Sunday, November 25, 2012

Brass Bells

Over time I have read and collected
Anne McCafferty's Dragon Book Series, 
J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter Series, 
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and the Lord of the Ring Series. 
C. S. Lewis Narnia series. 
Magic in many forms.

Finding two dragon motif brass bells this weekend was fitting.

Dragon Motif Brass Bells

Dragon around the brass bell

As a student in a very small country school I answered to the 
Brass School Bell for my first two years of schooling.
(I know, this may be a bell with a much different original purpose so I am romanticizing a bit calling it a school bell)

The 'Tweaking' in this post is threefold; the collages made in PicMonkey, the backgrounds for the bells and the jogging of my dragon dream reading memories over the past 55 years (can't quite remember my young self age when first reading the C.S. Lewis series, I do remember reading every second I could, late into the night with a flashlight too). I am guessing that many of us did the same thing when young (Sue? Claudia? Brenda? Gail? Linda? LV? Audrey? Sally?...)


  1. Maybe it is time for the Dragon's to have their day I think the Vampires have had theirs. Go Dragons!

  2. yup, i read with a flashlight, too.:p
    we used a bell in elementary school, and it was a big deal for a student if he or she was assigned to ring the bell. i'm sure your dragon bell has an interesting bit of history.

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  3. Love the dragon bell. Happy Blue Monday. I played too. Mine are here and here.

  4. Although I've always loved to read, I never read with a flashlight. Note that I shared a bedroom with a tattletale sister! LOL

    Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Blue Monday, Joy.

  5. Enjoyed your story of the brass bells. We had a bell similar to this when I was in school. In fact, I used to have one of the, but over the years it disappeared. Thanks so much for visiting and leaving nice comments.

  6. I'd love to know the history of that dragon bell - so cool.

    I was an avid reader when I was young (still am!), but never read with a flashlight. I DO remember trying to read in the car when it was getting dark though...and doing a lot of squinting!

  7. Cool. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great week,

  8. Love those dragon bells!

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  9. They are different. I like them. I have read all those books as well.

  10. I read any chance I could get as a youngster. And I think I read under the covers with a flashlight, although not for long because my younger, non-reader sister would tell on me.
    Interesting bells. Do you know anything about their history?

  11. J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and the Lord of the Ring Series.
    Probably read this AT LEAST 3x or more over the years before they made the movie :)

  12. I read Nancy Drew in my youth (with flashlight for late night reading when I was supposed to be asleep). You read a lot of wonderful, magical books (who knew they would become such famous movies!) I think everyone likes (needs) a little magic. I've been waiting for the house fairy to show up and dust. She/he/it didn't make it this week, so I'm busy trying to get ready to get ready for Christmas decorating.

  13. Great post. I have never read by flashlight but it sounds like fun. ;)
    Now I read by

  14. Very nice! I read using a gas lamp before.

    My BLUE
    As always, your comment makes me giddy!

  15. What a neat bell that is. Thanks for sharing.

  16. I love bells, how special this post is!


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