At the moment, I don't have any pictures of the boat that seems such an integral part of my childhood, so I sketched a bit.
Well, it is definitely a boat.
I spent a good part of my childhood and early teen years curled in the bow reading. And napping. That too. I still like a good nap and can sleep in the sunshine as easily as anywhere else.
I have memories of singing with my mother, mostly when we were running from harbor to harbor. Especially while crossing Chatham Strait. "You are my Sunshine," "Bicycle built for Two," "Red River Valley," "What Shall we do with a Drunken Sailor..."
There was a cassette player at some point, during the late 70's. I still have John Denver's Greatest Hits around here somewhere. I'm not sure what else. By the time we move to Washington and fished around the San Juan Islands I had a radio and could listen to that too.
But there were always books. I read a lot.
Books I am currently reading or will read sooner rather than later (I always read more than one book at a time.).
Books and authors I have loved starting from about age nine...
- Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson. I discovered this children's book as an adult and fell instantly in love.
We can create our own world....
One of the prompts for Carla Sonheim's class, 365; is to make a list. This is the one I wanted to make.
What books do you love? What are you reading?
Field notes: lots of April Showers this week and today high winds, gusts up to 54 miles an hour. The house has been shaking.
The Camellia is covered with blossoms for the first time this year. So beautiful...