3 Responses to Fun Fridays – May 10, 2013

  1. Kathryn Barker May 10, 2013 at 7:09 am #

    What a beautiful commercial…brought tears to my eyes! My brothers and I were fortunate to have such a mother! She not only read to us, she began giving books as gifts for all occasions when we were young.

    She continues to give books to all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. I wondered how she kept track of what she had given. One day, I found a small notebook on her dining room table. Every person in her family had a page, and under each one’s name, was the list of books she had purchased! Truly, a lover of books!

    P.S. She is in her mid-80′s and although she has learned to navigate an iPad for Facebook(to see photos) she steadfastly refuses offers for an e-reader!

  2. Leigh DeLozier May 10, 2013 at 9:53 am #

    I love this! Will have to share it on my blog this weekend.

    My mom was a teacher and started hearing about some new ways of teaching kids to read when I was really little. She thought it sounded crazy and that there was no way it would work on real kids … so she tried the methods with me. Much to her surprise, they worked! I was so young I truly don’t remember going through the process of learning — it just seems like I’ve always known how to read. She pointed me toward that word-loving path early on. :-)

  3. Patti Jo Moore May 10, 2013 at 8:29 pm #

    What a sweet commercial–brought back priceless memories of reading to my children from the time they were newborns. Now they’re all in their twenties but every December 25th I read the Christmas story to them (from the book of Luke in the Bible). It’s a tradition I will not stop–no matter how old they are. :)

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