Amelia Bedelia doesn’t consider herself much of an artist, but when instructed to “draw the drapes,” she pulls out her notepad and sketches them as best she can. Mr. and Mrs. Rogers really like Amelia Bedelia’s pie and only forgive her after tasting it. Draw the drapes Amelia Bedilia! Language: english. You can count on the well-meaning Amelia Bedelia to take things to hilariously literal extremes. It's an early reader book, so children in primary grades can take satisfaction in reading the book on their own. I remember reading this as a kid :) Very funny book. (v) What was meant: Draw (pull shut or open) the drapes when the sun comes in. A second idea is raised at the end of the book when Mr. and Mrs. Rogers are about to fire Amelia, but then sample her lemon­ meringue pie. Series: Amelia Bedelia 1. Dear Amelia is so eager to please her new employers that she does exactly what they ask of her. When Mrs. Rogers asks her to "dress up the chicken," the family dinner winds up wearing overalls and socks. Did Amelia Bedelia need forgiveness? Original questions and guidelines for philosophical discussion by Henry Liedl and Natalie Bulger. Why or why not? “Draw the drapes,” Mrs. Rogers tells her; Amelia Bedelia reaches for pen and paper. (age 8) I recommend the book “Amelia Bedelia” because she is funny. When your friend tells you that he is “okay,” but looks really sad, is he actually telling you he is okay? Please read our short guide how to send a book to Kindle. After she did that, Mr. and Mrs. Rogers came back. ( Log Out /  This Level 2 I Can Read is perfect for kids who read on their own but still need a little help. Amelia Bedelia draws the drapes with a pencil and sketchpad. When it is, we are left wondering if a curtain should be drawn with a pencil or drawn closed by a hand. Jul 18, 2013 - Amelia Bedelia is Mr. and Mrs. Roger’s new maid, and she has a big list of things to do while they are away. See,” said Amelia Bedelia. Here's Amelia's mind process: People Say. Ask Amelia to draw the drapes, and you will get a drawing of drapes. Next she is asked to "Draw the drapes when the sun comes in." Ask Amelia to draw the drapes, and you will get a drawing of drapes. At the end of the book, Mr. and Mrs. Rogers are so upset with Amelia Bedelia for not following their directions that, had not been for her lemon­ meringue pie, she would have been fired. Enjoy! It will keep you tongue-tied. The list says I should measure two cups of rice. All languages are filled with figurative phrases in their prose and poetry that are easily lost in translation when translators and readers are unfamiliar with foreign cultures. As one of the largest collegiate ethics institutes in the country, the Prindle Institute for Ethics’ uniquely robust national outreach mission serves DePauw students, faculty and staff; academics and scholars throughout the United States and in the international community; life-long learners; and the Greencastle community in a variety of ways. She was just supposed to open the drapes. For nearly half a century, Amelia Bedelia has been turning ordinary tasks into extraordinary fun. This is a vocal recording of the book "Amelia Bedelia" with images from the book. How does forgiving someone once affect whether you forgive that same person again. Or am I describing something figuratively? Is it partially Amelia Bedelia’s fault that the word literally has become a too-common almost-meaningless adverb we all drop into sentences whether or not we actually mean what we are saying literally? Hardcover, 9780060201869, 0439452740 The title character had a habit of taking every word literally and out-of-context: “Amelia Bedelia, the sun will fade the furniture. A hearty welcome to Amelia Bedelia—and long may she reign! "Cutting them is changing them, right?" When she's told to "draw the drapes," Amelia Bedelia gets out her pad and pencil. P: (765) 658-4075, Monday - Friday: 8AM - 7PM Saturday-Sunday: closed, National High School Model UN Ethics Resources, Original questions and guidelines for philosophical discussion, Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. But they sure do ask her to do strange things! Amelia Bedelia follows the list word for word. It seems like Amelia Bedelia does not take into account any context. Ask her to dust the furniture, and she will cover everything in dust. Draw the drapes when the sun comes in - Drew a picture of the drapes. Dress the chicken - Put clothes on the chicken. Greencastle, IN 46135 Humorous (fiction), Trade Book, Lexile 340 . Pages: 36. But they sure do ask her to do strange things! Trusting the Bible when Truth and Tradition Collide. How can people change the way they word questions to help everyone understand? One place where the word literally gets above-average use is the church. As of Jan 04 