Autumn With Dick and Jane

Autumn Has Arrived

This nostalgic print is from a primer entitled FALL IS HERE, copyright 1948.  What better way to celebrate the first day of autumn, 2010, than with Dick and his faithful pup, Spot.

In surveys, fall is voted favorite season, running a close second to spring.  I’m voting with the majority on this one.  Some see the advent of autumn as an unhappy prelude to winter when everything turns brown and cold creeps in.  I see it as a time of harvest and refreshing.

Whatever your perspective, “Come.  Come and see, Jane.  See the leaves fall.”  It must be autumn.


About Sharon L. Clemens

Sharon and husband Merle and their children owned and operated a specialty shop and restaurant in a restored dairy barn for thirteen years in a village in Illinois. After closing their restaurant, they converted the barn into the family home and moved their shop to the garden level. They operated a collectable shop as a home-based business for another thirteen years before retiring to the country life. Sharon has been a special feature guest on the local NBC telelvision affiliate and has spoken professionally on topics relating to herb gardening and cottage lifestyle. In addition to conducting workshops and programs, Sharon writes a weekly cottage lifestyle e-newsletter called “Cottage Chat” and a Word Press blog: Seasons of Farm Grove. She has written five novels, The Younger Girl, Door County Cottage, Timeless-A Door County Love Story, Door County Cabin and Door County Escape, love stories with traditional values set in Door County, Wisconsin.
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4 Responses to Autumn With Dick and Jane

  1. Mae Robinson says:

    What a precious reminder of the Dick and Jane books and the coming of Autumn.
    Thank you.

    • Sharon L. Clemens says:

      Thanks, Mae. Do you remember Mrs. Hill’s little neighborhood store in the Dick and Jane Books? In retrospect, my fascination with a store right in the neighborhood that sold her baked goods, toys, and everything mother needed probably fueled my desire for my own nostalgic business. That resulted in 26 years in retail in a restored barn. I remember fondly the little neighborhood store in my village when we were young that sold necessities, handled the mail, and had a glassed-in penny candy counter. Oh, the good old days!

  2. Susan Muise says:

    I found this quite by accident – I found DICK AND JANE SHEETS!!! Look at The Vermont Contry Store .com …..

    • Sharon L. Clemens says:


      When I have grand-children, must have Dick & Jane sheets for them when they visit. Thanks for sharing. Visit often.

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