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When I pulled into the church parking lot from yesterday's post I noticed this cutie:
just enjoying the view:
I thought of The Story of Ferdinand
. I loved that book as a kid.
“And for all I know he is sitting there still, under his favorite cork tree, smelling the flowers just quietly”
― Munro Leaf, The Story of Ferdinand
Now it's Willy Nilly time!
1) Speaking of favorite childhood books...yesterday I visited Latane Living Life On Main Street
and she posted about a favorite childhood book, Raggedy Ann, which she still owns! It made me think of one of my favorites, the Billy And Blaze
books. In elementary school, we would get library time, about once a week I guess...every time you could find me in the same section, checking out a Billy and Blaze book. I can still picture where in the library they were kept! I have purchased a few of them in the past few years on eBay...just for old times' sake.
2) Another book I would check out on a regular basis from my little library at Johnson Ave Elementary
was a book about Lipizzan Stallions and after much Googling I am 99% positive that THIS
was the book. The cover looks very familiar. I remember checking it out a lot but only to look at the pictures. I LOVED horses!
3) Another memorable read from that time period was Sweet Sue's Adventures
about a skunk. Mostly I remember the yellow cover and the time that I read it. Our family had been camping at the Lemon Grove Rod & Gun Club
. Our whole family were members, my grandparents, my uncle, us and many friends. We camped there about every weekend. Well this one weekend in particular, it rained...like crazy. We were there camping but had to leave because of the rain. My dad was in the Navy and over seas somewhere so my mom had to drive us off the mountain. A little narrow dirt road with steep cliffs on each side. She was following my grandparents and driving our camper and pulling a trailer. I remember us sliding side to side and being terrified we would fall off the side of the cliff. The only thing that saved me was burying my nose into this book! Obviously we made it down safe and sound! Phew!
4) I also LOVED the Childhood Of Famous American
books and read MANY but for some reason Abigail Adams
sticks out the most. (I have bought a few of these for Braden and Dalton to read)
5) My grandma like to read. I remember reading Clarence The TV Dog
and recommending it to her. I gave it to her to read, which she told me she did and she said she really liked it a lot too. Now that I'm older I wonder if she really did read it? ;) (I also bought this on Ebay some time back)
Well, that's mine for the week! And I have to apologize for being so sloooowwww to comment on your blogs this week but I will get around to it! I pinky promise!