M.Leddy + beverlycleary   29

“We never have any sharp pencils”
Beverly Cleary finds a reason not to write. Her husband buys a pencil sharpener.
may 2018 by M.Leddy
“Plato: Teacher and Theorist”
This paper and its footnotes were to become the stuff of a scene in the 1963 Cleary novel Sister of the Bride.
may 2018 by M.Leddy
Broadening a point
“Best of all, he assigned original compositions but instructed us never to use the expression ‘broaden our horizons‘ because, he said, “the horizon is the point at which the earth and sky meet, and it is impossible to broaden a point.‘ I never have, even though I am not sure I agree.”
may 2018 by M.Leddy
Dowdy finals
Fountain pens, postcards, bells.
BeverlyCleary  dowdyworld  exams 
may 2018 by M.Leddy
“I suspicioned you weren’t.”
Beverly Cleary and a friend find The Century Handbook of Writing a source of hilarity.
BeverlyCleary  usage 
may 2018 by M.Leddy
“Say telephone.”
Claudine and I, who were inclined to giggle at almost anything, found The Century Handbook entertaining. We often quoted examples. If I said, “Phone me this evening,” she replied, “‘Phone. A contraction not employed in formal writing. Say telephone.’”
BeverlyCleary  usage 
april 2018 by M.Leddy
“What would I have done without the library?”
Sixth-grade, and Beverly Cleary (then Bunn) has moved from fairy tales to the Myths and Legends shelves of the Rose City Branch Library.
BeverlyCleary  libraries 
april 2018 by M.Leddy
“A right or wrong hand”
Beverly Cleary learning to write: “No one had ever told me I had a right or wrong hand. I had always used the hand closer to the task.”
BeverlyCleary  handwriting 
april 2018 by M.Leddy
Beverly Cleary, writing by hand
“To me, writing involves my imagination, a handful of 29-cent ball point pens, a stack of paper and time free from interruption.”
BeverlyCleary  handwriting  EBWhite 
september 2016 by M.Leddy
Roguish Gramma
From a Beverly Cleary novel.
july 2016 by M.Leddy
A show of hands: who remembers working out footnotes with a typewriter?
BeverlyCleary  dowdyworld  typewriter 
july 2016 by M.Leddy
Silver and china
Is this the same Rosemary MacLane who said no to silver, not very many pages before?
july 2016 by M.Leddy
Silver or stainless steel
From Sister of the Bride. The kids these days!
july 2016 by M.Leddy
If my life were a Beverly Cleary novel
“Why would anyone drink coffee with breakfast when he could have a nice hot cup of tea instead?”
BeverlyCleary  life 
june 2016 by M.Leddy
Jean Jarrett, letter writer
Beverly Cleary characters writing to their pen pals.
BeverlyCleary  fiction  letters 
june 2016 by M.Leddy
Cursive Quimby
Ramona must be in the clutches of the Palmer Method.
BeverlyCleary  childhood  fiction  handwriting 
may 2016 by M.Leddy
Happy birthday, Beverly Cleary
Beverly Cleary celebrates her hundredth birthday today.
BeverlyCleary  books  childhood  fambly 
april 2016 by M.Leddy
Dowdy-world miracle
Talking on the telephone. From Beverly Cleary’s Fifteen.
BeverlyCleary  dowdyworld  fiction  telephone 
november 2015 by M.Leddy
Quimby economics
Ramona Quimby speaks for us all: "We are scrimping and pinching to make ends meet."
BeverlyCleary  life  literature 
september 2008 by M.Leddy

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