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I've been playing old songs on the ukulele for my ninety-year-old mom. One of my favorites is "By the Beautiful Sea".

By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea,
You and I, you and I, oh! How happy we'll be,
When each wave comes a rollin' in,
We will duck or swim, and we'll float and fool around the water.
Over and under, and then up for air,
Ma is rich, Pa is rich, so now what do we care?
I love to be beside your side, beside the sea,
Beside the seaside, by the beautiful sea.

I hope that this summer you get out into "The Big Blue Room" with someone you like to be beside.

Best thoughts,



Mister Brown Pelican

Make a flock of paper pelicans to fly around the room.

Click here to go to the Pelican and Easy Bird Page

Oh, a wondrous bird is the pelican!
His beak holds more than his belican.
He takes in his beak
Food enough for a week.
But I’ll be darned if I know how the helican.


(Computer Tip – If the new toys are not showing up on your screen, try hitting the refresh button on the browser bar.

If that doesn’t work try emptying your cache.)


An Easy Bird

My husband teaches second grade and he told me that they are not using scissors in the class because they don't have any way of santitize them due to Covid-19. I think that cutting things out of paper is a very fun thing to do and a useful skill to have. So I designed this simple to make paper bird that a child can make with a little grownup help. They can also practice their knot tying when attaching the string.

Click here to go to the Easy Bird and Mister Pelican Page


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