a ueer girl papa if I didn t appreciate such a home as this is she returned with warmth and smiling up into his face Don t you say so Max catching sight of her brother who riding his pony had arrived some minutes ahead of the carriage and was now petting and fondling his dog at the farther end of the hallYes indeed he answered I think if we weren t happy and contented in this home we oughtn t to have any at all PapaDear Lu you re just as good to me as can be sighed Grace in tender grateful accents I really don t know what I d ever do without my nice big sisterSomebody else would take care of you said Lulu flushing with pleasure nevertheless There now I ll go and put both our things in their right placesOh yes cried Lulu it would be just splendid to give them a good time nice things to eat and to wear and toys too I ll talk to papa about it and he ll tell us what to give them and how to give itAnd there are a number of other families in the neighborhood probably uite as poor and forlorn said Lora Howard Oh I think it would be delightful to get them all together somewhere and surprise them with a Christmas tree loaded with nice things Lets do it girls We all have some pocket money and we can get our fathers and mothers to tell us how to use it to the best advantage and how to manage the givingAt that moment Violet joined themThe babies were unusually wakeful and troublesome to night she remarked but have at last fallen asleep and so released mamma from attendance upon themTo our great content added her husband gently putting Lulu off his knee and rising to give his wife a seat while Max sprang up and gallantly placed a chair for her selecting the most comfortable and placing it close beside his father sShe thanked him with one of her sweetest smiles the captain remarkingMax was too uick for me that timeLike his father he is extremely polite and attentive to ladies said Violet How cozy you are here and you two children have been having a pleasant time no doubt with papa all to yourselvesWe have missed you my dear said her husband at least I may speak for myselfAnd would have been glad if you could have come to us sooner added MaxAnd we have good times all the time since we have a home of our own with our dear father in it remarked Grace taking his hand and carrying it to her lips while her sweet azure eyes looked up lovingly into his faceAn emphatic endorsement of that sentiment from both Max and Lulu Then the captain smiling tenderly upon them said I dearly love to give you pleasure my darlings my heart s desire is for my children s happiness in this world and the next but life can not be all play so lessons must be taken up again to morrow morning and I hope to find you all in an industrious and tractable moodI should hope so indeed papa returned Max if we are not both obedient and industrious we will deserve to be called an ungrateful setSee These people are perfect Also I m not sure what I would think if conversations were always like this It was about the middle of November There had been a long rain storm ending in sleet and snow and now the sun was shining brightly on a landscape sheeted with ice walks and roads were slippery with it every tree and shrub was encased in it and glittering and sparkling as if loaded with diamonds as its branches swayed and tossed in the wind At Ion Mrs Elsie Travilla stood at the window of her dressing room gazing with delighted eyes upon the lovely sceneHow beautiful she said softly to herself and my Father made it all He gives snow like wool he scattereth the hoar frost like ashes He casteth forth his ice like morsels Ah good morning my dears as the door opened and Rosie and Walter came in togetherGood morning dearest mamma they returned hastening to her to give and receive the affectionate kiss with which they were accustomed to meet at the beginning of a new dayI m so glad the long storm is over at last said Rosie it is really delightful to see the sunshine once And the beautiful work of the Frost king reflecting his rays added her mother calling their attention to the new beauties of the ever attractive landscape spread out before themThen sitting down he drew Lulu into his arms Has it been a happy day with you dear child he askedYes papa very just full of pleasure and now that night has come I m so glad that I have my own dear papa to hug me up close and that he s going to sleep in the next room to Gracie and meI m glad too he said Yes we have a great deal to be thankful for you and I Most of all for God s unspeakable gift the dear Saviour whose birth and life and death have bought all our other blessings for usMy child try to keep in mind always even when engaged in your sports that you are his and must so act and speak as to bring no disgrace upon his cause make it your constant endeavor to honor him in all your words and waysTry my children to remember what I have been telling you about it but most of all let your thoughts dwell upon the lesson to be drawn from its close clinging to the rockGod is often spoken of in the Scriptures as his people s rock because he is their strength their refuge their asylum as the rocks were in those places whither the children of Israel retired in case of an unexpected attack from their foesDavid says The Lord is my rock and my fortress Who is a rock save our God Jesus is the rock on which we must build our hope of salvation any other foundation will be as the sand upon which the foolish man built his house and the rain descended and the floods came and the winds blew