Thursday, July 21, 2011

Treasure Chest Thursday - Bill and the Cows

Treasure Chest Thursday
Bill and the Cows

At book signings for my novels, I am frequently asked when I 'started writing' - meaning stories, novels, etc., I always assume. In a box of 'stuff' I hadn't looked at for a long time, recently, I found the following, that may partially answer the question. It is a piece of tablet paper written in pencil on which I wrote what may be my first 'narrative' - is it fiction or non-fiction? Fiction, I believe. A precursor to my novels, perhaps.

Transcription of 'Bill And the Cows'

One day Bills father said to Bill "Will you go look after the cows"? Bill said that he would. He went and got is bike and a book. He rode to the top of a hill. He started to read in about 10 minutes he looked to see where the cows were. He fond that they had gone on down the hill. He hurried and put them in the lot. THE END


There will likely be some who will note that neither my spelling nor my grammar have improved, much, over these last 60 + years. I will estimate that I was in fifth grade perhaps... 10-11 years old, perhaps... that would be about 1949-50. A nice Treasure Chest item from the past.  ;-)

Families are forever!  ;-)


  1. I absolutely loved this! A true treasure indeed Bill!

  2. I'm always amazed at what people have in their possession! This piece is precious. I wonder if Mother has any of mine.

  3. Yes, Kathleen, I think this one did come from my Mother's stuff - she had some surprising things. I'll post some more, later on.
    Thanks to each of you for the kind comments! ;-)
    P.S. My kids will have a treasure trove to go through in years to come, as well. A pack rat family... ;-)

  4. I love this!!! I saved all or at least a lot of my children's writings and pictures they made in school...I hope to give each of them a box with their keepsakes in them.....Your story is nice...and it is a treasure.

  5. Wonderful idea, Yvette. They are precious! ;-)
    Thanks, so much, for leaving a comment.