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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Horace Jeffery Hodges

>>I liked that while the terrorists' mantra was all Allah all the time, the passengers' was "I love you." That says so much more than I even want to comment on. That was the prayer we sent to the skies on September 11, and I say it speaks well of us.<<

Beautiful. I think that you got the fire that you were stoking for.

It could be the kernal of a retrospective article...

By the way, Donbas has arrived. and I'm reading it.

Jeffery Hodges

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Thanks for this, amba. More than once I have stood in Blockbuster reading the jacket before putting it back on the shelf, then choosing something else. I have even thought about it outside the store, wavering between a fear that it would be two hours of phony hype designed to entertain me, and an uneasiness that I was not ready to re-kindle those feeling again just yet. Next trip to the store, it's coming home with me.

btw, I love your rich phrase for wasting time: ...poking the coals of blogs, hoping for a flare-up...


Someone wrote about "I love you," perhaps after listening to the tapes of calls from the twin towers. Or maybe many people. Peggy Noonan, for one. It's just what stands out, starkly.

I am glad you're reading Donbas.

Winston, rekindle those feelings it most certainly does.

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