|Dickey and the Soap Boat|
It was a tough choice as to what to share with you today. Our week of cabin life had mulitple fairy friday highlights. Geo has a great gnome garden to share with us. We found a fairy door that must be used by the water fairies on Big Sand Lake. But today I am going to introduce you to Dickey Byrd.
The short stories of Dickey Byrd’s adventures were written by Elizabeth Woodruff and published in Good Housekeeping magazines beginning in 1927. My great grandmother, Grandma Keys read these stories to my mom and her siblings growing up. My cousins and I had them read to us. The original magazine articles are still in the family.
My mom introduced my kids to the stories this week. The kids got to hear Geo read them an adventure each night before bed. The adventures of a young boy named Dickey Byrd in his backyard with a giraffe, a soap boat, a bolt bat, an elephant and others are great for young and old. These stories are full of fairy folklore in the world of fairies, elves and animals.
In one of the stories they read this week, the fairies placed their wands in butter and eggs flowers to protect and hide them. It was so fun the next day to show the kids the butter and eggs wildflowers blooming at the cabin.
These flowers are similar to a snap dragon and the flower does pull right open to reveal a spot fairy wands could indeed be stored.
Do you have any old stories you share with your family? I would love to hear what they are.
Happy Fairy Friday!