and beat upon that house and it fell and great was the fall of it The limpet is wiser it never trusts to the shifting sand but holds firmly to the immovable rock Be like it in resisting all attempts whether of human or spiritual foes to drag you from your RockPapa said Max slowly and with some hesitation I wish to do so I think it is my settled purpose but I I feel afraid that sometime I may let go I m a careless heedless fellow you know and and I m afraid I may forget to hold fast to Jesus and be overcome by some sudden and great temptationThere is danger of that my boy the captain returned with feeling yet I should have greater fear for you if I heard you talk in a self confident and boasting spirit Trusting in ourselves we are not safe but trusting in Jesus we are We are safe only while we cling to our sure foundation the Rock Christ Jesus but our greatest security is in the joyful fact that he holds us fast and will never let us go if we have indeed given ourselves to himHe says My sheep hear my voice and I know them and they follow me and I give unto them eternal life and they shall never perish neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand Such sweet words papa aren t they Lulu said softlyYes words that have been an untold comfort and support to many of God s dear children on their way Zionward The sword of the Spirit with which they have fought Satan s lying assertion that they might yet be lost in spite of having fled for refuge to Him who died on CalvaryIs it those words the Bible means when it speaks of the sword of the Spirit papa asked MaxNot those alone but all the word of God And in order to be prepared to wield that sword we must store our memories with the word we must hide it in our hearts David says Thy word have I hid in mine heart that I might not sin against thee Christ is our pattern we must strive to follow his example in all things and it was with the sword of the Spirit he repelled every temptation of the devil there in the wilderness beginning each reply to the evil suggestions with It is written At length Papa she asked half hesitatingly are you very richRich he repeated coming suddenly out of his reverie and looking smilingly down into her eyes yes I have a sound constitution excellent health a delightful home a wife and five children each one of whom I esteem worth at least a million to me I live in a Christian land he went on in a graver tone I have the Bible with all its great and precious promises the hope of a blessed eternity at God s right hand and that all my dear ones are traveling heavenward with me yes I am a very rich manThere is much like this While I agree with most of it I m having trouble believing how often our Lord is brought into each and every conversation but it is what made me curious to perhaps read of the Elsie books to see if I ever do get used to Jesus coming into every conversation even every thought I almost wish I could do that Then there are strange things like this In the parlor the older people were conversing on somewhat similar topics first discussing plans for the entertainment and gratification of their children and other young relatives during the approaching holidays then of the needs of the poor of the neighborhood and how to supply them after that they talked of the claims of Home and Foreign Missions the perils threatening their country from illiteracy anarchy heathenism Mormonism Popery Infidelity etc not omitting the danger from vast wealth accumulating in the hands of individuals and corporations also they spoke of the heavy responsibility entailed by its possessionThey were patriots and Christians anxious first of all for the advancement of Christ s kingdom upon earth secondly for the welfare and prosperity of the dear land of their birth the glorious old Union transmitted to us by our revolutionary fathersIt was a personal uestion with each one How can I best use for the salvation of my country and the world the time talents influence and money God has entrusted to my keepingThey acknowledged themselves stewards of God s bounty and as such desired to be found faithful neglecting neither the work nearest at hand nor that in far distant lands where the people sit in great darkness and the region and shadow of death that on them the Sun of righteousness might arise with healing in his wingsYou know mamma always gives thousands of dollars every year to home and foreign missions and other good causes and she says that this time she will let each of us choose a cause for her to give a thousand toI like that exclaimed Zoe Many thanks mamma for my share of the privilege I shall choose to have my thousand go to help the mission schools in Utah I feel so sorry for those poor Mormon women The idea of having to share your husband with another woman or maybe half a dozen or It s simply awfulYes and that is only a small part of the wickedness Mormonism is responsible for remarked Grandma Rose Think of the tyranny of their priesthood interfering with the liberty of the people in every possible way claiming the right to dictate as to what they shall read where they shall send their children to school with whom they shall trade where they shall live or ordering them to break up their homes make a forced sale of their property and move into another state or territory at their own cost or go on a missionTheir wicked doctrine and practice of what they call blood atonement too sighed Grandma ElsieAnd the bitter hatred they inculcate toward the people and government of these