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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Thankfully Reading Weekend - Challenge #3 - A favorite memory of reading

Today's challenge with the Thankfully Reading Weekend is to share a favorite reading memory - this one is easy!!!

Growing up as an only child, some of my favorite memories of are of my  mom, dad and I all reading together.  We would be in our den, dad in his recliner, mom in her recliner (usually with the dog in her lap) and me piled up on the couch - all three of us deep into our own books.  Dad usually read adventure books, like "Doc Savage" and "James Bond."  Mom went for the romances - the bodice rippers and tales of exotic places.

My mom and Dad, Vivian and Chuck Galligar

Me - I was into "Cherry Ames," "Trixie Belden," and "The Happy Hollisters."  That same den had bookshelves to the ceiling on two walls - my dad built them by hand and filled them up with great books!

Reading was really important to my parents, and I can remember them reading to me all the time, especially during the long hospital stays I had to endure as a kid.  I remember mom reading "Heidi" to me after a particularly difficult orthopedic operation - it took my mind off the pain of the traction that held my hip in place.

And I'm proud to say that my husband and I have passed our own love of reading down to our boys - they all have their favorite genres they like, and I think it would make their Grandad Galligar a happy man to know that his love of books carries on!

Thanks Jenn, of Jenn's Bookshelves, for sponsoring this challenge. It brought back some great memories!


leeswammes said...

I remember reading Heidi too! I wanted to be like her, she was so "good". And I wanted to eat humps of bread and chunks of cheese. It sounded like a wonderful life. :-)

Jenn's Bookshelves said...

Trixie Belden! Oh, I can't believe I've forgotten about those books! I'm having flashbacks to my youth now!

Sharon Galligar Chance said...

I really miss innocent books for kids!