Saturday, October 31, 2009

Ef You Don't Watch Out

Ef You Don't Watch Out
James Whitcomb Riley

My mother passed away
back in '83 and ever year we honor her
by reading this book
that was given to her by her parents
on her 5th birthday in 1932.
I LOVE this book for so so many reasons.
The art work, the stories, the verbiage, the memories...
It's about the stories Little Orphan Annie
would tell the children that she
helped care for after her chores were done.
The refrain that everyone chimes in on together is:
An' the Gobble-uns 'at gits you
Ef you
Every year- no matter where the kids are
we try to get as many on the phone at the
same time to sit together and read this
book and remember my mom
who loved Halloween
and was known as the
Candy Lady
cause she gave candy
out all year long if you came and
said something nice to her.
I now get to read it to
my grandson Alex
who cried when it was over
and wanted me to read it again!!
What a great gift.

Mommo lives on!!
We love you Mommo!
Happy Halloween

1 comment:

Rachel said...

Yay! I love storytime with Mommo! I loved this so much that in grade school, when we had to memorize a poem and say it aloud for the class, I did the first two stories in that book. Good times. And I got to spread a little gobblin goodness to the rest of my Father Sweeney class. Good times. We love you Mommo!!