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Old 10-10-2010, 06:28 AM
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Own-Cee-Pony time (as my son used to say ) , there was a little boy named Michael1, and it was his birthday, but he was afraid everyone had forgotten...no one said a word about it as he ate his breakfast that morning...as he got dressed for school no one surprised him from around a corner and blew horns and presented a cake...just as he was walking out the door and thinking maybe he'd gotten the date wrong...a famous clown named Ronald Mc-something greeted him and ushered him into a helicopter.

Up...up...up they flew until they could see the entire town...out over a field where sheep looked like tiny ants and finally hovering over a big circus tent...down...down...down they went and stopped.
Ronald Mc-something opened the door and Michael1 saw that his very own pony was waiting for him to ride into the big tent!
Once inside a beautiful lady brought M1 a glass of lemonade and some CrackerJacks with a real 2 carat diamond inside...
He sat and laughed as he watched trapeze artists way up high do dangerous tricks and men in funny looking tights crack a whip and make lions roll over...
Soon it was time to go home. Michael1 jumped on his pony (which was later delivered to his house with enough feed and straw to keep it healthy for a year), and returned to the helicopter. Up...up...up they flew and back to where his mother was standing with a birthday cake and all the Disney characters waiting to give him really super gifts.
That night M1 was very tired and sleepy from the days events but very, very happy.
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I think Michael should be feeling like quite a special boy here at PW, he can always count one a PW mom or dad to tel him a good story.
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My parents never read books to us as children, and they pretty much didn't read anything besides the Bible and the newspaper. I never much cared for reading until I was in 8th grade and discovered the "Little House on the Prairie" series in the school library. Then I moved on to the sci-fi and scary stuff in high school, then in young adulthood, took up an interest in religion and philosophy, apart from dogmatic religion, and more toward the mystical end.

My favorite childhood memories were not of reading, but of staying up late on Saturday night, watching old movies on TV with my dad, and my favorites were the ones based on the Greek classic stories and spooky/scary stuff.
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I don't remember children's stories when I was little, but I DO remember mom would always read me stuff from the newspaper...
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You used to read a paragraph or two from an article and then hand me the paper to do the next paragraph or two...It helped me learn to read...
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I don't remember my mom reading me any childhood stories. I do remember my four siblings and I with our mom, all sitting in a circle on occasion and she'd sit and read to us out of some huge book.

Our home was filled with music so we spent a lot of time around the piano and organ singing while mom played. There were a few times when as a family we'd go to a mission and sing for the homeless. We also went to a couple of other churches and sang as a group for the entertainment segment of their church service....
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"The Little Engine That Could" was always my favorite story. I think I dientified with the little engine, originally because I was the smallest and youngest among my friends, and later because I liked the idea of being determined, despite the odds.
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"The Little Engine That Could" was always my favorite story. I think I dientified with the little engine, originally because I was the smallest and youngest among my friends, and later because I liked the idea of being determined, despite the odds.
I liked the pokey little puppy, because he was curious and liked to go find things out for himself like a snoopy philosopher or something
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"Vasilisa the Beautiful", a story from a giant tome of Russian Fairy Tales we acquired from somewhere.
When I got a choice of bedtime story, I always requested "Vasilisa" for the sole reason that it was the longest story in the book, and I wanted my dad to keep reading to me for a long time, until I fell asleep.
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I recall reading the Foundation trilogy by Asimov as a young child and being completely captivated and entranced.
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