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Nancy Gartenman
True Blue Farmgirl

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Nancy
West Seneca New York
USA
8535 Posts

Posted - Feb 03 2020 :  10:52:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


I bought this book a few weeks ago. Glad I did. Little Women was originally published in two volumes, in 1868 and 1889.So this is a big book and its the 150th Anniversary Edition.536 pages. It goes on to tell about the March sisters later in life. It's a really nice story. Glad I got it. I think the little Women book I had growing up was just the first Volume.
Went to the thrift store today got a few things, now I'm off to get things ready for dinner.
Nancy Jo

NANCY JO

texdane
Farmgirl Legend Chapter Leader Chapter Guru

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Nicole
Sandy Hook CT
USA
4427 Posts

Posted - Feb 03 2020 :  11:19:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What a wonderful find! I loved reading Little Women. I also love old books with pretty spines and great graphics. That would be pretty displayed on a dresser, Nancy.

Did you see the recent movie? It was a great version, though the actor they picked for the love interest looked 12 years old, lol!

Great find!

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Nicole
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Nancy Gartenman
True Blue Farmgirl

8535 Posts

Nancy
West Seneca New York
USA
8535 Posts

Posted - Feb 03 2020 :  11:24:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nicole,
No I haven't seen the movie, I would like to. Probably wait until it comes on tv. Going to the movies kind of scares me these days. I love old books too.
Nancy Jo


NANCY JO
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6575 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6575 Posts

Posted - Feb 03 2020 :  11:58:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I Love Your Little Woman Book Nancy Jo...

I haven't seen the latest Movie yet...but I have seen the Old Made for TV Movie. I have a really cool Picture Book of Little Women!
And I have read every story related to The Books. You can not beat those old classics!!!

Have a Beautiful Day,
Peggy

Farmgirl #1326
Member since Feb. 2010
Dec 2011-Farmgirl of the Month
Aug 2018-Farmgirl of the Month

LOVE YOU TO THE BEACH AND BACK!

Edited by - LadyInRed on Feb 03 2020 11:59:27 AM
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Nancy Gartenman
True Blue Farmgirl

8535 Posts

Nancy
West Seneca New York
USA
8535 Posts

Posted - Feb 03 2020 :  12:15:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Peggy, what is the title of you picture book? I don't believe I have seen that.
Nancy Jo

NANCY JO
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ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

4199 Posts

Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
4199 Posts

Posted - Feb 03 2020 :  12:28:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I loved the book and Katherine Hepburn's version of Little Women. I always cry in the same parts. You're so lucky Nancy to find such a special book. Enjoy reading it.

Dawn in IL

"To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold."
- Aristotle
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HollerGirl56
True Blue Farmgirl

993 Posts

Barbara
Flat Top WV
USA
993 Posts

Posted - Feb 04 2020 :  12:53:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So nice to learn new things. Thanks! Beautiful book. I still have my 1960's book that I got for Christmas and have it on a book shelf in my TV room. I treasure it as my aunt gave it to me and we got so little for Christmas. I did not know there was a later book.

Old Age Ain't No Place For Sissies!------Bette Davis
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HollerGirl56
True Blue Farmgirl

993 Posts

Barbara
Flat Top WV
USA
993 Posts

Posted - Feb 04 2020 :  2:13:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ladies---I don't want to burst your bubble---but when I was researching books by Louisa Mae Alcott to see if I could buy an old copy---I discovered that she was probably a lesbian. Research and see---tell me that it is not so. A hero of my girlhood years---ladies ---please give your input and research.

Old Age Ain't No Place For Sissies!------Bette Davis
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HollerGirl56
True Blue Farmgirl

993 Posts

Barbara
Flat Top WV
USA
993 Posts

Posted - Feb 04 2020 :  2:20:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ladies---I am not worried---I love all people and we are all God's children for sure. But hey---I was a tomboy like Joe when a kid and I am married for 42 years. Each to his own---Don't get me wrong---not judging. I love all people.

Old Age Ain't No Place For Sissies!------Bette Davis
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Ninibini
True Blue Farmgirl

7160 Posts

Nini
Pennsylvania
USA
7160 Posts

Posted - Feb 04 2020 :  10:31:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What a wonderful treasure find, Nancy! I love that book! I'm like Nicole - give me a worn old book with lovely graphics and that old book smell - I'm in heaven! Even better if you can use it for décor!

Girls - I haven't seen the new movie yet! I'm HOOKED on the Winona Ryder version! Is there anything questionable in it? I see it's rated PG and nowadays you really don't know what that means! I'd like to take my 10 year old foster granddaughter and my 12 year old grandniece...Please let me know what you think - is it clean? Is okay to take them?

Barbara - I think in today's social climate it can be so easy to lose sight of something as simple as just enjoying a work for the work it is, don't you? I don't think sexualizing an author makes me enjoy or dislike a book anymore than I did before I knew that information. It doesn't affect my enjoyment of the story anymore than would knowing the author's race, creed, size, shape, political affiliation, or what color they like or whether they eat fast food every day or they prefer cats to dogs or have stinky feet or wear too much perfume or pick their nose and eat it (Eeeww- ok, that one might get me! LOL!) or have a bunch of speeding tickets or...??? You know what I mean? The author's personal information is personal. If she had wanted to share some aspect of her life so that we could gain a deeper understanding of some aspect of her work, she would have. The dear lady just wanted to write a beautiful heartfelt story for others to enjoy that honors the strength and wisdom and value and virtues of women. Mission accomplished! It evokes memories and feelings and nostalgia... It makes us laugh, it makes us cry, it makes us fall in love. It transports us to a simpler time and place in which many of us dream of being. It helps us see the best in people, and it makes us want to live by being our best, too. That's pretty awesome. So,I say enjoy a book for it's own sake. A good read is a good read, and "Little Women" is a beloved story that most people just treasure. All that other stuff really doesn't matter. Louisa May Alcott gave us this wonderful gift; I say let's just enjoy it. :)

Hugs -

Nini



Farmgirl Sister #1974

God gave us two hands... one to help ourselves, and one to help others!


Edited by - Ninibini on Feb 05 2020 04:51:58 AM
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ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

4199 Posts

Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
4199 Posts

Posted - Feb 05 2020 :  04:49:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well said Nini!

Dawn in IL

"To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold."
- Aristotle
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Ninibini
True Blue Farmgirl

7160 Posts

Nini
Pennsylvania
USA
7160 Posts

Posted - Feb 05 2020 :  04:52:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Dawn! Hugs to you, sister! I have really missed you! :)

Farmgirl Sister #1974

God gave us two hands... one to help ourselves, and one to help others!

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HollerGirl56
True Blue Farmgirl

993 Posts

Barbara
Flat Top WV
USA
993 Posts

Posted - Feb 05 2020 :  07:15:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I so agree ladies---I have always adored Eleanor Roosevelt and as I read about her---she was probably a lesbian for sure---and he cheated on her. They didn't love each other. You are right---I do not see why it matters. I am very much an each to his own person. Rock on Ladies. Peace in all that we do and think.

Old Age Ain't No Place For Sissies!------Bette Davis
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

13155 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
13155 Posts

Posted - Feb 08 2020 :  7:21:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nancy, what an awesome find!

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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

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