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   Posted 11/24/2009 12:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Today we have another Gretchen1 topic. I think this one is going to be fun. What was your favorite childhood story? I'm going to assume this is when we were pretty young, but still old enough to remember the story.

When I was around kindergarten age mom or day would read to me at night. We'd read a few pages of a story book and leave more for the following night. Always something to look forward to. I still have some of the books all these years later. There are two that I loved! First was Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingals Wilder. And the other one, a but more youthful was Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy and the Camel with the Wrinkled Knees. Pretty silly, huh? The books were probably printed around 1950-1955.

What books did you love as a small child?
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   Posted 11/24/2009 1:26 AM (GMT -6)   
As a very young child around 1953, my mother purchased from a traveling book salesman the Child Craft set of books! they were deep orange in color and I just adored them!!! The first two volume was all poems from all the Great poets, and then there was volumes of short stories and the last volumes was of science and industry. I was highly upset when they gave those books to my sister! Anyway although this is not a story it was my favorite poem that came out of these Child Craft Books it is called Twenty Froggies, I even recited it to the entire class when I was in second grade! We had to memorize a short poem and stand in front of the class an recite it! Funny I still remember it and I used to tell it to my kids when they were small, we used to say it in the car when we went on trips. I will teach it to my Granddaughter when she is the right age!

May I indulge myself and and share this childhood poem with you?

Twenty froggies went to school
Down beside a rushing pool
Twenty little coats of green
Twenty vest all white and Clean

We must be on time they say
First we study then we play
That is how we keep the rule
When we Froggies go to school

Master Bullfrog brave and stern
Calls his classes in their turn
Teaches us how to leap and dive
also how to nobly strive
Teaches us how to dodge the blows
From the sticks that bad boys throw

Twenty Froggies grew up fast
Bullfrogs they became at last
Now they sit on other logs
Teaching other little Frogs!

Thank You for letting share a bit of my young childhood .....White Beard

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   Posted 11/24/2009 2:23 AM (GMT -6)   
I loved the library as a child. Read every single Nancy Drew book until she got paired up with the Hardy Boys! And loved the Mary Bolton series (she was a nurse). When I had gone through all the books and was waiting for the next one in the series to come out, I would roam around the library and take home something that looked interesting. One time I came home with Gone With the Wind, and my parents promptly took it away. I guess I was a little too young for Scarlet! LOL

But my favorite book of all time is To Kill a Mockingbird. I stil have my childhood coy, which is held together by a rubber band! I used to love reading under the covers at night with a flashlight so my Mom thought I was alseep. I kind of think they knew, though! I used to carry a book with me everywhere, and always had my nose in it. Maybe it's a habit I need to return to!


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   Posted 11/24/2009 7:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Some of you ladies out there may remember when wrap around skirts were popular. They were held on by tying them. When I was about 7yrs old we were at recess and playing outside on the playground at school and I had on my wrap around skirt that day. I remember it was dark green corduroy. Unknowing to me my skirt had come untied and was slipping down as we played. When the other kids saw it sliding down under my coat everyone started laughing and teasing me. My coat covered my bottom but it was still one of the most embarrasing moments of my life. I may be 52 but I'll never forget that day.
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   Posted 11/24/2009 9:10 AM (GMT -6)   
What a great book, To Kill a Mockingbird.  And to think she (Nell Harper Lee)  never published another one. 
My very first book was Go Dog Go.  I memorized it by about 3 and my parents thought I was a genius!  But alas, it was just the start of many tricks and pranks I was to pull!!! 
Perhaps we should start a thread of current good reads.  I recently read The Help, by Kathryn Stockett.  It is amazing!!  Awesome themes about having the courage to find and be yourself. 
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   Posted 11/24/2009 11:09 AM (GMT -6)   
I loved Jack and the BeanStalk! Still do. FE Fi FO FUM!!!
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