Goodenough Gismo

  • Gismo39
    This is the classic children's book, Goodenough Gismo, by Richmond I. Kelsey, published in 1948. Nearly unavailable in libraries and the collector's market, it is posted here with love as an "orphan work" so that it may be seen and appreciated -- and perhaps even republished, as it deserves to be. After you read this book, it won't surprise you to learn that Richmond Irwin Kelsey (1905-1987) was an accomplished artist, or that as Dick Kelsey, he was one of the great Disney art directors, breaking your heart with "Pinocchio," "Dumbo," and "Bambi."

  • 74%How Addicted to Blogging Are You?

  • Google

Blogs I love and/or learn from

« An Exchange on ID | Main | On Second Throat . . . »



Man. I'm sorry I missed Ba at her peak (or nadir). But I'm glad you indulged in that meme.


Beautifully evocative and visual, Amba. This is a wonderful meme, thanks to Danny Miller. I'm going to continue with my list.


Your #'s 3 & 4 are particularly poignant for me, Amba.

This is, indeed, quite a meme Danny started for us. I had the hardest time writing mine! However it helped to know *you all* might read it.

In the end, Natalie, I didn't need you to illustrate it. But still ...


:) As beautiful as VT is today, I think I'd give my eye-teeth to visit the desert. I would feel me free of the responsibilities of others... kids, cows and husband!! I would get lonely, but lonely isn't bad for a couple of days of introverted inspection, is it? You brought me there today and I thank you for your gift. I think I've read every Louis L'Amour book written, but haven't visited him for a couple of years. He could bring me into the wilderness, too. My sister hated his books because they are all the same to her, but I liked the familiarity.

Richard Lawrence Cohen

Thank you for five beautiful snapshots and a glimpse of the person behind them.


My recollection of the lyrics is:

I'm an alter bock
fun old Kentuck
und vi ich gai
Ich hob kayn luck.
Ich setzich avec auf der ferdele
und gib a dray mit de berdele
Ich hob der veldt in drerdele
Yippy yay oy oy vay.

Where berdele refers to the horse's mane.


The comments to this entry are closed.

My Photo

New on FacTotem, my Natural History Blog

Jacques' Story: Escape From the Gulag

The AmbivAbortion Rant

Debating Intelligent Design


  • Listed on Blogwise

Blog powered by Typepad
Member since 08/2004