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boys set to work to start a fire In the
stove. When the fire is fairly started,
the boys begin popping corn, and we
girls start making old-fashioned taffy
candy, which only consists of two cups
of sugar, one tablespoon of butter, one
half teaspoon vinegar and one and
one-half cups of water, letting it boil
until it hardens in cold water. Then
comes the pulling of the candy, which
is the best thing of the whole candy
making, each one of us trying to get
our candy lighter than each others.
Then, when everything is cleaned up
In the kitchen, we sit down to eat
candy and popcorn, which seems to
taste much better than any we have
ever tasted.
Sometimes while we are eating the
candy one of my brothers sets his
magic lantern going, and we have a
picture show as well as a candy
kitchen. ROSE HANSEN.
362 Third street, San Pedro.
Lost the Candy
Dear Aunt Laurie:
On rainy days, when the skies are
bleak and dreary, and a child cannot
go out to play, I feel quite lonesome.
But although the sunshine has forgot
ten me, I have one friend, and that is
the okl attic.
I climb up the long stairs and entar
an unfinished room. The carpenters
have left it unfinished. I make it look
better by trimming the walls in flow
ers and leaves. I next spread a rug of
bright colors upon the floor and He
down upon it, with a soft and downy
pillow under my head.
I have my books all around me. I
pick up "Robinson Crusoe." I glance
over the pages. I have read the book
so often that I almost know it by heart.
A new thought comes Into my mind.
Suppose that I was Robinson Crusoe.
I would be wiser than he. I would
bring a gun and a pistol, some fish
hooks and a knife. I drop the book
and glance over the pages of "Captain
January." I like the story very much,
and often wish I was as brave as little
Star, for she was very clever.
I jump up from my resting place.
The rain is pouring. I hear the pitter
patter on the window pane. I run
down the stairs, almost breaking my
neck because of pussy, who rolls in
front of my feet, and is very much dis
appointed when I push her away. I
ask Mary if I might make some candy,
and when it Is ready to put in the pans
I set it in the screen porch to cool.
After this I go in the living room and
play a game of checkers with brother
Tom, who wins the game.
Then I go to the screen porch, -where
I Intended to get my candy to surprise
brother Tom, for it is his favorite
candy. But some one has let Jack in
and he is happily eating my delicious
candy. He Is only a dumb animal and
Is not to be blamed. It is now getting
late, and mother will soon be home.
For she has been gone for the day to
see my aunt. Although the day has
been rainy I have had a good time.
1110 East Fourth street, Long Beach.
Pine avenue school, grade A 6; aged 13.
An Ocean Journey
Dear Aunt Laurie:
We have moved from Ocean Park.
I am sorry I did not get to see you.
We came up by steamship State of
California. I was sick all the way up.
It was awfully rough coming up. Tt
had been raining and began to clear up
when we were part way up. I was able
to go on deck when the ship was going
across the bar. It took them a long
time to dock the ship. Papa met us
and we took the ferry and came acros3
the bay. Another ferry was crossing
the bay the same time. We took the
railroad train and rode about ten min
utes and walked two blocks and there
was the house. I felt better after we
left the ship, but was still feeling tha
effects of the trip. I like my school and
teacher as well as I did at Ocean
I think the nicest fairy is the fairy
of good thoughts to help little children
to be kind to everybody.
Children should help their mothers
and fathers and that is the kind of
fairies I believe in.
May I still write for The Herald
Junior, Aunt Laurie? From your niece,
Cole school, Oakland. Age 9% years.
Grade A4.
Yes, indeed. Write us just the same.
Beryl. We shall look for your letters.
Archery Is Amusing
Dear Aunt Laurie:
I will tell you what I do on a rainy
day. Igo in our house and build a fire.
And then I He down to read. And after
I read a chapter or two I study, and
when I get tired of studying I make a
bow and arrow; then I fix up a target
and shoot. After a while I call my
sister and get her. I go into another
room and tell her to come in. Then I
make four round holes in the floor:
then we play. The most of the time I
beat her and sometimes she beats me.
