I love Milly-Molly-Mandy.
Do you know the books? Very old fashioned they are. I first read them when I was a little girl and they were olde-worlde even then with Grandpa driving to market in his pony and trap and candles in the bedrooms.
When I read the story where Little-Friend-Susan came to stay and Mother made lid potatoes, nothing else would satisfy me but for my Mum to make lid potatoes in EXACTLY the same way, with 'a little salt and a little pepper and a lot of butter'!
So what better while we were doing our Long, Long Ago topic than to start reading MMM stories to the children. It's always a bit of a question mark - all words - 'proper' stories with few pictures, but every year the children rise to the occasion and beg for more. So we are still reading them at the end of the day; there's a lot of stories to get through.
|Billy Blunt, Miss Muggin's Jilly, Little-Friend-Susan and Milly-Molly-Mandy herself.|