Goodenough Gismo

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    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."

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Happy New Year!


What a wonderfully different way to do New Year's Eve! And, yes, agreed, habitué is a great word to describe the regulars here and about. Sort of a virtual "Cheers". Happy New Year, amba!


That sounds like the perfect New Years Eve (except for the falling)! And I'd give anything if you'd post a RealAudio file of your rendition of "Runaway."

Happy New Year,


Danny -- if only I were more of a techie, I'd do it!! If you ever saw "48 Hours," or was it "Trading Places," and remember Eddie Murphy in jail on earphones singing "Roxane," it's about in that class.


Wow. Dad's in even better shape than I thought if he can get tackled by J and not break anything.

And J takes a licking and keeps on ticking. Good for him. And you, too.


New Year's on the beach. Sounds wonderful.


I feel the same about being in the middle generation. I like to think that for as long as I am sandwiched between the very old and the young, I can always claim to be 'middle-aged'.


Especially since my definition of this stage of life (based on experience) is, "You know you're middle-aged when old people think you're young, and young people think you're old."

Harry Gottlieb

But the real fireworks last night were the stars which, in the absence of the moon,were brilliant, and put to shame our puny efforts to match them with our man-made stuff. It was great for us to share the the midnight moment with Annie & Matt. Happy New Year to all her blogging friends.



Amba, Am sliding in late everywhere! But what a beautiful description of your New Year's Eve. Happy New Year. From my heart.

Tom Strong

I'm glad you had a good time.

Belatedly, happy Chanukah, and best wishes for '06.


Best to you in 2006, and all the peace you can find.

I enjoyed your blog so much last year and fully expect that won't change any time soon!


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