It's very nice to shoot a bow and ar
row. Your friend,
La Habra school, R. F. D. No. 3, Ful
Floating Oranges
Dear Aunt Laurie:
The other day when it rained so, I
had to stay in the house all day and
iron. I had a tub full of ironing to do.
When I was at school we played games
upstairs. When I went home that night
I could not walk home, mamma had to
come after me. It was too muddy for
me to walk home.
I like to go to school. When I come
to school on rainy days I have to ride
to school and home.
I went out the other day after it
got through raining and we all went
out In the road and we waded in the
water that was on the road, and after
dinner we went out to the ditch and
the boys would take off their shoes and
stockings and they got down in the
ditch and caught the oranges for us
girls to eat. The oranges were sweet
as sugar. It is very muddy down our
Age 9 years fourth grade. La Habra
school, Fullerton, Cal., R. F. D. No. 3.
Juniors Go Wading
Dear Aunt Laurie:
On a rainy day I play games if it Is
Saturday, but if it is not I go to
school. We take off our shoes and
stockings and play in the water.
I have a nice game of tiddledywinks
and a game of loto.
Sunday Ray Lamar and Lyian Berry
and Lucien Proud and Lester Proud
went up in the hills, and we saw a big
lake where the rainwater had run in.
All the boys took their shoes and
stockings off but me. I would like to
take my shoes and stockings, off and
play in water, but papa and mamma,
are afraid I will take cold.
I throw stirks out in the water and
my dog goes and gets them.
I like to see the chickens in the w-a
-ter. They get so muddy that they can
not walk.
Next winter papa will get me some
rubber boots.
Age 10. La Habra school, grade 5 R
F. D. No. 3, Fullerton.
Parlor Croquet Amuses
Dear Aunt Laurie:
When I wake up on a rainy day and
hear the rain coming down I jump up
and dress, and when I go into the
dining room and find a nice warm fire
to eat breakfast by I am very glad.
• -*" **?"•■>... >**"-' CiifeT^ ■:/.
Ths clown at the circus be made us all
The way he performed! I can't tell you
Of his jokes and his antics—to just see him
Was enough to make anyone gay for a
His clothes were so funny, half yellow, half
It is bo muddy where I live that we
cannot go out in the yard. Then
mamma sets the table and we ea.t our
breakfast. When breakfast is done I
help with the dishes and then help
mamma clean the house.
Then I go and get a book to read and
sit down by the fire. Then I have to
do arithmetic and study a while. Then
it Is about time for* dinner, so my
mother calls me to set the table. After
dinner I help with the dishes. After
the dishes are done I go in the back
bedroom and play school with my
cousin and my brother.
When we get tired of playing school
we get marbles and play they are sheep
and we are shepherds. When we want
them to go we push them along. Then
we play croquet on the floor. It is not
a big croquet, but only a table croquet.
Then I play authors with my cousin
Ruth. I like to sit by the window and
watch the rain come down. I like to
pop corn on a rainy day. I like it bet
ter when the sun shines because I can
play outdoors.
La Habra school, grade 4. Age 10
years. Fullerton, R. F. D. No. 3.
Enjoys Rainy Day
Bear Aunt Laurie:
A rainy day is almost as nice as a
sunny day, for there are so many
things you can't do on a sunny day
because you want to be outside.
I always have a lot of mending to
do that I never would find time for
Then, there is always a book to fin
ish, and if there is not, the library is
not far away, so I go there to read;
but, best of all is the painting and
drawing. There is nothing I like bet
ter than to do this; perhaps it may
be some paper dolls for a little girl in
the neighborhood, or a picture to send
to The Herald Junior. I have been
disappointed by not seeing any of the
pictures published, but I am going to
get the right kind of ink and try
Sitting In a warm room before a
blazing, crackling fire, while the rain
patterns on the roof and the wind
roars, is jolly good fun. I think a
rainy day has just as many pleasures
as a sunny day, when you come to
think of it. CELESTE BENTON.
