Tuesday, March 9, 2010



Here is my dogeared copy of ALICE IN WONDERLAND.  I have no idea when it was published, because there is no publishing date inside its cover.  This is actually the only PHYSICAL THING I have left from when I was  little girl; and we all know that was some time ago.  (o: (o:

The illustrations in "Books of Old" , LOL, were usually in black and white, at least mine are.

It seems like it was only yesterday that I was reading that story from cover to cover.
I was an avid reader then and I read this book several times.

I can remember the characters coming alive in my imagination and actually finding a few of them a little scary.  But, I didn't mind because I thought Alice was such a hero and so adventurous.

Oftentimes, this small book would be less frightening than the real world I lived in........so I was always grateful for the escape.

I am so VERY DELIGHTED that Tim Burton has released this new movie, and that Johnny Depp is the star.  No one can be more over the top than these two.

My sweet hubby and I plan on taking a trip "Down the Rabbit Hole".

Will you join us???

Blessings dear friends,



  1. Hello Sweet Friend!

    What a treasure you have and made all the more special because it was yours as a little girl and I love the illustrations!

    I'd love to join you for a trip down the rabbit hole...that would be divine.

    Much love and big hugs,

  2. Come and take a peek at my blog, and see what I came up with after a trip down the hole! have a great trip!! Christel

  3. Your Alice In Wonderland book is so precious and I know that you cherish it. I think you are fortunate to have it because I don't think I have a thing from my childhood.
    I hope you enjoy the movie.


  4. Your book is precious. How nice to have something so treasured from your childhood. I was the same way, escaping into books when I was little. The movie sounds excellent. Let us know how you like it, Jo.


  5. I love your post!!! Thank you for telling me about it...This new movie is amazing. xoxox

  6. I went and it was fun. Not as Tim Burton as I expected. Very child appropriate, except the monsters. But really great! ENJOY!!
    Hugs, Lisa

  7. Jo, Great post! And no, I am not going down the rabbit hole, no way no how! Story scared the hell out of me as a kid! LOL Your very favorite SIL!

  8. Hello Jo, what a beautiful book! I much prefer the older books than new ones, the pictures were much more detailed then and how precious that was yours when you were just a little girl... Hope you enjoy the movie... xoxo Julie Marie

  9. How lucky you are to have your treasure! You will love going down the rabbit hole, it is amazing. Love your digital collage.

  10. So sweet! That statue looks like the one in Central park yes? They have a big one and its so wonderful! Yes down the rabbit hole we are coming...wait for me!

  11. Trying to do a fast catch up on blogs...this writing is time consuming! Love the old book and I did see the new movie last Friday with my grand kids...I love Johnny Depp but prefer the older version of "Alice"...wasn't impressed with this one. Gotta run but I'll be back....

  12. I so enjoyed peering into the cavern of delights!
    What a time this movie promises to be...I hope it will encourage children and adults..lol to pick up the original work...

    I too love my copy... with its well loved and tattered pages...
    How hungrily we ate those wonderfully delicious words!

  13. Jo, Johnny Depp is one of my favorite stars, and I had another friend who saw it and loved it. He is my favorite actor, so I hope to get to see this show. What fun!

    Warm hugs...


    Sheila :-)

  14. Hi,
    Delightful post! I love that you have your sweet book, and enjoy the movie. My daughter saw it and loved it.

    I was making cupcakes this morning, and they somehow turned out lemon and yellow so I thought of you! I am thinking of spring!!!

  15. Oh what beautiful illustrations!!! Lucky you!

    Btw, did you know you can see one of those NYC Central Park statues, [Rabbit] in "Remember Me" which opens this weekend? :-)

    Yes, I know of "Alice" but I'm not a fan of Johnny Depp so I'll wait to see "Alice."

    But I am a fan of the actor in "Remember Me," so I'm going to that. :-)


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