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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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