810 W. Thirty-second street, Jeffer
son street school, grade A 8.
Chops Down Trees
Dear Aunt Laurie:
On rainy days I take an iron and
burn wood and play tiddledywin!:s.
Sometimes I go to the barn and play
on the hay.
When it is raining I don't have to do
my chores, 'cause it is too muddy, so
my papa does them.
Sometimes when they chop wood I
help them. I chop the trees down. I
don't chop the big trees down, but I
chop the little trees down.
My sister takes care of the baby
and my mamma sews. Sometimes I
read books and look at the funny paper.
When I get home from school I am
wet and almost get a whipping.
I want papa to get me some boots.
I like to watch the water run down
the ditch.
Sometimes there Is so much that it
runs over the ditch.
Age 9. La Habra school, grade 4.
Fullerton, R. F. D. No. 3.
Garret Yields Treasures
Dear Aunt Laurie:
Days when it rains and I cannot go
out doors, I go up into the garret,
where my grandn ther has lots of
quaint old things stored away: boxes
piled full of books, pictures she got
from her mother, and many old gar
ments she used to wear.
I tried to put on her clothes. There
was one old dress I liked to put on
because it was nice and warm. One
day I went to get it and a big rat
With a little green hat on the side of his
While capering after him all 'round the
Ran a little pet pony, the prettiest thing!
If I hadn't determined a sailor to be.
On & three-masted vessel, a-roaming the
Td almost be tempted to take up the trade
Of being a clown in a circus parade!
—Little Folks.
jumped out. I made for a chair, and
when I looked around I saw just the
rat's tail disappearing down a hole, and
I made up my mind he wouldn't come
back soon, so I went on playing.
I found a book about Robinson Cru
soe and began imagining I was he until
it got so dark I couldn't see to read
well. Every day it rained I found
something new to play with in the gar
ret, and that got to be my favorite re
Inglewood; aged 12 years; eighth
Makes Valentines
Dear Aunt Laurie:
On a rainy day I sometimes get my
dolls and make a play house in the
front room. Then it is about dinner
time. I help mamma with the dishes.
Mamma gave me some examples. I do
them till I get them right.
I play school with my doll. I made
valentines. On Valentine day my
brother came home. Mamma read us a
story about Lincoln. It was a good one.
I like to see the rainbow It is so pret
ty. Then we can so out doors to play
La Habra school, grade 3, Fullerton
R. P. D. No. 3.
Grandpa Tells Story
Dear Aunt Laurie:
When the rain strikes the roof with
a constant patter, patter, and rolls off
to the ground, where it forms into a
tiny stream which floats merrily away
down the lane, I sit in the window
looking wistfully away toward the hills
whose outlines print themselves in bold
relief against the sky. Then of a sud
den I hear a knock at the door and a
minute later my grandpa's familiar
form darkens the doorway. "Pretty
tough, this staying in the house, eh?"
"Yes," I said, "can't you tell me a
story?" Without replying grandpa sat
down beside me and began: "Long agop
in Greece there lived a very small boy,
who -wanted very much to be an ath
lete, and hi heart would leap for Joy.
He . became so ■ famous ; that i the mar- ,
velous * tales ' of * j his '■& strength * ■ soon!
reached ■ the ears of the king... ."Bring'
this marvelous boy before me, for if
the tales 1' hear are true he must be
nearly as strong as our great Hercules,
and let us test his strength • with the
great ■ Babi. * the strongest man lin r the
kingdom." Soon the news was all over
the country and people from all about
the land came to see the contest. When
the conetst was over they thought him
the strongest boy they had ever seen.
526 Maple avenue, Boyd Street
school, grade A5.
