A Week About Annie–Fireflies!

Annie lived with her daughter, Mabel, in a little apartment at the back of Mabel’s house. So Annie’s grandson, Martin, got to know her very well.

She would tell Martin stories, like the story of the City Mouse and the Country Mouse.  Several versions of the story are online, one of which can be found at this link to the Library of Congress.

The house is still there!  Here’s a few picture, compliments of Ronald P. Scott.

Wanner home 1

This is a side view of the house, where you can see the back apartment.

Wanner home 2wanner home 3


Behind the house in the last picture is some of the farm land that Mabel’s husband, Martin, farmed.  When I was there, the field was all aglow.  It was on fire with fireflies!  I had never seen fireflies before, and they were truly magical. Ronald was amazed that I had never seen fireflies.  I tried to take a photo of them, but it didn’t turn out too well.  I could have watched them all night!






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