Friday, May 6, 2011

Rosebud's Letter

  Rosebud loves writing letter to her Grandmother who always faithfully answers each one. She is quite happy to have a pen pal and writes regularly.

  Early this morning she came down and handed me another letter that she hoped would get mailed today. I always find it interesting to read her letters and with her permission I'm sharing her latest with you today.

I changed the names to those that I use on my blog but otherwise everything is just the way she wrote it.

Dear Grandmother,

 Yesterday after school we took our bikes up to the barn. Beyond the barn is a big hill. We thought it would be fun to take our bikes up the steep winding field lane. When we finally got to the top I felt like sitting down and resting but when I got on my bike and started down the steep winding field lane I forgot all about my weariness for I had to concentrate on my steering. If I would have looked back or even sideways I would surely have crashed into a rock or into the ditch. There were lots of stones on the lane too when I drove over them my arms shook very much making it harder to steer my bike. That was not my only problem, for there were potholes in the lane too. I tried to avoid them but when ever I drove through one I flew off my seat and landed on it again. There is a little ditch with a stream of water at the bottom of the hill that we had to drive through. We bounced off our seats again when we went through it. We decided not to ride down that hill again. It is too steep.
   Do you have any steep hills?

   A few days ago Sunbeam and I went up the steep pasture behind the house with a bowl to pick violets to make violet syrup. While we were there we happened to get into some poison ivy. When we had picked four cups of violets we started down to the house. Then we had to sit at the kitchen table with Mom and pick all the stems off the violets. It was fun but kind of tiresome. When we finished fixing the violets like the recipe told us to, but instead of turning pink the syrup turned green and stinked awfully so we dumped the syrup and that was the end of our experiment.
 
   This morning I stood up really early. And since it is springtime of the year I started cleaning my room. It is all clean now and nothing is out of it's place and as I say a place for everything and everything in it's place. I always think a clean room makes you feel happier than a messy room. Have you started spring cleaning too?

   Today is sunny but it looks as though it could rain. I hope it doesn't so I can go out to play after school. But I think the plants think just the opposite of what I said. I think they want it to rain to water them. I am sure if I were a flower I would think so. Is it raining at your house? If it is I think the plants are glad.

   Mr. Bumblebee has come back and is satisfying himself by buzzing around the rhododendren bush. A bird made a nest in the rhododendren bush but left it's nest and it's egg to rot. It never came back again. Another bird lives in the bush now. When we walk up the porch steps it flies out. It made me fall down the steps one time. I fell all the way to the bottom.

      Love, Rosebud

29 comments:

Shelley said...

Its a beautiful letter and so very well written....it was so clear...I felt like I took the ride down the hill with Rosy...thanks so much for sharing it with us...Grandmother will be so blessed to receive it,I'm sure....blessings

Kate said...

She shares your gift for writing. If she ever needs another penpal, I'd love to be hers! :) Thank you for sharing this, and thanks to Rosy for giving you permission. I felt like I was there with her bouncing down that steep hill.

Martha said...

I hope Grandmother is as thrilled with Rosy's letter as I think she'll be. It made me smile.

Toriz said...

What a lovely letter, and very well written too!

Thanks for sharing it with us. :)

Kathleen said...

What a well-composed letter! I don't know how old Rosy is, but I'm thinking, perhaps eight years or so? This gives her home school teacher great credit! Her thoughts are organized and she's communicated them well.
I'd be thrilled to receive written letters from my grandchildren. They, when they write at all, send emails! Even that is a blessing to this Grandma's heart, and I'm sure that Rosy's grandmother feels the same way!

Happyone : ) said...

Your daughter obviously takes right after you with her writing.
I was right there with her riding down that hill. : )

Lady Anne said...

A lovely, lovely letter. I'd love to get something like this from my grandchildren.

She should have saved some of the "green glop". Bottled and sealed (I suppose today we could freeze it.) it is a very effective cure for canker sores - those painful white spots you get in your mouth and always seem to bite or get pickle juice in. Dabbing poison ivy with bleach helps, as does patting on a "tea" made from the leaves of the jewel weed. I can get poison ivy if the wind is blowing the wrong direction, so I've learned many tricks over the years! Pouring bleach on the roots of the plant will kill poison ivy,as well.

