Wednesday, March 13, 2013

I loved books and reading as a young girl. . .

 
I remember this book quite well.  I absolutely loved it in sixth grade.  All of the girls at Sunset Elementary stood in line waiting to check it out as soon as it was turned in.  I have learned that it is a much sought after book.  One is listed on ebay for $1,000.  It seems that a lot of girls from the later 1950's early 1960's loved it as well.  Do you remember a favorite book from your growing up days?
 
I also loved "Charlotte's Web", "The Boxcar Children" and "Pippi Longstocking"!
 
I found these vintage images of friends.  My sister is my very best friend.  Sisters are like that I think.
 
I appreciate your friendship, dear journaling friends.  I am fortunate to have met you here at "Bunny Cottage".
 
"A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been,  accepts what you have become,
and still, gently allows you to grow".~William Shakespeare

7 comments:

Marianne said...

Hello, dear Vicki...so glad to see you again. I was wondering how you were fairing.

Such sweet photos of friends...friendships are a delightful blessing. I've never read "The Pink Dress", but it sounds very popular. I wasn't much of a reader until my 30s, but I do remember the only Nancy Drew I had about 'the Golden Locket'.

Thank you for sharing, and good to see you're well and happy.

Blessings to you, dear one,
Marianne xox

Lilian Lopez said...

Hello Vicki! beautiful post! I remember some books I used to read again and again as a child and also as a teenager and then I read it to my children,and they enjoyed them too.Lots of memories!!! Have a great week! besos. Lilián.-

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I loved Pippi. That was one of my all time favorites. I also loved reading biographies of famous Americans. Then there were some little Golden Books that I still have and love. I also enjoyed Winnie the Pooh stories and Uncle Wiggly.

Sending you love my friend. I count myself blessed to have met you in the Land of Blog.

XO,

Sheila

jenann said...

I loved books and, by the age of 10, had a ticket for the adult library as we lived next door. I had regularly read two books a day from the children's department, so the staff thought I should move on. Some books were not allowed as I was too young for the content and I was watched over by a sensible and helpful librarian.

I never lost my love of certain childhood favourites though and would still borrow them regularly. Milly-Molly-Mandy,The little Grey Rabbit books, Pippi Longstocking, Pookie, Little House in the Big Woods, The Family From One End Street, Bobby Brewster, Just William, The Chalet School series
are some that remain on my list. I could list a hundred and many are British favourites so may mean nothing to many other people.

I so wanted a sister. Perhaps that's why I liked to read about other girls, but I also wanted the more adventurous life that boys seemed to have all those years ago, hence the naughty but loveable William Brown in Just William.

I'd still love a sister and really feel I missed out being the only girl amongst male siblings and male cousins.Well, my mum is 90 now, so I doubt she'll be giving me that much wanted baby sister!
Jenni

Shirley said...

Reading books at a young age makes for the best stories and lasting memories. I read so many books I can't recall most, but I can recall all the books I read when I was a young girl..sorry the Pink Dress was not one of them, and I can see why it would sell for such a high cost today..I will have to keep my eyes opened at all the paper show's I attend..you never know!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Vicki,
Such a great post!! Loved the photo's....

Hugs,
Deb

Linda said...

Hi Vicki, a beautiful and nostalgic post. Thank you so much for sharing, and Happy Easter.