United States added Zoe Oh I am sure both love of country and desire for the advancement of Christ s cause and kingdom should lead us to do all we can to rescue Utah from MormonismYou all know of course that I refer to the negroes who were forcibly torn from their own land and enslaved in this We must educate and evangelize them as a debt we owe them and also for the salvation of our country whose liberties will be greatly imperilled by their presence and possession of the elective franchise if they are left to ignorance and viceGrandpa what do you mean by the elective franchise asked Walter going to the side of the old gentleman s chairThe right to vote at elections my son You can see can t you what harm might come from itYes sir they might help to put bad men into office some of themselves maybe and bad men would be likely to make bad laws and favor rogues Oh yes sir I understand itThen perhaps you may want to help provide for the instruction of the colored race as well as of the IndiansI wonder if the author actually believed what she was writing And those are my thoughts on the book I liked the idea of the entire family gathering together for Christmas without it turning into a family feud I like the warmth the games the skating and sledding I like their Christmas I just wish they wouldn t have talked so much Happy reading Sheer Pleasure up with Elsie and Her Namesakes in 1905 I m assuming she s still alive in the 1905 book but I m not sure about it About half way through all this the entire family winds The Sex Files up at the house of Elsie now a Grandmother for Christmas and I was there too for a day or so The story was about what you would expect it to be about from a Christmas book written long ago there is this big family there is always a big family and they all show Risky Reunion (Protecting the Witnesses, up of course There are the Fairview family and the Woodburn family and the Raymond family the Dins family and the Travilla family We have Elsie Lulu she seems to be our main character if there is one also Rosie Walter Gracie Violet Zoe Edward Evelyn Sydney Maud and Max You get the idea split them The Stud (Fontaine Khaled, up into any family you want I can t remember who is who any And we all show The Promise of Happiness up at Grandma s house which better be a mansion in time for ChristmasAnd while at Grandma s house they go skating and sleigh riding they have snowball battles with snow forts and all they play all sorts of games indoors when the snow is falling too fast to be outside games such as Table crouet Parlor Up In Flames (Nighthawk Island, uoits Parlor Ring Toss and Jack straws whatever that is The Christmas holidays were wonderful and that s what bugged me a little about this book these people were perfect Everyone loved each other all the time no one ever said a mean word to anyone else no one ever even thought such a thing Things like this Home again and it s nice to get home exclaimed Lulu skipping Galon Ar gau up the steps of the veranda and across into the wide hall where all was light and warmth and beautyViolet and Grace had preceded her and her father was following with little Elsie in his armsI am glad to hear you say that glad my daughter appreciates her home he said in a cheery toneI d be a My Life Crazy ueer girl papa if I didn t appreciate such a home as this is she returned with warmth and smiling American Cinema/American Culture up into his face Don t you say so Max catching sight of her brother who riding his pony had arrived some minutes ahead of the carriage and was now petting and fondling his dog at the farther end of the hallYes indeed he answered I think if we weren t happy and contented in this home we oughtn t to have any at all PapaDear Lu you re just as good to me as can be sighed Grace in tender grateful accents I really don t know what I d ever do without my nice big sisterSomebody else would take care of you said Lulu flushing with pleasure nevertheless There now I ll go and put both our things in their right placesOh yes cried Lulu it would be just splendid to give them a good time nice things to eat and to wear and toys too I ll talk to papa about it and he ll tell Ex On The Beach us what to give them and how to give itAnd there are a number of other families in the neighborhood probably Nulle part sur la terre uite as poor and forlorn said Lora Howard Oh I think it would be delightful to get them all together somewhere and surprise them with a Christmas tree loaded with nice things Lets do it girls We all have some pocket money and we can get our fathers and mothers to tell Ordinary Women Engaged In Extraordinary Work us how to Spencers Child use it to the best advantage and how to manage the givingAt that moment Violet joined themThe babies were The Logic of History unusually wakeful and troublesome to night she remarked but have at last fallen asleep and so released mamma from attendance Making History upon themTo our great content added her husband gently putting Lulu off his knee and rising to give his wife a seat while Max sprang The Ancient Maya of Mexico up and gallantly placed a chair for her selecting the most comfortable and placing it close beside his father sShe thanked him with one of her sweetest smiles the captain remarkingMax was too Shakespeare and Violence uick for me that timeLike his father he is extremely polite and attentive to ladies said Violet How cozy you are here and you two children have been having a pleasant time no doubt with papa all to yourselvesWe have