Life is good! said...

she is a wonderful story teller just like you are. i can see what she is writing about. her grandmother must surely enjoy the letters she gets from rosy!

Clisby said...

If I were her grandmother, I'd love to get that letter.

Jules said...

It sounds like we all bumped down the hill with her. :o) She writes so well. Thank you for sharing your letter with us Rosy! It reminded me of a time I dared to ride down a really steep hill when I was a little girl. Unfortunetly, my ride down did not end as well as yours. I crashed, and got a scrapped knee & the wind knocked out of me. I think it scared me more than it hurt me. :o)

dynnamae said...

I so enjoyed Rosys' letter. As a grandma myself, it is a letter I would greatly appreciate receiving. I do get emails from a great neice that is 9 and they bring smiles and sometimes laughter to my day.

Happy Mother's Day to you Mary Ann and blessings to you all.

Diann said...

Thanks for sharing Rosy's letter with us! It looks like she's inherited your flair for writing! How I'd love to receive a letter like that from one of my grandchildren! They are too busy to be bothered with grandma, but the oldest (18) will occasionally pick up the phone and call. :) That always makes my day!
Kudos for raising such a lovely, thoughtful child!

AverettLadyNana said...

What a beautiful written letter!!!

Kristina said...

She writes so beautifully! As an elementary teacher, I would be thrilled to see this letter. And I'm sure that her grandmother will be thrilled with it also. I think you might just have a writer on your hands, I hope she really enjoys it!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Writing real letters! What a wonderful habit to get into, and early! And how lucky she is to have a Grandmother who will reply.

It is so sad, the way writing real letters has fallen off. I have tried to get correspondence going.

But my idea of a letter, is your little one's idea of a letter. Long enough and full of "news" of the person writing it. Sadly, it seems hard to find adults, who share her and my view.

But your daughter has it all figured out, already! I hope she finds many pen pals and continues this delightful habit, all through her life.

Gentle hugs,
~♥~

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Oh and... Did she ride down that same hill in winter, when it was well snow covered? That sounds like fun, fun, fun!

But oooops, there is a stream at the bottom. Nope, that would not be fun, to get wet, in winter time.

Oh welllll....

Gentle hugs,
~♥~

Isabella said...

That is soo sweet in todays world when everything is fast I feel blessed to get a phone call from my grandchildren the letters stop at primery school when teacher stopped telling them to :)

Sassy Granny ... said...

From the heart, to the heart. Beautiful!

Katie Troyer said...

"This morning I stood up real early." I love this phrase as it is a literal translation from her mother tongue, which means she hasn't lost the Amish language or whatever...

Suze said...

Thank you for sharing this letter. It is beautifully written and so uplifting. What a treasure that she writes to her grandmother and shares her joys.

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Oh her letter to her grandmother is beautiful.
I love her 'wisdom' and I think that is all due to her wonderful upbringing and I can hear a touch of the real Amish in her words...such a sweet dear child. She certainly does love nature and also respects it with tenderness from the sounds of it.

Thank you for sharing this 'from the heart' letter of your daughters to her grandmother. It's precious.

Karen

Toyin O. said...

What a beautiful letter, thanks for sharing.

Mountain Mama said...

What a sweet letter. I'm sure her grandma will cherish it.
She has your talent for writing.

Yael said...

What a wonderful letter! Sounds just like Anne of Green Gables. What a lovely family you have.

Magnolia Tea said...

Thank you for sharing Rosy's letter with us. I enjoyed it quite a lot. About a million years ago I rode down a very steep hill and reached the bottom going way too fast to stop. A trash truck and I came face to face at a crossroad, but the driver had seen me coming and waited until I crossed the intersection before going through. So glad Rosy's ride ended well, too!

Grammy Blick said...

She shares her mother's talent - I could feel the rocks and holes in the road! What a blessing for a Mothers Day to read of three generations that remain close to one another in love and understanding. Thank you.

CailinMarie said...

what a charming letter! I love her choice of words.

Janie said...

What a great letter! Rosy is taking after her mom in her storytelling abilities.

Karan said...

What a wonderful letter. I am lucky that all my grandchildren are close by so I get to see them often. And if I do not see them they call often. One will be leaving in Aug. for Chicago for Grad School and a grandson will leave at that time also for California for boot camp in the Marines. I hope that they will write me when gone.

Thank you for sharing your little ones letter.