Wednesday, August 20, 2008

This Book...

I have a deep dark secret to confess about myself. One that I try to hide cause it is kinda embarrassing, but dag-gone-it, I must come forth and be honest. I. have. an. addiction. to. thrift. shops. And I cannot stay away. I scour the ends of the earth in thrift shops for three things...

1. Depression Glass
2. First Edition Books
3. Children's Books

And today, oh glorious wonderful today...I found this.... Copyright 1970...and the book that holds more memories for me than any other book. I remember sitting on our burnt orange and black wool plaid chair by our front door on my mamma's lap for hours being read to from this book.

This book is here I learned a good tongue twister.
The book is where my brother would giggle to pieces over the pigs.

This book is where I learned to count to 10.
This book is where I learned how to be a good spouse. This book is where I decided to name my first born Sukey. Eldest Twerp thanks God above that I forgot.
This book is where I learned birth control is essential.
And this book is what I shall pass on.


Thanks, Mom.

12 comments:

Bekah said...

I am loving at your page is playing david grey right now...he makes my heart sing.

I LOVED richard scarry books! loved them.

Beki said...

I still have that book, and a whole collection of Richard Scarry that my mother kept for me to pass along. My boys love them, and I admit. I sneak a peek at them every now and again too.

Beki said...

I still have that book, and a whole collection of Richard Scarry that my mother kept for me to pass along. My boys love them, and I admit. I sneak a peek at them every now and again too.

Becky :) said...

Love that book!!!!! Thrift Stores always have the greatest finds!!!

Amanda said...

I loved this book, too! My MIL kept all my husband's childhood books and sent them to us when we had a baby. When I opened the box, I was happy to see this and other Richard Scarry books. I can't wait until my son is old enough to look at them with me! I hope your kids love it!

Brandy said...

I LOVE Richard Scarrey's books! They are the best...

Heidi said...

Isn't it astounding what memories and emotions a single book from our childhood can give to us? I have a few of those from my own childhood.

It makes me more aware of the books that I share with my boys, wondering which one will flood them with *that feeling* when they see and read it in their adulthood.

Congratulations on your awesome thrift store treasure!

Nicole Mc said...

I *heart* Richard Scarry books. They definitely remind me of my childhood. For some reason i could look at them for hours!! There was always little hidden gems in the drawings, and who could not love a work with a hat on for goodnes sake????

Queen of Everything said...

Yeah, buddy, thrift stores and this place at Westminster and 23rd...Oh I love that musty old smell, and they have EVERTHING! Also the goodwill down by where I get my dog food! What great therapy! Look for anchor hocking american prescutt dishes, star dishes and old pix of Jesus...

feather k said...

I LOVED THIS BOOK TOO!!!! I am so encouraged to look in my totes at my grandfather's house to find it...my aunts better not have donated it to that thrift store...if they did...you owe me a book :)

Chris said...

Don't feel embarrassed about your your confessions. It's makes other people know they can come out of the closet.
I, too, collect depression glass. My grandmother collected the Amber Madrid pieces during the depression. The set was given to my mother when she married and then passed on to me when I got married.
I, too, have a Richard Scarry book. In fact, I have several, but NONE are in as good of condition as that one. WTG!! That is an awesome find!!

Pony Girl said...

I love Richard Scarry! I saw a play last spring at our theater...it was SO good! I loved the worm! ;)