King Ludwig II Fun

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Today, no childhood memories of my own, but a few that my kids made this week — and some that I made with other children. Tuesday was busy for us: last day of school!

last day of school

Awards ceremony for the youngest …
school awards ceremony

And for the middle …

school awards ceremony

The oldest was in high school, and all ya get there on the last day is a bunch of finals. Preparation for real life? 🙂

Anyway, my day also included something fun: a presentation at the local library about my latest book, Not So Happily Ever After: The Tale of King Ludwig II. If you know me, you know that I’m a big Ludwig fan. I’d happily talk to anyone, anywhere about this wonderfully eccentric historical character. So to have a captive audience of (very well-behaved) kids for an hour? Pure heaven.

Mad King Ludwig II program

Here we go …

library program
It was fun to see the parents and kids both enjoying sketching their own “dream castles” after hearing about the wonderful neat things Ludwig incorporated into his fairy castles. An indoor cave? A table that rises down through the floor and comes up again, set with dinner? An indoor stage perfect for Wagner operas? Check, check, and check — and that’s just the beginning of Ludwig’s magnificent homes. You really have to read about them to believe them. Even the newspaper came to the program!

King Ludwig II program kids
Here are all the finished products. I can almost hear King Ludwig saying, Sehr gut!

Read more about King Ludwig and his too-good-to-be-true life story at Not So Happily Ever After: The Tale of King Ludwig II.

2 thoughts on “King Ludwig II Fun

  1. It’s encouraging to see you all four ended the school year on a positive note! May your summer go as well.

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