|1939 movie poster for "The Wizard of Oz"|
If you have been reading my blog, you know I can find transferware patterns that relate to almost everything. The patterns and the words seen here are a bit sweet, but they echo Dorothy's wish.
|David Lockhart & Co. (1876-1898), Victoria Pottery Scotland, 5.5 inch porringer.|
|Maker Unknown, 4.94 inch plate printed with the words: "I've taught my heart the way to prize/My home, sweet home."|
I have watched "The Wizard of Oz" more than a dozen times. I never find it boring. Two of my favorite lines in the movie, "There is no place like home" and "I don't think we are in Kansas anymore" are as meaningful to me today as they were when I first heard them in 1948. As a four year old, I understood the love of home with a pure passion. Now, I just miss my wonderful childhood and family of origin. I also understood that Dorothy was not in Kansas anymore. Kansas was in black and white and Oz was in technicolor! I learned early that life can be viewed in black and white and in technicolor.
You can stop reading here unless you want to know more about the "Wizard of Oz." As a seven year old, I discovered that my library in Philadelphia had a large collection of Oz books. I read all of the books in my local library, so the librarian sent a request to the main library for more. I read most of the Oz books by the time I was ten. I think there were 37 or 38 books. I even bought, with my own money, a few Oz books at Leary's Book Store (a place as magical to me as Oz). I still have the books.
|Cover of the 1900 original edition of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum|
|Here is the back cover of the book.|