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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Sissy Willis

Nice tribute. :)


As someone who voted for GHWB (twice, even) I can honestly say that was a great line. I may not have always agreed with Ann Richards' politics, but she seemed like a genuinely likeable and funny person -- someone you'd have liked to have a drink with.

I think you described her well.

May she rest in peace.


She had her motorcycle license? Wow!


I forgot that she was behind the Ginger Rogers line. That was a real classic. She reminded me a lot of one of my grandmothers, though my grandmother was as rabid a Republican as she was a Democrat.


One of my political heroes. I worked on her failed 1994 campaign and it's the only campaign I've ever worked on where I truly felt passionate about the candidate. Maybe it was because I was only 20 and still had the idealism of a college student, but I'd like to think it was her. She inspired not with empty rhetoric but with sharp ideas, an open heart and a tough mind.

She will be missed but never forgotten.


I voted for her every time I had the chance in Texas, and mourned her loss to Bush, who of course screwed up that job just as much as he screwed up every other job he's ever had. She was a great woman, and an honest politician.

PS: I love those quotes and just added them to my permanent collection, thanks for posting them!

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