I'm a farm girl. I was an only child until I was 12 years old. I spent my summers playing with my Aunt Linda. But even then, I really spent most of my time reading. My Aunt would come to my house to spend time with me and she would get so irritated because if I was really interested in a book - I would just shut out all around me and read!
My mom read to me as a young child.
"Mr. Wiggs Birthday Party"
A Story from Mary Poppins
This book has my name with the year Mom gave it to me.
I was 3 years old.
"Ben and Me"
This book has my name in it but not the year.
I really think I've had it as long as the other one.
I Loved these two Golden books.
- and still do.
This is an old book Mom would read out of once in awhile.
I had favorite stories -
"William and Jane" by Dorothy Aldis
"The Wind and the Sun" An Aesop Fable
"Elizabeth - The Cow Ghost" by William Pene Du Bois
"The Fish With the Deep Sea Smile" by Margaret Wise Brown
"The Emperor's New Clothes" Adapted from Hans Christian Anderson
I loved being read to!
And I loved to read.
When I was old enough to read myself, this copy of "Little Women" and
a copy of "Gone With the Wind" were books I read every summer.
Reading has always been a very important part of my life.