21. She “puts out the lights” by hanging all of the household light bulbs on the clothesline. Amelia Bedelia is the maid for these rich people who give her tasks with double meanings. Amelia Bedelia Amelia Bedelia Amelia Bedelia Amelia Bedelia Amelia Bedelia Amelia Bedelia Amelia Bedelia. Send-to-Kindle or Email . Difficulty: Average. Presumably, they will say that they would not do what Amelia did, but instead what Mr. and Mrs. Rogers wanted. Peggy Parish knows what strikes children as side-splittingly funny and Fritz Siebel has drawn Amelia Bedelia and her literal-minded actions to perfection. Click here for the lowest price! Save for later . It's an early reader book, so children in primary grades can take satisfaction in reading the book on their own. "The folks are back!" The list says to dust the furniture, draw the drapes, and dress the turkey. Too often people end stories by saying, “That literally blew my mind!” No, no it didn’t, or you wouldn’t be sitting there. As I was writing about biblical translation techniques for Blue Eye Shadow, I ran across a social media post claiming that only the King James Version of the Bible has literally preserved God’s Word. (v) What was meant: Draw (pull shut or open) the drapes when the sun comes in. Nonetheless, she dutifully locates the "Dusting Powder" in the bathroom, and proceeds to sprinkle it all over the living-room furniture and floor. The book is about when Amelia Bedelia cleans the Rogers' house and messed up. Amelia Bedelia (I Can Read Level 2) by Peggy Parish, Fritz Siebel. Next she is asked to "Draw the drapes when the sun comes in." Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Find tips for leading a philosophical discussion on our Resources page. “Love” is represented by a heart in English, but ancient Israelites might have used a lotus instead. When Mr. and Mrs. Rogers came home, Mrs. Rogers was mad because Amelia did … But when Amelia Bedelia draws the drapes or dresses a chicken, the results are hilariously different than might be expected! Ask her to dust the furniture, and she will cover everything in dust. But, rather than keeping order, Amelia Bedelia creates disarray. That particular blunder by Amelia—sketching a picture instead of closing the curtains—especially bothered me as a kid. She enjoyed it so much she read it again to my five year old son. Fast. Amelia Bedelia. This drawing was with pencil. After taking her pie out to cool, Amelia Bedelia goes on to “measure two cups of rice” — with a tape measure. Man that stuff is messy. Amelia Bedelia is Mr. and Mrs. Roger’s new maid, and she has a big list of things to do while they are away. In Amelia Bedelia there are many examples of semantics being used, particularly the use of homophony, pragmatics, ... What the list said: Draw the drapes when the sun comes in. She “puts out the lights” by hanging all of the household light bulbs on the clothesline. She does not take into account the fact that she was hired as a housekeeper. She showed the Rogers' everything she did! However, Mr. and Mrs. Rogers are only keeping Amelia Bedelia because they like her pie. Please login to your account first; Need help? If things get a bit mixed up, well, that's okay. By the time I was in school and able to check out books from the library, I couldn’t get enough of Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish. Peggy Parish knows what strikes children as side-splittingly funny and Fritz Siebel has drawn Amelia Bedelia and her literal-minded actions to perfection. I was shocked by what I read. How else do we communicate besides words? Ask her to dust the furniture, and she will cover everything in dust. Language: english. In Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia (1972), the obvious traps in baseball terminology, from stealing bases to running home, inevitably tickle beginning readers. I’m not much of a hand at drawing, but I’ll try.” So Amelia Bedelia sat right down and she drew those drapes.2 The Amelia Bedelia series have been favorite children’s books for almost forty years. It's literal-minded Amelia Bedelia's first day of work as the Rodgers' maid, and boy, are they in for a big surprise because she doesn't quite get figurative language. This quiz is about the book "Amelia Bedelia" by Peggy Parish. I asked you to draw the drapes,” said Mrs. Rogers. In Amelia Bedelia there are many examples of semantics being used, particularly the use of homophony, pragmatics, ... What the list said: Draw the drapes when the sun comes in. This quiz is about the book "Amelia Bedelia" by Peggy Parish. And Amelia Bedelia does just that: she carefully sprinkles dust all over the furniture; … Amelia Bedelia books are funny, thoughtful, and spark the imaginations of children. "The folks are back!" "At my house we undust the