R a b b i t v i l l e
Toni Donelow Stewart
Sunday, October 27, 2002
Note: The pictures
here, except for the bunnies
asleep in their beds, were not
intended for this story but I've
included them because they were
bunnies pics of Toni and this is
about a town full of bunnies.
She had special love for our
furry friends. If
you look into the eyes of any of
her creatures, you will see the
joy and wonderment of childhood
Toni gave all of her wonderful
There once was a
town filled with rabbits. It was called
small rabbits, every size of rabbit lived in
The rabbits of
Rabbitville came in all colors and all
Some wore big
hats, some wore small hats, and some wore no
hats at all.
singing rabbits, and teacher rabbits, and
rabbits to wind the clocks.
rabbits that grew gardens, and rabbits that
lived in tree trunks (some lived down rabbit
holes) and rabbits that lived in quaint
In the spring,
there was a May Fair for all the rabbits of
8. At the May Fair,
some of the young rabbits danced around the
There was word
about the Easter Rabbit, but most had only
heard of him in Rabbitville.
there was the Summer Festival, and all the
rabbits of Rabbitville spent the day sharing
good foods and then later, stood around a
huge bonfire in the summer evening sharing
tales of their forebears. They called it
“finding summer,” and indeed they had found
In the fall,
the rabbits of Rabbitville would pick apples
from the trees and store root vegetables
like squash, and pumpkins and apples in
their root cellars. Some of the rabbits who
were the best cooks would make wonderful
And when the
cold of winter set in over Rabbitville, the
young rabbits would play in the snow,
wearing knitted mitts and warm fuzzy coats
to top their own fluffy furry ones. They
would make snow angels and big white snow
bunnies, and drink hot chocolate by roaring
fires when they came inside.
was wonderful in Rabbitville! The citizens
would dress the village up in bright colors
and decorate the trees with beautiful little
It was a
special time to be in Rabbitville . . .
the children of Rabbitville happily fell
asleep on Christmas Eve, snuggled up in
their beds dreaming of Christmas Day.
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