Monday, September 14, 2009
As a young girl growing up in the 1950's, I had a "nap time" every afternoon. Now my mom who was a stay at home mom (as many mothers were during this time) knew better than to mention the word "nap". She always said, "Let's go and get on the bed and read a while." That sounded much better to me than a nap. And so, we would pile onto the bed with lots of pillows and several books surrounding us. I remember to this day many of the stories we read. Many of them were Little Golden Books. One of my favorite stories was the adventures of Raggedy Ann and Andy. Mother must have also had a book of poems because we read: Wynken, Blynken and Nod by Eugene W. Field, The Duel (The Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat) also by Eugene W. Field and The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear. I can recite many of the lines from these poems by heart. Of course, it wasn't long until I was fast asleep as mother was reading. I attribute my love for reading , writing and language in general to my mother. I learned at an early age that naps are a good thing, and besides you almost always got to hear a good story or some wonderful poetry.
Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit today. I love to have company. May some good naps and interesting reading brighten up your days.
Posted by Vicki at 9:17 PM