Think the people at the Daily Post group of Word Press must be addicted to the children’s book / movie “The Borrowers” because they chose the word “Borrowed” for yesterday’s prompt to inspire our creations for the day.
Things I Borrow
Started with books from the school’s library. Ended up reading every book they owned by the time I left grade school. Then went to junior/ senior high school. Not many good books in that library either, so I limited my reading there. Ventured to the town’s public library where they ended up claiming I had stolen a book, guess they didn’t check their returns slot well enough. I had returned the book when it was due.
Went off to college in another state of the country to expand my knowledge of the world. Borrowed tons of books from the huge libraries there! The day after graduation I got married, Borrowed my god mother’s wedding veil for the ceremony. No, it wasn’t blue, but pure white hand made by her mother, my Aunt Verna.
These days, I prefer to own the books I read allowing me to reread them as much as I desire. I tend to go back through my favourites on a regular basis, to remember the joy I felt while reading it the first time!
Please Help Fight Terrible Disease
The medicine my neurologist prescribed for me to treat my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford that then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue helping indefinitely. So I have started a Go Fund Me campaign. To contribute to the fund, click on the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/zfabhdes
The prompt from https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/bedtime-stories/ is bedtime-stories. My mom used to try reading me the book that had the classic poem in it: “Twas The Night Before Christmas”. The only problem is I actually had it memorized at age two and a half! If she tried to cut the reading short, I would fill in what she was trying to skip out loud!
Drove her crazy. So she would switch to Dr. Suess’s “One Fish, Two Fish…” book took me about three days to learn that one! By the time I was three could read things for myself. My parents didn’t catch on until I read the comics at my grandparent’s house. That’s how I found out there wasn’t really a Santa Claus from reading Dennis the Menace.
Haven’t stopped reading ever since! Read all sorts of books. Even tried reading the dictionary once in grade school, because the teacher would not let me go downstairs to get a book from our school’s library. The dictionary sort of lacked a plot or decent characters. Only got through the letter “A”. Excuse me if I write something audacious for enjoyment.
The libraries I grew up around were lacking any new content. Even my text books were from back in the 60’s. I was born in 1973. My books shouldn’t be more than 10 years older than me! At least the history books covered the great depression, but after that time it was kinda sketchy coverage. Had the classics from Fitzgerald, Steinbeck, Mark Twain, and Dickens. Also had an overflow of the junk reads like Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys.
Once I started dating my husband he used to sing me to sleep with music from decades past! I miss those types of bedtime stories.