Monday, January 30, 2017

for my grandchildren

Several times since I have known her, Athanasia has gotten rid of my books or the boys' books.  Thankfully, she called me Friday (today is early Monday morning) and told me that if I wanted to keep any books I should come get them.  Saturday morning I saved all the Christmas books I read to my sons each year.  I kept Aesop's Fables, the children's versions of the Iliad and the Odyssey, the Boxcar Car Children books, and the Sugar Creek Gang books, and many others.  I was especially happy to find the two astronomy books I used when I was homeschooling Anselm for kindergarten. She asked, "Why are you keeping them?"  I said, "For our grandchildren."


Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

Books are treasures indeed; all of my girls have said they want to keep their most beloved childhood books for their own children in due course. There are lots of books we ended up buying four copies of, as a result :-)

GretchenJoanna said...

I still have a great collection of all my favorites that I read to my children, and I have been reading them to my grandchildren as well for 20+ years now :-) You have the right idea!