Posts Tagged ‘nostalgia’

When we were little, we had the orange set of Childcraft, a division of World Book Encyclopedia.  Although I’ve gotten rid of many of the volumes (as they’re out of date in areas such as science), I still have the two that have classic children’s poems and stories.  Here’s one of my favorites that I also read to our girls from a beautiful board book.  Its rhythms are perfect for getting ready to sleep.  It makes me happy just to read it again.  And with that, I’m off to bed.

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I have many happy, nostalgic memories, most involving family, travel, reading, horses, or all of the above.  But driving home from work, contemplating today’s challenge, I thought of my box of children’s 45 rpm records.  My mom kept these and I plan to have them put on CD’s.  We spent many hours listening to the stories and music on these various records, many of which I still recall and can sing or recite.  The white tags on the sleeves are where my mom numbered them before putting them in the box, 47 in total, ending with an adapted version of “Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Mendelssohn and, of course, Shakespeare.

© janet m. webb 2016

This week’s Photo Challenge theme is “Frame.”  (Have to say that the song “Fame” is now stuck in my head.)  I’m going outside the box (another frame?) a bit  (but the bars are framing it) to share a photo that brought a huge smile to my face as well as a lot of memories when I spotted it in a window in Plombières-les-Bains, France in July.  Took me back to my college days, when my best friend, Al, made me cassette after cassette of favorite songs, probably on Memorex.  “Smoke on the Water”, anyone?

© janet m. webb 2016