furniture." Amelia Bedelia thought about this a minute. said Amelia Bedelia. However, given that she is a housekeeper, we can infer that she was being asked to remove dust from the furniture. And when she's driving toward a fork in the road, she's also on the lookout for a spoon. It will keep kids happy. But they sure do ask her to do strange things! Edited June 2020 by The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics. 2. But when Amelia Bedelia draws the drapes or dresses a chicken, the results are hilariously different than might be expected! The misuse of the word has become one of my adult pet peeves. How is his body language telling you something different? Don’t get me wrong: I enjoy the KJV. And when she's driving toward a fork in the road, she's also on the lookout for a spoon. Amelia Bedelia. Next she is asked to "Draw the drapes when the sun comes in." Is it possible for everyone to always understand each other? Like this. This will be easy with my tape measure. How odd, Amelia thinks to herself. I was not feeling this assignment when we began tonight, but once I stepped back from the drawing (2 solid hours later), it actually looked pretty good. So Amelia Bedelia sat right down and she drew those drapes. 4. When Amelia Bedelia is involved, everything always turns out perfectly in the end! In the same book, she's told to "Draw the drapes." Jan. 29, 2013 — -- Possibly the most successful house maid in the world, the children's book character Amelia Bedelia, turns 50 today, with a new line of books to mark the milestone. I’m not much of a hand at drawing, but I’ll try.” 25. And Amelia Bedelia put the lights out. Amelia Bedelia and every second grader in America know better. This classic about the housekeeper who follows her chore list literally features cartoonlike illustrations that are simple and charming. If things get a bit mixed up, well, that's okay. I asked you to draw the drapes,” said Mrs. Rogers. The anger that so many of the 100+ respondents hold toward other Bible versions and the people who translated them or prefer them leaves no room for grace and love of others. Soon she doesn't know what to do so she makes lemon meringue pie. Likewise, King James’s seventeenth-century British subjects declared love with spoons, whereas spooning has a totally different meaning to Westerners today. When Amelia was asked to "Draw the Drapes," she took a piece of paper and drew a picture of the drapes. Even though she thinks she understands the list, she does everything wrong (at least in the eyes of Mr. and Mrs. Rogers). What Amelia thought: Draw (produce a picture or diagram by making lines and marks on paper) the drapes when the sun comes in. Children love reading about the antics of silly Amelia Bedelia for myriad reasons. Drawing a picture of the drapes, stringing up the beans and spreading icing on the fish are just a few of the jobs she performs for Mr. and Mrs. Rogers, and just when she is at the brink of losing her job, she is saved only by her delicious baked goods. From dressing the chicken to drawing the drapes, Amelia Bedelia does exactly what Mr. and Mrs. Rogers tell her to do. Such as draw the drapes, instead of closing the drapes she literally takes out pencil and paper and draws the drapes. Dress the chicken! Amelia Bedelia got some lace and string, and when the steak got there, she trimmed the fat. ( Log Out /  What do you do if you do not understand your instructions? Children love reading about the antics of silly Amelia Bedelia for myriad reasons. Ask Amelia to draw the drapes, and you will get a drawing of drapes. Parish created other series around likable adults, like Granny Guntry and Aunt Emma. God’s truth never changes, but languages do. Amelia Bedelia follows the list word for word. She was always well-intentioned but consistently struggled to understand the difference between what people said and what they meant. Change the towels! But that is literally impossible. Next she is asked to "Draw the drapes when the sun comes in." When told to dust the furniture, she uses fancy perfumed dusting powder to sprinkle over everything. I remember reading this as a kid :) Very funny book. The title character had a habit of taking every word literally and out-of-context: “Amelia Bedelia, the sun will fade the furniture. It's about Amelia Bedelia getting a job for a rich couple and they provide her a list of things to do around the house when they are out. Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book #7: Amelia Bedelia Sets Sail par Herman Parish aux éditions Greenwillow Books. When Amelia Bedelia is involved, everything always turns out perfectly in the end! Draw the drapes! In 2019, the Prindle Institute partrnered with Thomas Wartenberg and became the digital home of his Teaching Children Philosophy discussion guides. We shouldn’t want to emulate Amelia in this way, especially in our relationships with Scripture. Ask Amelia to draw the drapes, and you will get a drawing of drapes. Amelia Bedelia takes everything literally. And if you ask Amelia to dress the chicken, you'd better brace yourself! Humorous (fiction), Trade Book, Lexile 340 . Played 579 times. I used that word a lot in my new book about how to read the Bible, and each time I checked myself: Do I really mean literally? The list says to dust the furniture, draw the drapes, and dress the turkey. Mrs. Rogers asked that Amelia Bedelia put out the lights after she was finished in the living room. On her first day of work (Amelia Bedelia, 1963), the maid dusts with dusting powder and sketches the drapes when asked to draw them. Then Mr. Rogers stuffed a piece of lemon Meringue pie in her mouth because she was about to fire Amelia Bedelia because she was steaming … This Level 2 I Can Read is perfect for kids who read on their own but still need a little help. Amelia Thinks "I'm not much of an artist..." "Is it a boy or a girl chicken?" My seven year old daughter read it on a car trip. Written by Peggy Parish Illustrated by Fritz Siebel Reviewed by Ro A. Dear Amelia is so eager to please her new employers that she does exactly what they ask of her. She held up her picture.*. Then, she went and got some fabric, and started to cut some clothes for the chicken. They were not impressed. Mr. Roger finds a lemon-meringue pie that Amelia baked. As I got deeper into the post, I realized how ill-informed they were about language. It's a vintage story so some things are old fashion and out of date. Draw the drapes when the sun comes in – She drew a picture of the drapes. This raises the question of what is required to cause a need for forgiveness. They are gorgeous; but they are energy inefficient, let in all sorts of road noise, and without that modern low-E coating new windows have, my upholstery started fading. is such a fun book that kids of all ages will enjoy. Next she is asked to "Draw the drapes when the sun comes in." Amelia Bedelia is asked to “dust the furniture,” so she proceeds to literally put dust on the furniture. Send-to-Kindle or Email . Amelia Bedelia got some lace and string, and when the steak got there, she trimmed the fat. Draw the drapes when the sun comes in - Drew a picture of the drapes. Then you may ask why Amelia Bedelia did what she did and whether they can imagine a situation in which Amelia Bedelia could have done the right thing. What Amelia thought: Draw (produce a picture or diagram by making lines and marks on paper) the drapes when the sun comes in. Many Christian literalists, even those brazen enough to study the NKJV, claim their Bibles contain word-for-word literal translations of the Hebrew and Greek. Preview. Average score for this quiz is 6 / 10. Amelia Bedelia. Well, I’m not very good at drawing, but I’ll try to make a good picture for Mrs. Rogers. Would you have forgiven Amelia Bedelia? "Draw the drapes? How do we know that? Many argued for sola KJV with half-facts or complete ignorance of Scripture’s historical development and translation process. So when she is asked to “dress a chicken” she makes clothes for a chicken, she measures rice with a measuring tape, and literally draws the drapes. So cute! She switched off the lights. The title character had a habit of taking every word literally and out-of-context: “Amelia Bedelia, the sun will fade the furniture. This can lead to a discussion about language and communication, about what it takes to understand and to be understood. Humorous (fiction), Trade Book, Lexile 340 . By asking whether the children would have forgiven Amelia Bedelia, they are given a chance to formulate their idea of what forgiveness is and explore when they think forgiveness is necessary. I asked you to draw the drapes,” said Mrs. Rogers. I had to explain "drawing" the drapes and "dressing" the chicken to my five year old. She recruits a train conductor to lead an orchestra. It's literal-minded Amelia Bedelia's first day of work as the Rodgers' maid, and boy, are they in for a big surprise because she doesn't quite get figurative language. When Mr. and Mrs. Rogers came home, Mrs. Rogers was mad because Amelia did everything wrong. