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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Do You Know...

the Little Miss Sunbeam story?  I had no idea until last week I noticed words with the picture on the bread sack:  "Not by bread alone."  On the back of the sack was the story:

"Created by well-known children's book illustrator Ellen Segner in the early 1940s, Little Miss Sunbeam was actually drawn from life, based on a little blue-eyed blond girl Ellen saw playing in New York City's Washington Square Park.  Based upon these drawings, Ms. Segner developed the original oil painting that became the Sunbeam trademark."

I only remember one other painting, the little girl eating buttered bread, so I was surprised to see this one and thought it very appropriate for this time of Thanksgiving, when stores are open all day and I fear our day of thankfulness may be forgotten in years to come.

Happy Thanksgiving to my blogging friends,


  1. I had to get up from the computer to go read the Little Miss Sunbeam story on our loaf of bread...so sweet and, yes, so appropriate, I think.

  2. Quite a story, thank you for sharing. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. I am off to a good start, baked two frozen Marie Calendar pies and overcooked both of them. Will make some real pumpkin pies in the morning. All these aprons and I can't bake a frozen pie. Go figure!

  3. Thanks for sharing that story about Little Miss Sunbeam. It's a precious picture.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Charlotte!

  4. I didn't know this story. Thanks for sharing it. Happy Thanksgiving, Charlotte! :)

  5. Wonderful story. And such goodness to hear. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Hope you have a blessed day.

  6. Didn't know that story. Very interesting. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  7. I sure didn't know this. Thanks for sharing and happy thanksgiving. hugs, xo

  8. That's so cool! I had no idea that was even on the bread bag, even though that's the kind we almost always buy. Just goes to show how we ignore so many little details in life, doesn't it.

  9. Did not know this story.
    I learn from you.
    All is well in the woods
    and so very much to be thankful for
    God is Good...

  10. What a sweet, sweet story. Thank you sharing.