That day I even petted the cat whom I dread

For your perusal and amusement: This collection of short stories, written by Buffalo, New York fifth-graders in 1931. (Thanks to Patrick for the tip-off!) For example:

A Beautiful Sight

One drowsy day as I sat looking out of the window I beheld a beautiful sight. Up in a tree I saw a mother robin and some tiny babies. The little infants were cuddled closely to their mother with their beaks open. The mother was very excited because she had a large worm in her mouth. The sight looked so beautiful against the blossoms that I forgot to do my work. That day I even petted the cat whom I dread.

Helen Friedman

School No. 41

One thought on “That day I even petted the cat whom I dread

  1. It is true that so many WNY days are drowsy. That is the perfect description of overcast days.

    P.S. – I think I am drowning in this existence. I know it’s selfish for me to day that I wish you were home so that I could ground myself – because clearly airplanes fly West as well as East. But let it be known that I miss you more than you realize :] And I could use some of your root system.

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