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. When Amelia Bedelia was asked to “dust the furniture”, we know that she is supposed to undust the furniture, not put dust on the furniture. It's literal-minded Amelia Bedelia's first day of work as the Rodgers' maid, and boy, are they in for a big surprise because she doesn't quite get figurative language. A hearty welcome to Amelia Bedelia - and long may she reign! Amelia Bedelia was one of my favorite literary characters when I was younger. So of course, Amelia sits down with a sketchpad and gives it her best shot. But when Amelia Bedelia draws the drapes or dresses a chicken, the results are hilariously different than might be expected! From dressing the chicken to drawing the drapes, Amelia Bedelia does exactly what Mr. and Mrs. Rogers tell her to do. What does it feel like to forgive someone? Measure two cups of rice - Poured rice in two coffee cups, stacked them, measured them with a ruler, then dumped the rice back in the box. She holds a master’s degree of theological studies in Hebrew Scripture and Interpretation from Harvard University, hosts The Red-Haired Archaeologist podcast, has ghostwritten for popular Christian authors, and contributed to The Voice Bible translation. Do you think, then, that really did. Amelia Bedelia was one of my favorite literary characters when I was younger. So Amelia Bedelia sat right down and she drew those drapes. Difficulty: Average. Amelia Bedelia works as a housekeeper for Mr. and Mrs. Rogers. I loved Amelia Bedelia as a child (I remember I asked my mother what draw the curtains meant). Can you imagine a situation where one word can have multiple meanings? Amelia Bedelia thought it was strange, but she put them outside to air on the clothesline. Save for later . It's a vintage story so some things are old fashion and out of date. Change ), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window). From dressing the chicken to drawing the drapes, Amelia Bedelia does exactly what Mr. and Mrs. Rogers tell her to do. The children can think about when they think forgiveness is required, which can expand into a discussion about what they take forgiveness to mean. She makes sponge cake with a real sponge. You may start by asking what the children would have done with Mr. and Mrs. Rogers’ chore list. Amelia Bedelia draws the drapes with a pencil and sketchpad. Peggy Parish knows what strikes children as side-splittingly funny and Fritz Siebel has drawn Amelia Bedelia and her literal-minded actions to perfection. 3. For those that need an Amelia Bedelia refresher, she's the "literal-minded housekeeper". Parish created other series around likable adults, like Granny Guntry and Aunt Emma. When Amelia was asked to "Draw the Drapes," she took a piece of paper and drew a picture of the drapes. Throughout the book,​Amelia Bedelia​, Amelia does her best to understand the list of chores given to her by Mr. and Mrs. Rogers. Peggy Parish knows what strikes children as side-splittingly funny and Fritz Siebel has drawn Amelia Bedelia and her literal-minded actions to perfection. Do you always understand what your teacher tells you to do? Maybe it was the result of being an only child—reading is usually a solitary activity—or maybe I just love stories. *Peggy Parish, Amelia Bedelia (1963; New York: HarperFestival, 1999), 48. She “dresses the chicken,” but in lederhosen (an homage to Siebel’s Austrian childhood). So when she is asked to “dress a chicken” she makes clothes for a chicken, she measures rice with a measuring tape, and literally draws the drapes. How does forgiving someone change your feelings towards them? Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. In the seventh chapter book in the New York Times bes The idea of faded or stained fabric worried little me to no end! ... Good Driving, Amelia Bedelia, picked up right where his aunt left off. For example, instead of closing the drapes when asked to “draw the drapes,” she draws a picture of the drapes in a notebook. That’s what it says. She was just supposed to open the drapes. How does the way in which words are said change their meaning? The list says to dust the furniture, draw the drapes, and dress the turkey. Do you believe that she made mistakes? View all posts by Amanda Hope Haley. I have always been an avid reader. So of course, Amelia sits down with a sketchpad and gives it her best shot. Amelia Bedelia thought very literally, so she took out a pad and began to draw a picture of the drapes on the paper even though she wasn't the best drawer. It's about Amelia Bedelia getting a job for a rich couple and they provide her a list of things to do around the house when they are out. The book is about when Amelia Bedelia cleans the Rogers' house and messed up. Read aloud video by Briana Amber (no adds). Title: Microsoft Word - 3.RL.4 - Amelia Bedelia with Literal and Non-literal Language.docx Author: Lauren DeWees Created Date: 11/11/2012 2:15:45 PM This can expand into how one word can have multiple meanings and ultimately, how context or implicature play into the things that we try to communicate. Please read our short guide how to send a book to Kindle. Amanda Hope Haley is a lover of the Bible—its God, its words, and its history. Measure two cups of rice – She poured rice into two coffee cups, stacked