One of the things I discovered during our Girls Weekend Devoted to the Preservation of Memories was that one of my early favorite books was WALDO THE JUMPING DRAGON. I loved it so much that my mother brought it with her for my 18 month photograph session. Here I am "reading" it.
How strange and wonderful, because I have no recollection of this book! But, I thought, surely my psyche does. And being a writer, I am all about delving into the psyche.
So. I contacted my friend Jim Reed, booklover/writer/owner of more memorabilia than can possibly fit into one room (but somehow does) at REED BOOKS and said, hey, can you find this book for me?
Jim answered within minutes and said simply, "I'm holding it in my hand."
JOY!! He didn't have to hunt for it, he already had it there on his shelves, waiting for me.
I picked it up right away. And what I found was a whimsical tale with lots of action (I mean, come on, Waldo is a JUMPING dragon, after all), and an ending that made me think, yes, this has definitely been in my psyche all along.
Here's one of my favorite pages:
Which brings us to our prompt in celebration of FAMILY STORIES MONTH:
Share a story about a favorite childhood book.
Tell your story!