Thursday, March 17, 2011

One of THOSE Days

"What is the matter, my dear? said Miss Grizzel.  "Is the jelly not to your liking?"

That face just kills me.  Even though I was having "one of those days," a look at this picture lightened my load.  This is from a 1931 edition of The Cuckoo Clock by Mrs. Molesworth, and the brilliant illustration is by C.S. Brock.  It is in Chapter 6, "Rubbed the Wrong Way."

What makes you smile when even the jelly is not to your liking?


  1. That picture is amazing! Willa made that face at me just this morning!

    The thing that makes me smile even when the jelly is not to my liking is when my children sing silly songs, especially the one that India sings about Dudley's tush.

  2. Wow, I forgot that I read this book when I was little (and I was born 40 years after it was published...). thanks :-)

  3. Excellent picture.

    I would say it's my boys that make me smile, even whilst in a foul mood. They are just so cute and cannot help it!


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