My Grandma's First Grade Reading Book

@kobesbuddy (104720)
East Tawas, Michigan
June 30, 2020 12:19pm CST
My Dad's mother was a school teacher many years ago. She taught at a a one room school situated out in the country in Turner, Michigan. Grandma's first love in this world was children. I was going through some old books and ran across this Walt Disney grade school reader. This was a book that Grandma used, to teach 6-8 year old children how to read. When she passed away, I somehow ended up with this wonderful book that I absolutely cherish! Photo: Mine
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@CarolDM (83093)
• Nashville, Tennessee
30 Jun
What a treasure you have! Wow!
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@kobesbuddy (104720)
• East Tawas, Michigan
30 Jun
I adored this book as a little child. I would read it cover to cover, whenever we visited Grandma's home.
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@CarolDM (83093)
• Nashville, Tennessee
30 Jun
@kobesbuddy Very special memories.
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@kobesbuddy (104720)
• East Tawas, Michigan
30 Jun
@CarolDM My cousin Mike and I were buddies, we'd look at Grandma's books together:)
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@owlwings (42601)
• Cambridge, England
30 Jun
That's a great thing to have, for sure. It was first published around 1940. I thought you might like to see what second-hand booksellers are offering it at. Some people demand premium prices for old children's books (and there are some suckers who will pay those prices!) but most of the sellers charge about what it's worth - in good condition, about $10, because it must have had quite a big print run and went through several editions.
https://www.abebooks.com/book-search/title/here-they-are/author/disney-walt-and-ardra-wavle/
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@kobesbuddy (104720)
• East Tawas, Michigan
30 Jun
I'd never part with this book, until the day I die.
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@owlwings (42601)
• Cambridge, England
30 Jun
@kobesbuddy Nor would I, if it were mine! It's interesting to see whether there are other copies around and how much people offer them for. One hopes that some, at least, are bought by people who remember them from their childhood and want to recapture that magic. I was amazed to see how much Mickey and Minny (and Donald and Pluto) have changed over the years.
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@kobesbuddy (104720)
• East Tawas, Michigan
30 Jun
@owlwings Yes, Walt Disney characters are totally different, from the very first ones featured. And with the addition of bright colors, this makes then even more attractive.
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@LindaOHio (40649)
• United States
30 Jun
What a great remembrance! Something to treasure.
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@kobesbuddy (104720)
• East Tawas, Michigan
30 Jun
Yes, this is certainly a wonderful treasure, with fond memories of my Grandma:)
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@marlina (102907)
• Canada
30 Jun
LindaOH @LindaOHio , Yes a wonderful treasure,
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• United States
30 Jun
What a treasure! You should put that in mylar so that it will stay relatively safe from the environment around it. To think of how many children viewed that book over the years that your grandmother taught.
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@kobesbuddy (104720)
• East Tawas, Michigan
30 Jun
She taught school for many years, until the mid-1950s. After retirement, Grandma also did private teaching for children who had problems in school, at her home.
• United States
30 Jun
@kobesbuddy It sounds like she was passionate about teaching students. Did she ever move out of the one room schoolhouse?
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@kobesbuddy (104720)
• East Tawas, Michigan
30 Jun
@ScribbledAdNauseum I believe that Grandma never progressed to another school system. In the country, they had these one room schools for children that lived in the middle of nowhere.
@Corbin5 (193560)
• United States
30 Jun
Oh, that books is a wonderful item of your grandmother's. A gem it is.
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@kobesbuddy (104720)
• East Tawas, Michigan
30 Jun
These small items that aren't worth a lot of money, are treasures I value the most!
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@Corbin5 (193560)
• United States
30 Jun
@kobesbuddy Me too!!
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@kobesbuddy (104720)
• East Tawas, Michigan
30 Jun
@Corbin5 I have a baby-doll that's less than 1/2 inch tall. I adore it!
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@sallypup (39147)
• Moses Lake, Washington
30 Jun
That's totally adorable. I started on good old Doctor Suess.
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@sallypup (39147)
• Moses Lake, Washington
30 Jun
@kobesbuddy That's a good one.
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@kobesbuddy (104720)
• East Tawas, Michigan
30 Jun
@sallypup They seemed to be pretty important, to be featured in a book:)
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@marlina (102907)
• Canada
30 Jun
I can understand how much you cherish this book,
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@kobesbuddy (104720)
• East Tawas, Michigan
30 Jun
Yes, you are right. It brings back good memories of my childhood days with Grandma:)
@sharon6345 (240522)
• United States
30 Jun
could I see a picture from the inside of it?
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@kobesbuddy (104720)
• East Tawas, Michigan
30 Jun
Sure, I'll take a photo of an inside page:) Kids scribbled with crayons on the pictures.
@sharon6345 (240522)
• United States
30 Jun
@kobesbuddy the inside is amazing just like it was back then. Bright and colorful.
