Abby was assigned a First Grade reading list for the summer. We checked out several from the library and she began reading through them.
One is A Bargain For Frances. I remembered reading this when I was a little girl. It was published in 1970. The book is about two friends and their desire for a “real china blue tea set.”
As Abby was reading the book to me one morning, she asked what a saucer was. So I showed her one of my teacups and saucers. Then I remembered my play tea set that is blue. As she read the description from the book, I realized it was the exact same pattern as my set given to me by my mother long ago.
So we decided to have a little tea party of our own. Here is the description from the book: "I want a real china tea set with pictures on it in blue. The tea set I want has trees and birds and a Chinese house and a fence and a boat and people walking on a bridge." Do you see them all in the saucer? I was amazed!Abby reads the page from the book.