missed you my dear said her husband at least I may speak for myselfAnd would have been glad if you could have come to Like Vanessa us sooner added MaxAnd we have good times all the time since we have a home of our own with our dear father in it remarked Grace taking his hand and carrying it to her lips while her sweet azure eyes looked The Gone Dead up lovingly into his faceAn emphatic endorsement of that sentiment from both Max and Lulu Then the captain smiling tenderly Shakespeare upon them said I dearly love to give you pleasure my darlings my heart s desire is for my children s happiness in this world and the next but life can not be all play so lessons must be taken The Maya and Teotihuacan up again to morrow morning and I hope to find you all in an industrious and tractable moodI should hope so indeed papa returned Max if we are not both obedient and industrious we will deserve to be called an The Silent Patient ungrateful setSee These people are perfect Also I m not sure what I would think if conversations were always like this It was about the middle of November There had been a long rain storm ending in sleet and snow and now the sun was shining brightly on a landscape sheeted with ice walks and roads were slippery with it every tree and shrub was encased in it and glittering and sparkling as if loaded with diamonds as its branches swayed and tossed in the wind At Ion Mrs Elsie Travilla stood at the window of her dressing room gazing with delighted eyes River Processes upon the lovely sceneHow beautiful she said softly to herself and my Father made it all He gives snow like wool he scattereth the hoar frost like ashes He casteth forth his ice like morsels Ah good morning my dears as the door opened and Rosie and Walter came in togetherGood morning dearest mamma they returned hastening to her to give and receive the affectionate kiss with which they were accustomed to meet at the beginning of a new dayI m so glad the long storm is over at last said Rosie it is really delightful to see the sunshine once And the beautiful work of the Frost king reflecting his rays added her mother calling their attention to the new beauties of the ever attractive landscape spread out before themThen sitting down he drew Lulu into his arms Has it been a happy day with you dear child he askedYes papa very just full of pleasure and now that night has come I m so glad that I have my own dear papa to hug me When Modern Was Green up close and that he s going to sleep in the next room to Gracie and meI m glad too he said Yes we have a great deal to be thankful for you and I Most of all for God s Weep Not for Your Children unspeakable gift the dear Saviour whose birth and life and death have bought all our other blessings for Thorn and Talon usMy child try to keep in mind always even when engaged in your sports that you are his and must so act and speak as to bring no disgrace Israels Wars upon his cause make it your constant endeavor to honor him in all your words and waysTry my children to remember what I have been telling you about it but most of all let your thoughts dwell The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers upon the lesson to be drawn from its close clinging to the rockGod is often spoken of in the Scriptures as his people s rock because he is their strength their refuge their asylum as the rocks were in those places whither the children of Israel retired in case of an The Women Of Cairo Volume One (1930) unexpected attack from their foesDavid says The Lord is my rock and my fortress Who is a rock save our God Jesus is the rock on which we must build our hope of salvation any other foundation will be as the sand Delivering Olympic and Elite Sport in a Cross Cultural Context upon which the foolish man built his house and the rain descended and the floods came and the winds blew and beat The New Urban Immigrant Workforce upon that house and it fell and great was the fall of it The limpet is wiser it never trusts to the shifting sand but holds firmly to the immovable rock Be like it in resisting all attempts whether of human or spiritual foes to drag you from your RockPapa said Max slowly and with some hesitation I wish to do so I think it is my settled purpose but I I feel afraid that sometime I may let go I m a careless heedless fellow you know and and I m afraid I may forget to hold fast to Jesus and be overcome by some sudden and great temptationThere is danger of that my boy the captain returned with feeling yet I should have greater fear for you if I heard you talk in a self confident and boasting spirit Trusting in ourselves we are not safe but trusting in Jesus we are We are safe only while we cling to our sure foundation the Rock Christ Jesus but our greatest security is in the joyful fact that he holds God in Context us fast and will never let The After-Room (The Apothecary, us go if we have indeed given ourselves to himHe says My sheep hear my voice and I know them and they follow me and I give According to the Scriptures? unto them eternal life and they shall never perish neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand Such sweet words papa aren t they Lulu said softlyYes words that have been an Soul on the Couch untold comfort and support to many of God s dear children on their way Zionward The sword of the Spirit with which they have fought Satan s lying assertion that they might yet be lost in spite of having fled for refuge to Him who died on CalvaryIs it those words the Bible means when it speaks of the sword of