GypsyWynd ⋅ 61

Divorced (happily so!) Originally from New York State, retired in Nov 2014 to live with family (Mom and Brother) in Florida. In June 2015, we adopted a cocker spaniel. We named her Nougat. How can it get any better than this?

Our truest life is when we are in our dreams awake.

Henry David Thoreau

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10th grade English class. We were doing a unit on science fiction. After the assigned books, (neither of which I liked, not being a sci fi fan at the time), Mr. Bailey said we were to select two ...


I’ve never met anyone else who has even heard of, let alone read this series. But I loved these books as a young reader. I don’t think I read all of them, but I read quite a few. I think my grand...


Everything about this book enchanted me as a child. The characters, (especially Dickon), the Yorkshire accents, the dreary manor, the idea of a walled garden. It was all magical to me. I read and...


When I was growing up, there weren’t a lot of “adventure” stories for (or about) girls. But there was this one. The first time I read it, I was about he same age as the main character. It made s...


My 4th grade teacher, Mr. Hanawalt read this book aloud to us. At the end of the school day, before dismissal, if we had done all our classwork and behaved reasonably well (for 10 year olds), he ...


When I was little, I would wake up very early on Saturday mornings and go to my grandmother’s room (which was next to mine). I would get in her bed, and she would sing me old songs like “Over The...


I have a very vivid memory associated with this book. Specifically the chapter titled “Mr. Toad and the Motor Car”. Mom did most of the bedtime story reading, but this time, it was Dad. He didn’t...


Andersen ‘s fairytales are so sad. Rarely is there a “happily ever after”. The Little match girl freezes to death, the little mermaid (in spite of Disney), turns to seafoam. The dark, deep traged...


When I was very, very young (too young to remember), I was given a pink stuffed dog. It had floppy ears, rather like a cocker spaniel. I named him Bobby Bow-Wow. He went everywhere with me. Once,...


I still love these characters and stories. The humor, innocence, and gentle wisdom are timeless.


I loved being read to as a child. I could sit for hours, listening to stories and looking at the pictures. I was fortunate to grow up in a family that loved reading. Mom read to us every night. T...


November 01, 2018

NoJoMo 1-- Umbrella in NoJoMo 2018

A fellow diarist posted this as her theme for NoJoMo. I like it, and decided to join in. Post the covers of 30 books (or book series) that have had an impact on my life, and briefly write about h...


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