Wonderful globes are often in the collectibles case at thrift stores. I missed this one. I was looking over the case as I walked by and was expecting to see a traditional globe with a blue ocean. The sweet clerk, who knows I am always looking for globes, motioned to me. “I have one today. I hoped you would come in.”
She pointed. I bought it.
It is very, very heavy. I have since seen copies of this globe which are lightweight but they don’t come close to this original.
I found the resin binoculars with a leather strap at Savers. They seemed just right for this particular globe.
This globe is painted a metallic red.
It is embellished after the theme of a favorite Primary song:
Jesus once was a little child, a little child like me.
And He was pure and meek and mild as a little child should be.
I used the art of the talented children’s illustrator Freya Blackwood.
I love her books and her style.
This globe includes all of the important words of the song.
Pure. Meek. Mild.
As a little child should be
“Try to be like Him. Try, try try.”
“Begin where you are but don’t stay where you are.