the Spirit papa asked MaxNot those alone but all the word of God And in order to be prepared to wield that sword we must store our memories with the word we must hide it in our hearts David says Thy word have I hid in mine heart that I might not sin against thee Christ is our pattern we must strive to follow his example in all things and it was with the sword of the Spirit he repelled every temptation of the devil there in the wilderness beginning each reply to the evil suggestions with It is written At length Papa she asked half hesitatingly are you very richRich he repeated coming suddenly out of his reverie and looking smilingly down into her eyes yes I have a sound constitution excellent health a delightful home a wife and five children each one of whom I esteem worth at least a million to me I live in a Christian land he went on in a graver tone I have the Bible with all its great and precious promises the hope of a blessed eternity at God s right hand and that all my dear ones are traveling heavenward with me yes I am a very rich manThere is much like this While I agree with most of it I m having trouble believing how often our Lord is brought into each and every conversation but it is what made me curious to perhaps read of the Elsie books to see if I ever do get Introducing Cultural Studies used to Jesus coming into every conversation even every thought I almost wish I could do that Then there are strange things like this In the parlor the older people were conversing on somewhat similar topics first discussing plans for the entertainment and gratification of their children and other young relatives during the approaching holidays then of the needs of the poor of the neighborhood and how to supply them after that they talked of the claims of Home and Foreign Missions the perils threatening their country from illiteracy anarchy heathenism Mormonism Popery Infidelity etc not omitting the danger from vast wealth accumulating in the hands of individuals and corporations also they spoke of the heavy responsibility entailed by its possessionThey were patriots and Christians anxious first of all for the advancement of Christ s kingdom Dance as Education upon earth secondly for the welfare and prosperity of the dear land of their birth the glorious old Union transmitted to Indigenous Modernities us by our revolutionary fathersIt was a personal A Preface to James Joyce uestion with each one How can I best Afghanistan and Central Asia use for the salvation of my country and the world the time talents influence and money God has entrusted to my keepingThey acknowledged themselves stewards of God s bounty and as such desired to be found faithful neglecting neither the work nearest at hand nor that in far distant lands where the people sit in great darkness and the region and shadow of death that on them the Sun of righteousness might arise with healing in his wingsYou know mamma always gives thousands of dollars every year to home and foreign missions and other good causes and she says that this time she will let each of Splintering Urbanism us choose a cause for her to give a thousand toI like that exclaimed Zoe Many thanks mamma for my share of the privilege I shall choose to have my thousand go to help the mission schools in Utah I feel so sorry for those poor Mormon women The idea of having to share your husband with another woman or maybe half a dozen or It s simply awfulYes and that is only a small part of the wickedness Mormonism is responsible for remarked Grandma Rose Think of the tyranny of their priesthood interfering with the liberty of the people in every possible way claiming the right to dictate as to what they shall read where they shall send their children to school with whom they shall trade where they shall live or ordering them to break American Theorists of the Novel up their homes make a forced sale of their property and move into another state or territory at their own cost or go on a missionTheir wicked doctrine and practice of what they call blood atonement too sighed Grandma ElsieAnd the bitter hatred they inculcate toward the people and government of these United States added Zoe Oh I am sure both love of country and desire for the advancement of Christ s cause and kingdom should lead Het hongerig getij us to do all we can to rescue Utah from MormonismYou all know of course that I refer to the negroes who were forcibly torn from their own land and enslaved in this We must educate and evangelize them as a debt we owe them and also for the salvation of our country whose liberties will be greatly imperilled by their presence and possession of the elective franchise if they are left to ignorance and viceGrandpa what do you mean by the elective franchise asked Walter going to the side of the old gentleman s chairThe right to vote at elections my son You can see can t you what harm might come from itYes sir they might help to put bad men into office some of themselves maybe and bad men would be likely to make bad laws and favor rogues Oh yes sir I فرهنگ و زندگی روزمره understand itThen perhaps you may want to help provide for the instruction of the colored race as well as of the IndiansI wonder if the author actually believed what she was writing And those are my thoughts on the book I liked the idea of the entire family gathering together for Christmas without it turning into a family feud I like the warmth the games the skating and sledding I like their Christmas I just wish they wouldn t have talked so much Happy reading