Young Actors Entertain
Dear Aunt Laurie:
I remember one rainy day that I'
really enjoyed. We were at gjandma's
spending the summer vacation when
there suddenly came up a big l-iin.
We were all miserable, for we had
planned to have a good time riding on
the hay wagon.
"What can we do this : dreary - old
day? We can't go out of doors," the
boy sighed. "J know what well do,'
'said : grandma, winking her little
bright eyes. ~ "Come on and I will
show you," she continued. 1 She led us
up to ' the attic and opened "an i old
chest. She dressed us all up in old
fashioned clothes.
Archer had on a big colonial hat on
one side of his head with a sword in
his belt and was parading up and
down the room. :
I was costumed as a little colonial
maid, while the other two boys were
also dressed in quaint clothes.
"Now we will have a play," said
"Oh, that'll be fun," we all said. We
worked f<Jr about an hour getting up a
suitable play. At last we succeeded with
aunty's and grandma's aid. We had
put up curtains at one end of the attic
This was to be the place of action.
| After lunch we had all the servants,
grandma, aunty and, of course, Fido,
as audience. ■ Every one paid a pin as
admission. We had lots of fun, | ard
made about fifteen pins.
. Archer was ticket man, and I fur
nished the music. A French harp was
the whole orchestra. After the : play
grandma gave us a banquet " down
stairs. Aunty and grandma thought
we did fine, and so did the servants
and Fido.
We enjoyed it, too. for we liked to
play acting. EDITH ROPER.
R. F. D. No. 2, box 24, Anaheim, Cal.;
age 13. ______
Candy and Popcorn
Dear Aunt Laurie:
I will tell you what I do on a rainy
day. and I know that I have nearly is
■ much fun as on a sunshiny day.
On week days !we play with our
games and toys, and on a rainy Sun
day we read and enjoy ourselves that
way. If it is not raining too hard on
Sunday mornings so that we can get to
Sunday school, we go then. Our Sun
day school lasts only until IV o'clock,
and then church until 12. I sometimes
stay to church, but on a rainy Sunday
I come right home; and on an evening
when It is raining we sit around the
fireplace and make candy, pop pop
corn and roast peanuts. We usually
roast our peanuts and make our candy
on the. kitchen stove unless we have a
very hot fire in the-fireplace.
There are two little girls who live
just down the street a little way from
us, and sometimes they come up to
our house and sometimes my sister and
I go down to their house.
1321 Temple street. Temple street
school. Age 11. Grade 85.
Punctual at School
Dear Aunt Laurie:
On rainy days I go to school. I have
pome boots. I go but in the mud and
play. I go skating in the mud. They
think I look funny with my boots on.
They say I am a fishing man. I carry
water to put on the skating places.
My papa brings me to school. I have
not been late or absent this year. I
go upstairs and play. ,
La Habra school, grade 3. Age 9. Ful
lerton, R. F. D. 3.
Dresses Dolls
Dear Aunt Laurie:
I do not have far to go to school. On
a rainy day I can skip and do not get
wet. I stay in school when it rains. I
go home and play with my doll. I have
made her a new dress. I have seven
little dolls, and I sew for them on a
rainy day.
I stay in the school when it rains. It
rains very hard sometimes and the
wind blows. IRENE WERNETT.
518 Solano avenue. Solano avenue
school, grade B4; age 9.
Young Writer
Dear Aunt Laurie:
This is the first time I have written
to The Herald Junior, but I have al
ways wished to write. I am only in
the first grade, so I cannot write my
self. My sister is writing for me.
I am going to be a member of the
Herald Junior now if you will let me, as
I like it very much. «.
Custer Avenue school. El grade. Age
6 years. 440 North Beaudry avenue.
Little Harold was taken to church for
the first time. The choir loft was above
the pulpit. On the return home Harold
sprung the following query upon his mother:
"Why do all those folks sit on the mantel
ilece?"The January Delineator.
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