June 6, 2009

Pink Saturday

What a lovely book. I have so many memories of my mother reading Winnie-The-Pooh to the four of us. We would take our baths and put on jammies and then my mom would choose which bed we'd sit on for the reading. She usually read us at least one chapter when she was reading a book to us. I never realized what a feat that is until I began reading aloud to children - it really takes stamina to read aloud for that long and to read well at the same time.

My mother is a champion reader. She reads very expressively without being over-the-top and, even now, I would love to hear her read. She just has a knack for reading in such a way that you stop thinking about who is reading, or how words are said, or even what is being said, and are able to get lost in your imagination; almost the way it is when you read silently to yourself - you don't "hear" yourself, though you are reading the words. Rather you see it all in your minds eye. The way my mother reads allows her listeners to do that. I hope my children enjoy me reading to them as much as we enjoyed hearing my mom.

As I said this pink copy of Winnie-The-Pooh has a lot of great memories. This edition was printed in 1984, the year after I was born, and it's my pink happy thought for this week's Pink Saturday! For more Pink Saturday, visit our host, Beverly, at How Sweet The Sound.


  1. Saturday mornings are mine. I spend them traveling the web, hopping from page to page visiting some of the most lovely blogs loaded with pink all thanks to Beverly and her great idea.

    I sure hope you share those memories of your mother WITH your mother...she needs to hear☺

    Thanks so much for sharing your pink this week and for making my morning just a little bit brighter. Wishing you a special weekend filled with fun and family.

  2. ♥´¨)
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    (¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ HAPPY PINK SATURDAY ♥

  3. Somehow my mother missed reading this book to us when we were children - I don't know how - she read every other book to us! So I didn't read it until I was an adult. And loved it as much as any child would!

    HaPpY PiNk SaTuRdAy!

  4. Such a well-loved copy of a wonderful book! Happy Pink Saturday!

  5. How lovely you still have the book, and that it brings back so many happy memories. Don't get me started on children's books: The Princess and the Goblin, Wind in the Willows...

    Happy Pink Saturday!

  6. wonderful memories! Happy Pink Saturday ~ I hope you have a great weekend ~ Susan

  7. Hi Katie! Reading bedtime stories to my kids was always one of my most favorite pastimes as a mother!! I LOVED reading to my kids, and I miss it, now that they are older. God willing I look forward to reading to my grandchildren someday! Happy Pink Saturday, and hope you have a wonderful week!