Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Sick Note and some family lore

I share a little of my off-beat Irish heritage in this story, along with a song, "The Sick Note," originally written by Pat Cooksey and performed by The Dubliners. This performance was given for the Littleton Chapter of Spellbinders volunteer storytellers. 

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Friday, April 11, 2014

The Small Green Caterpillar

When a caterpillar finds himself the caretaker of a butterfly's eggs, he learns that we are all destined to become more than we are.

A small green caterpillar never imagines the world might contain anything beyond his simple cabbage leaf. Then one day, a beautiful butterfly lays her eggs on the leaf, and his small world suddenly changes.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

They Called Her Molly Pitcher, by Anne Rockwell

A Pennsylvania housewife follows her husband to the Revolutionary war front, and makes a name for herself on the battlefield.

Molly Hays was a heroine of the Revolutionary War. During the Battle of Monmouth Courthouse on June 28, 1778, Molly carried water through the danger and din of the battlefield to the Colonial troops, fighting in +100 degree heat against a larger and better trained British army. When her husband was wounded, she assumed responsibility for firing his cannon through the rest of the battle. Her service was recognized by General George Washington.