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Daily Prompt: Bedtime Stories

What was your favorite book as a child? Did it influence the person you are now?

I don’t know if I ever had the book…maybe aGolden Book as they call them…

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My Mother would tell me stories all of the time… She amazed me with her memory… and she never seemed to tire of telling me stories… at bedtime… at nap time… when I didn’t feel well… just for fun!…

I listened with great attention to every word

One of my favorites was Peter Rabbit

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… I later found that the author was Beatrix Potter… and that she was also a wonderful artist

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Beatrix Potter when she was young … learning to write and illustrate… and when she was older…

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Castle Cottage… where she lived with her husband…

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Other characters illustrated by Beatrix Potter…

My Mom in telling her stories was very demonstrative… Meaning… that I could just picture the characters and places vividly with her voice and descriptions… She seemed to illustrate with her voice…

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Peter Rabbit was a little naughty… getting into Mr. McGregor’s garden… munching on his fresh carrots and lettuce… Wearing his little blue coat that his hard-working Mother had made him…

I liked that his Mother disciplined him, but also showed her love for him…

Maybe his Mother reminded me of mine… and yes… in its small way… influenced me…

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Rabbit Tobacco…or Chamomile Tea…

Winter sets in with it’s cold days… and my taste buds reach out to Hot Teak3719087

It can be plain… but, I must have a little sugar k4064426 … which I prefer… or sweetener… if I’m trying to cut calories… and sometimes a spoonful of honey k11423077is just right…

It warms my body… has such a relaxing feeling… and sitting at my computer or watching TV… or reading… it is just right!…

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I’m trying some flavored teas at the moment by BIGELOW… No, I’m not a tea connoisseur

I’m sure there are many brands better… but, I’d say these are pretty good

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I’ve tried the “Orange and Spice”… YUMMY!…k4907400

I’ve tried the “Pomegranate Pizzazz”… quite goodk5876806

There’s also “I Love Lemon”… which might be my next experiencek7009564

There’s “Mint Medley”… a blend of Spearmint & Peppermintrefreshing!…k7710129

Last night I drank “Cozy Chamomile”… right before bed…

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I had heard it’s a calming tea… for “quiet moments”…

I slept like a baby!…

Of course drinking Chamomile Tea brought up memories of my Mom telling me the story of Peter Rabbit…by Beatrix Potter

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Just loved that story being read by my Mom… actually… she told it from memory… I wasn’t drinking the tea… but, her voice was just as soothingk0299168

The mischievous and disobedient young Peter Rabbit is chased by Mr. McGregor whose garden Peter had made his way into…

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After finally getting home… his mother doses him with camomile tea and puts him to bed… I’m sure to relax him!…

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Peter’s mother is said to have sold herbs, rosemary tea and rabbit-tobacco… which is what we call lavenderk10090787

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Rabbit Tobacco…

So I will drink my flavored teas… and might conger up some more memories… but…

I think I’ll skip smokingk3713947 the rabbit-tobacco