October 15, 2008

HAPPINESS!!!

Several weeks ago I was visiting one of my very favorite blogs, Warm Pie, Happy Home. As I was reading the post Ruthann had written, (one of my very favorite people BTW;) something caught my eye. The picture I was seeing looked very, very familiar to me. Much to my surprise I then realized it was a page out of one my favorite childhood books that my Mama use to read to me! I have such wonderful memories of that time, even now all the more special since my Mama has Alzheimer's. Somehow through my growing up years the book had gotten lost and forgotten. I emailed Ruthann inquiring about the book and she was kind enough to send me all the info. Sure enough, IT WAS THE BOOK I REMEMBERED!! Well, I knew I had to find a copy so I went to the best source I knew which was EBay! And guess what? They had a copy!!!! What's the title you ask? Well, it's The Happy Family. I remember thinking when I was a little girl I wanted to grow up and have a happy family just like I read about in the book. I loved how the mother cared for her home and family and I knew I wanted to do the same! Well, that was over 43 years ago and I am happy to report that the good Lord did indeed bless me with a wonderful, happy family, and I also have the privilege to be home and care for them!

9 comments:

Kim~"HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

I'm so happy that you were able to find this beloved book from your childhood. Would you mind sharing some of the pages with us?

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

I just love those old Golden Books.

I'd never seen that one before, it looks wonderful. :)

Michelle said...

How awesome is THAT? Awww, I'm so glad for you, Susan!!!

Storybook Woods said...

Oh how sweet I have not seen this book. I love Ruthann to xoxo Clarice

Arlene Grimm said...

I love to read Ruth's blog too. She is so creative. Isnt it fun to have something like that book that brings back special memories. Now you can read it to Ben.

Mrs. C said...

How neat! Blogging can have great benefits. :)

Happy @ Home said...

How nice that you were able to find that special book and all through the wonderful blogging community.

I have a large collection of children's books that I mostly buy for the sweet illustrations. I haven't seen this one, but it looks like a good one.

LBP said...

Yay for you! Isn't it fun to find things you enjoyed as a child? I found one of my favorite books, Santa Mouse on ebay as well.

Blessings
Linda

carla said...

I loved the pages from The Happy Family. We Help Daddy(by Mini Stein) and We Help Mommy (by Jean Cushman) were a couple of my favorite Little Golden books that I read to my boys. Both were illustrated by Eloise Wilkin. They teach the wholesome values of everyone working together for the good of the family.

Thank you for sharing the pages. I'll be looking for a copy of The Happy Family.