Rainy Day Antics

It is a rainy summer afternoon and Ima has invited Hitty Sparrow and Hitty Kate over to play!

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They play with the Lincoln Logs but the Lincoln Logs do not hold their interest for very long:

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Hitty Kate discovers a *mysterious* box on top of Great Aunt Doll’s bureau!  Ima grabs Aunt Doll’s stool to get it down:

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Dominoes!  They try to play for a while, but no one seems to know the rules.  Also, they all only want the tiles with matching numbers…

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Not surprisingly, Domino play doesn’t hold their attention for long either.  Just as Ima is replacing the box, Aunt Doll walks in.  She is not too happy about Ima using her good footstool to stand on:

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Aunt Doll can see that the Hittys need something to engage their minds on this inside day.  It is agreed that she will read them a chapter from one of their favorite books.  Yippee!

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Later, the Hittys can help Aunt Doll make tea!  Aunt Doll’s fingers are crossed for sunshine tomorrow!  Hooray for Great Aunt Doll and rainy day friends!

‘Til Next Time….
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4th of July!

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A bit of daydreaming on the patio today…Hitty Sparrow and Hitty Kate are waiting (and waiting…) for the fireworks to start!  It will be hours longer.  Hitty Sparrow is feeling peckish.  She goes to fetch a snack:

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Hitty Kate is alarmed at her choice!  Chocolate will melt in this July heat!  Hitty Kate goes inside to fetch something more appropriate:

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Popsicles for All!!!  Happy 4th of July!

‘Til Next Time…
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PS- Much later:

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Mile Marker

It seems the Hittys are developing a penchant for old Mile Markers.  Hitty Kate Robertson is visiting for the summer and heard about the first stone they found.  She was captivated by its age and significance and was able to see it for herself.  When Hitty Sparrow told her she knew where another one stood, it was inevitable that they would visit and be photographed there:

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27 Miles from Boston
ET 1769

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The Maxwell Hittys are looking forward to a summer of Friendship and Adventure, with a bit of Shade and Lemonade mixed in!  We hope you are, too!

‘Til Next Time…
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PS-you can read more about Hitty Kate over at Hitty Robertson’s Journal

In Stonington, Maine

The fog had rolled in the day Hitty Jean and Hitty Sparrow traveled to Stonington.  The landscape of Coastal Maine was transformed – it now posessed a cool and quiet beauty that was quite welcome after the heatwave the Hittys had endured earlier in the week.  Here they are near the wharf in Stonington:

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They took a walk through the tiny town, enjoying the shops and stopping for some Halibut Chowder as they went along.  Yum!
As they walked up the street, they were stopped dead in their tracks by this:

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Could it be?  Yes!  Located in a park in the center of Stonington, is a tiny town, perfectly sized for Hittys!  How exciting!!!
Hitty Jean and Hitty Sparrow checked out “Ben Sturdee Groceries”:

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Hitty Jean really wanted to move into this house with the most perfect front porch:

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The Hittys trolloped about the little town, delighted with each and every building.  Too soon (as it always seems) it was time to go…

‘Til Next Time…
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P.S.- A sign in the park tells about the houses:

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Morning :: Afternoon :: Evening :: Day 6

Morning:

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Afternoon:

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Evening:

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We hope you have enjoyed our Postcards from Castine, Maine and the IGMA Guild School!  Hitty Jean has been declared “acceptably proficient” in miniature bookbinding and will return home shortly to continue practicing.  (She will require LOTS of practice…)

‘Til Next Time…
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Morning :: Afternoon :: Evening :: Day 5

Morning:

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Afternoon:

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Evening:

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‘Til Next Time…
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Morning :: Afternoon :: Evening :: Day 4

Morning:

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Afternoon:

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Evening:

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‘Till Next Time…

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