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purpledawn
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Message 15 of 75 (399892)
05-08-2007 6:12 PM
Reply to: Message 14 by ringo
05-08-2007 3:45 PM


Elsie Books
I grew up in the country and when I wasn't wandering through the creeks, fields and pastures with the dogs (Dad didn't like cats), I enjoyed reading animal stories such as the Black Stallion series and Call of the Wild. I did have a pet pig at one time though.
I also enjoyed the original Elsie Dinsmore series that was written in the late 1800's. I've been searching antique stores and collecting the series. I don't have all of them yet, but getting close.
Since I was the oldest, I was on call to help Dad whenever he needed it. Unfortunately he figured if I had time to read, I needed something to do. So finding time to read was difficult and cherished.
I don't know how many books I have, but they are overflowing my house. I don't like getting rid of books.
In high school I spent time getting my grandfather to write his life story. He was born in 1897. In his day you could put a car together in your garage from scraps if you were so inclined and the Indianapolis 500 was a dirt track. I've carried it around for years and haven't got it typed up yet. Guess I need to get busy.

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purpledawn
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Message 18 of 75 (399900)
05-08-2007 7:43 PM
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05-08-2007 6:25 PM


Re: Elsie Books
I didn't, thank you very much. I'm glad they are from the early version and not the rewrites. When I was in high school someone did rewrites and took all the religion out of it, which messed up the story. It made no sense then. Needless to say it didn't catch on.
In 1999 Mission Press did a rewrite, but it was to bring the wording up to date and make it easier for children of today to read. It was nicely done, but they didn't make it all the way through the books. Maybe they didn't intend to.
My mother's name is Elsie and her Grandmother (Elsie) gave her a copy of the book when she was little. So we keep searching for the hardcopies. I'll have to check my list, but I've probably read most of the ones online.
Thank you again for the link.

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purpledawn
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From: Indiana
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Message 32 of 75 (445524)
01-02-2008 6:40 PM
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01-02-2008 6:38 PM


Re: Elsie Books
That's from my childhood, Phat, not Ringo's.
Read above Ringo's post you'll see.

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