New Year brings resolutions to do better. This New Year's story fits that resolution by showing the importance of attitude.
I confess the title of this book, Holiday-Time Stories, was what talked me into buying it. So many times storytelling programs are scheduled for a holiday celebration. This little book was written by Edna Groff Deihl. I can find nothing by or about her even though the book lists three other volumes by her. Surely this is a perfect reason for Keeping the Public in Public Domain and I can only hope her books are digitally archived in the future. The illustrator, Genevieve Fusch Samsel, was similarly not found on the internet at this time. The illustration by Samsel says this is "The End." Possibly it is for 2013, but trust we will meet again in 2014 online or in person.
This is part of a series of postings of stories under the category, "Keeping the Public in
Public Domain." The idea behind Public Domain was to preserve our
cultural heritage after the authors and their immediate heirs were
compensated. I feel strongly current copyright law delays this intent
on works of the 20th century. I hope you enjoy discovering new
At the same time, I've returned to involvement in projects requiring
research as part of my
sharing stories with an audience. Whenever that research needs to be
shown here, the publishing of Public Domain stories will not occur that
week. This is a return to my normal monthly posting of a
research project here. Response has convinced me that "Keeping the
Public in Public Domain" should continue along with
my monthly postings as often as I can manage it.