Burgeron Babes In Fairy Tale Land

The Burgeron children have been playing and preparing for the Bovine County Fairy Tale Festival.  Some more patiently than others.  Our evening story time has been a big draw for the little ones, not to mention all of the reading going on at quiet-time every afternoon.  I’ve got a whole book shelf of old illustrated fairy tales left to me by my grandmother that the kids can borrow.


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My 4 year-old great-great grandson DJ and I have been reading from the fully illustrated, “The Old, Old Fairy Tales“, a collection of classic fairy tales published in 1890ish by Mrs. Valentine. One of his favorites is, “The Three Bears”. Sometimes Mama Boo and Aunt Sappy join us to do the voices for each of the bears and little “Golden Hair”.  Aunt Sappy, to the delight of all of the children, has also been sharing fairy tales she’s writing herself-  most recently of “The Lady of Stavoren.”

You might enjoy checking out some of the on-line fairy tale collections that the older kids have found and recommend festival goers have a looksie.

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Meet Sally Lou

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Little Sally Lou: dancer, singer, listener, inventor (Image courtesy of the Library of Congress Flickr Commons)

The Burgeron clan have some great kids.  I’d like to introduce you to Sally Lou, my great grand daughter on the Louridge side.  She likes to dance and sing a lot. She and her Aunt Sappy are already planning a dance show for the big family reunion to celebrate my 100th birthday at the end of August.

Young girls competing at the Royal Academy of Dancing (London) exams held in Brisbane and Toowoomba, 1938

What a voice this little gal has , and she likes to listen to music too.  She’s been listening to the family practicing the Burgeron Trailer House Blues.  I wonder if Uncle Ron will have a separate Burgeron children’s version just for the kids? I just think it would be so lovely to hear Sally Lou, Bella, Bonnie, DJ, and maybe even Little Boo singing all together. Those digital audio skills sure can come in handy when we adults want to share how proud we are of our little ones.

Sometimes Sally Lou likes to hide from grown-ups though, especially if they are going to go someplace she doesn’t want to go. I understand how Sally Lou feels.  Sometimes Nana Lou likes to hide from the grown-ups too. Do you know… this little lady has gone and made a machine to make a fake Sally Lou to go to the places that she doesn’t really want to go, and she can control it with a little remote control. She’s already on her way to growing up to be another famous inventor, like her Great Great Great Granny Roxy Louridge, the inventor of GIFaChrome. How could a Great Great Nana not be proud of all these wonderful Burgeron family children that are coming to join us this summer at The Trailer. 🙂

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Burgeron children playing at Dr. M’s new tree house. [Image remix by Rochelle Lockridge- children courtesy of the Library of Congress Flickr Commons- background courtesy of John Johnston]

(Images courtesy of the Library of Congress Flickr Commons.  No known copyright restrictions.)