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@kobesbuddy (104720)
• East Tawas, Michigan
1 Jul
@sharon6345 I love books that use all kinds of bright colors, to make it more attractive.
@thelme55 (46123)
• Germany
30 Jun
What a wonderful book to cherish.
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@kobesbuddy (104720)
• East Tawas, Michigan
30 Jun
Grandma had one job she enjoyed in her lifetime, she was born to teach school.
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@thelme55 (46123)
• Germany
30 Jun
@kobesbuddy Teaching is a wonderful job especially when you teach small children.
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@kobesbuddy (104720)
• East Tawas, Michigan
30 Jun
@thelme55 She always enjoyed working with young children.
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@Juliaacv (56759)
• Canada
30 Jun
That is such a precious find you have. I hope that you hold on to it and can enjoy it with your own grandchildren.
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@kobesbuddy (104720)
• East Tawas, Michigan
30 Jun
Some day I hope this book will be considered valuable, when I'm gone.
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@Juliaacv (56759)
• Canada
30 Jun
@kobesbuddy I think that in your eyes it already is very valuable. Have you contacted the school board in that area, they may find that very interesting.
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@kobesbuddy (104720)
• East Tawas, Michigan
30 Jun
@Juliaacv It's only true value is the connection it has to my grandma.
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@Courtlynn (66517)
• United States
2 Jul
Aw that's a great find
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@kobesbuddy (104720)
• East Tawas, Michigan
2 Jul
It's not in the best of shape, but that's O.K. I still like knowing that it belonged to Grandma.
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@Courtlynn (66517)
• United States
2 Jul
@DianneN (177062)
• United States
1 Jul
That is a book to treasure. I hope you can read it to your grandkids and great grandkids.
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@kobesbuddy (104720)
• East Tawas, Michigan
1 Jul
For some reason, the greats don't want to read a book. I've tried, but they're geared towards i-pad games, which I don't know a thing about.
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@DianneN (177062)
• United States
1 Jul
@kobesbuddy Reading is so important! I speak as a former teacher. My grandkids were read to in the womb, the day they were born, and right up until they could read for themselves. Even then they were read books way above and beyond their level by my son and his wife. They are avid readers to this day. They do love their iPads, video games, and phones, but they are only allowed just so much time on them per day, even in the summer.
@Deepizzaguy (37179)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
1 Jul
That is a nice book for a child to read so they can learn reading skills for the future.
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@kobesbuddy (104720)
• East Tawas, Michigan
1 Jul
Grandma was a very good teacher, for all those years.
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@Deepizzaguy (37179)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
1 Jul
@kobesbuddy I agree with since my late mom credited her late mom for teaching her to have good character and manners dealing with others.
@rebelann (72205)
• El Paso, Texas
30 Jun
Wow, you have an antique on your hands. What a treasure.
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@kobesbuddy (104720)
• East Tawas, Michigan
30 Jun
I am sure this books wouldn't mean very much, to someone else.
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@rebelann (72205)
• El Paso, Texas
1 Jul
You never know but it is still a treasure for you, right @kobesbuddy ?
@m_audrey6788 (31807)
• Germany
30 Jun
Good thing that you still have that wonderful book
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@kobesbuddy (104720)
• East Tawas, Michigan
30 Jun
I loved looking at this book, as a child. It carries some very good memories.
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• Germany
30 Jun
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@lovebuglena (18450)
• Staten Island, New York
2 Jul
I love old books. Glad you have this to remember her by. My paternal grandparents had a ten-volume set of books by a Russian poet and author Alexander Pushkin. When they passed away I took the books, though one volume somehow had gone missing because there were only nine when I took them. When I see them on my shelf I am always reminded of them...
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@kobesbuddy (104720)
• East Tawas, Michigan
3 Jul
Books are something I really love, especially ones that belonged to people we loved.
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• Jakarta, Indonesia
1 Jul
Mickey Mouse is the real legend
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@kobesbuddy (104720)
• East Tawas, Michigan
1 Jul
Yes, Mickey has been around for many years now:)
• Peoria, Arizona
30 Jun
Oh that is something so precious! I am sure it was well loved and still is!
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@kobesbuddy (104720)
• East Tawas, Michigan
30 Jun
Yes, as a child I loved reading through this book. Now it's a keepsake:)
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@amadeo (111307)
• United States
30 Jun
we live in a one room school house.the book is wonderful hang on to it
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@kobesbuddy (104720)
• East Tawas, Michigan
30 Jun
You made me smile! We know a family that bought and remodeled a one room school! They make lovely homes:)
• United States
30 Jun
That's quite a keepsake!!
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@kobesbuddy (104720)
• East Tawas, Michigan
30 Jun
When Grandma taught school she probably had about 10 of these books to hand out.