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10 thoughts on “Christmas with Grandma Elsie

  1. says:

    I've been reading Christmas stories the last few days I bet you can guess why Yesterday I finished the last one and out of the four I would probably read two of them again the other two maybe Even the ones I didn't like as much wouldn't take long to read again so who knows perhaps next December I'll give them another try I have 363 days to think about it For now though I'll talk about the first book I read Christmas w

  2. says:

    This was a wonderful Elsie book with many thrills in itAgain like the last few books the story centers on Lulu Raymond Elsie's granddaughterThe holidays have arrived and all of the family has grouped together at Grandma Elsie's house for the fun There's snowball fights sleigh rides charades stories and other amusement provided by ventrilouist Cousin Ronald There's even uite a bit of suspenseThe book closes after some of

  3. says:

    I do love how they incorporate the distant family and watch as it continutes to growBut I'm stopping this seriesbecuase the family is just to perfectThey can't say hello without thirty sentences about how they want to be good and can be good with His help and how much they love each otherAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH

  4. says:

    This series is a bit Calvinistic in its theology and it's also a bit uber Christian; ie the Christians are really really good and the

  5. says:

    Christmas with Grandma ElsieI stumbled upon this novel when looking for a Christmas book to read and is the first of this series I have read If you have not read any of the previous books in the series it is a little rough to figure out the characters at first but not impossible The story has a good Christian message and is a good read Though as others have pointed out the characters can seem somewhat unrealistic as the

  6. says:

    It’s clever interesting and very appropriate for children to read today

  7. says:

    Never read any of these stories before Found it to be uite sweet with some morals mixed in

  8. says:

    CHRISTMAS WITH GRANDMA ELSIE is #14 in the series and the last great Elsie book It deals with a Christmas party that Elsie holds for her large extended family where the children play charades and enjoy a magic lantern show A fascinating glimpse into late nineteenth century life And later Lulu emerges as a true h

  9. says:

    This story is not badly written but a true period piece which I was willing to let go in places when it spoke about Christmas and fa

  10. says:

    A Classic And one that reminded me of our Christmas' when I was growing up One of my grandma's To read Breath of Life

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