Friday, June 17, 2016

Daisy Ames*, Sock Monkey Nurse


Today they were mostly nurses, and then they were college students.


*She's been reading more Cherry Ames. Again.

13 comments:

Judy said...

I love it so much when children take the stories they read and live them! Play as it ought to be.

I'm not familiar with these books, but I'm sure all the kindness 'Daisy Ames' is performing as she tucks dear sock monkey into bed, is a reflection of her desire to emulate someone good and caring.

Christina Gomez said...

Oh my goodness! This is too sweet! Its great to see kids doing something besides electronics all the time. Mine included. Look at her smile!:)

Melissa said...

Cute new "summer 'do" for Daisy.

seashoreknits said...

Loved all the Cherry Ames books when growing up.
Cherry's work ethic made an impression on me, as well as her humility and good sense.
And oh the adventures she had! despite getting into trouble now and again for "too much rouge"
Have fun Daisy!!

Jen said...

Ohhhh I LOVED "Cherry Ames" when I was Daisy's age! Has she read the Trixie Belden and Beanie Malone books? Those are so good as well. Happy Summer!

Polly said...

So cute! I have a Cherry Ames book--one of a bunch of vintage books I inherited from my great-great-aunt Pauline. I've never read it, though!! They must be inspiring! :)

Carolyn said...

I loved the Cherry Ames books...I've still got the (almost complete) set. I actually DID become a nurse and I have to say that Cherry had a huge influence on me and my chosen career

Deanna Rabe said...

I loved the Cherry Ames books too, and still have many of them!

mary johnson said...

Looks like Sock Monkey is on the mend. Daisy might like the Sue Barton: Student Nurse series just as well; have you read those? They were written by Helen Dore Boylston, who was close friends with Rose Wilder Lane and even lived at Laura and Almanzo's Rocky Ridge Farm for some extended time.

Also, have you read the Betsy-Tacy books by Maud Hart Lovelace? If not, I highly recommend them. They are set in the author's youth in the early 1900s and are full of everything you love. There are also two books about related characters, Carney's House Party and Emily of Deep Valley, that are equally uplifting.

In the Sue Barton books, Christianity is perhaps implied in a "cleanliness is next to godliness" sort of way (the books are about a nurse, after all!), while the Betsy-Tacy books address it full on. Lovely, wholesome, wonderful books for girls--for anyone!

Blessings,
Mary in WA

Anna said...

Mary, we absolutely love all the Betsy-Tacy books. We'll look into Sue Barton--thanks for the recommendation!

Kimberly said...

Oh my, I used to play the same thing, although I did love Sue Barton better than Cherry Ames, I must admit!

Laura said...

I loved the Cherry Ames books. For years, I wanted to be a nurse. I was skeptical, however, (even when quite young) that any mother and father would name their child "Cherry" because she was born with bright red cheeks! Ah, well. Nice to see Daisy is a prolific reader.

Kate S said...

Oh, my mother loves the Cherry Ames books! I must read them finally. She urged me as a youth, but I was firmly stuck in Babysitters Club and soon after an unfortunate change in my eyesight made reading challenging, so I only read what I needed to read for school. My eyesight problem has since been remedied, so I must add Cherry Ames back onto my list.

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