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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meade

May the omnipresent comfort and keep you.

amba

Thank you . . .

The little candle keeps burning in a corner of my screen, no matter what else I'm looking at . . .

reader_iam

Oh, oh, Amba. I am so sorry for your loss. I just got back in town and only just now saw this. I know how hard this can be!
I will keep the candle burning up in the my screen for while in honor of your Lucky and the love and loyalty you shared all of these years.

Also in honor:

What greater gift than the love of a cat? ~Charles Dickens

The cat is the animal to whom the Creator gave the biggest eye, the softest fur, the most supremely delicate nostrils, a mobile ear, an unrivaled paw and a curved claw borrowed from the rose-tree. --Colette

The dog may be wonderful prose, but only the cat is poetry. ~French Proverb

The cat was created when the lion sneezed.--Arabian Proverb

God made the cat in order that man might have the pleasure of caressing the lion.--Fernand Mery

I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.--Jules Verne

If there were to be a universal sound depicting peace, I would surely vote for the purr. ~Barbara L. Diamond

() to you, Annie.

RIA

amba

You find the most wonderful quotes!

Our late neighbor Mamie Harmon, a great soul and such a devoted friend of the feline race that when she once had a CAT scan, I asked her how many cats they found, said that cats were ALMOST perfect. "There's only one thing wrong with them," she said. "Their lives are too short."

amba

And, of course, dogs' lives are even shorter.

Rhea

I never thought of a yahrzeit for a pet. Good idea.

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