them, and measured them with a tape measure. She recruits a train conductor to lead an orchestra. A hearty welcome to Amelia Bedelia—and long may she reign! When, on her first day as the Rogers's maid, Amelia Bedelia follows directions to dust the furniture, she applies a coat of dusting powder to it, and by the time she "draws" the drapes, children will giggle over her silly mistakes. File: PDF, 5.33 MB. But language should not be flattened into definitions and grammar. Pages: 36. But when Amelia Bedelia draws the drapes or dresses a chicken, the results are hilariously different than might be expected! My favorite was when she was asked to dress the chicken, she dresses it in tiny clothes instead of seasoning it. I did! How odd, Amelia thinks to herself. If you aren't already familiar with Amelia, she is a literal minded maid who uses dusting powder to "dust" the furniture, a pen and paper to "draw" the drapes, and ribbon and lace to "trim" the fat on the steak. When told to draw the drapes, she tests out her artistic skills, and to change the towels, she cuts them up and resews them into something completely different. said Amelia Bedelia. She takes each instruction she is given with an absurd literalism. She makes sponge cake with a real sponge. Amelia Bedelia is Mr. and Mrs. Roger’s new maid, and she has a big list of things to do while they are away. It's an early reader book, so children in primary grades can take satisfaction in reading the book on their own. It has become fashionable for some Christians to brag that they take every word of their chosen Bible translation “literally,” as would Amelia Bedelia. File: PDF, 5.33 MB. The Bible’s literature is simply too deep and too creative to have its range of meanings diminished to fit into our narrow minds. They were not impressed. Categories: Fiction. As they see everything that she did wrong Mrs. Rogers keeps getting angry. I told them an idiom is a word or phrase that says one thing but means another. When she was told to draw the curtains, instead of closing them, she literally drew a picture of them. It's literal-minded Amelia Bedelia's first day of work as the Rodgers' maid, and boy, are they in for a big surprise because she doesn't quite get figurative language. (v) … Ask Amelia to draw the drapes, and you will get a drawing of drapes. Categories: Fiction. Amelia Bedelia Amelia Bedelia Amelia Bedelia Amelia Bedelia Amelia Bedelia Amelia Bedelia Amelia Bedelia. So of course, Amelia sits down with a sketchpad and gives it her best shot. ISBN 10: 0-590-09069-0. Amelia Bedelia came back to haunt me when we bought our late-nineteenth-century American Foursquare. In the book, she says, “at my house, we un­dust the furniture.” She understands that what she is being told to do is not what is typically done, but because she takes statements literally, she adds dust to the furniture. In Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia (1972), the obvious traps in baseball terminology, from stealing bases to running home, inevitably tickle beginning readers. Amelia Bedelia Parish Peggy. When told to "draw the drapes, string the beans or ice the fish" Amelia Bedelia, a literal minded adult, does exactly as told. That’s what it says. If things get a bit mixed up, well, that's okay. Amelia Bedelia Parish Peggy. Fortunately, Amelia Bedelia's baking, especially her lemon meringue pie, more than compensates for her many misunderstandings. Put the lights out when you finish in the living room – She took all the light bulbs out of their sockets and hung them on the clothesline. I particularly prefer its use of “charity” rather than “love” in 1 Corinthians 13 because Paul is not discussing romantic love in that letter, as modern readers tend to assume when the chapter is read out of its context. Such as draw the drapes, instead of closing the drapes she literally takes out pencil and paper and draws the drapes. 2961 W County Road 225 S Amelia Bedelia marked off about the drapes. Measure two cups of rice - Poured rice in two coffee cups, stacked them, measured them with a ruler, then dumped the rice back in the box. Insisting that every word of Scripture must have a literal meaning that is the same in all languages at all times limits the power of words and ideas. Draw the drapes when the sun comes in. "At my house we undust the furniture." Preview. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Nonetheless, she dutifully locates the "Dusting Powder" in the bathroom, and proceeds to sprinkle it all over the living-room furniture and floor. Dress the chicken - … After she did that, Mr. and Mrs. Rogers came back. It still has the original wavy-glass windows. Mr. and Mrs. Rogers forgave Amelia Bedelia for the mistakes they believed she made. 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