Thea groaned. “Come on, Geronimo! It’s been ten years since you started writing your adventures. We’re throwing an enormouse party to celebrate.
from: The Hunt for the Golden Book
Geronimo Stilton, pseud.
For me, anniversaries, like birthdays, are times to reflect, especially as I get older. And older. Most of my ideas come from that place in my mind that I thought I forgot about.
When I decided to create this blog, I wanted to call attention to children’s literature. The quotes are all from books I’ve read, some new, some old. Some better than others. Some classics and some pretty forgettable! Sometimes the quote comes first, sometimes the reflection, sometimes a news story. Sometimes it all ties together.
I share my anniversary with Donald Duck. He debuted June 9, 1934, in a version of The Little Red Hen called “The Wise Little Hen.” You can watch the 7:41 minute video on YouTube. www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5dowCyaP7I (The quality is excellent, but don’t use the subtitles.)
Donald did not start out as a star. But not being the star can be important, too. While I’m sure it is true that everyone needs to feel useful, I used to think that only the leader or the chairman or the person in charge was important. I’m much more comfortable following a plan than delegating the work to others. I’m happier working as part of a group than being the one who devises the job to be done. I’m satisfied being a worker bee. I don’t really need to be the queen. So I guess this blog is about me finding out more about myself. Always a good thing.
Some of my favorite blogs are memories and reflections. They might be yours, too. Let me know!
Friday marks my 2nd blog anniversary. Some of you have been with me the whole way. Thanks! Some are sometimes visitors. Thank you, too!