It is over the HUMP day, I can’t believe how fast the week is going by. Today I want to share a few of my favorite things. I love literature and one of the most endearing times that I have had with my children and grandchildren is reading to them beautiful stories that help strengthen their imagination.
One of my favorite reads is from “The Complete Tales of Hans Christen Anderson”. Many of his stories are not long and yet full of teaching good principles.
How many times have you heard and seen this darling little story told and retold.
How about this amazing story? Does it ring a bell? It’s FROZEN by Disney. It is taken from two of the authors stories about the Snow Queen. This lovely volume has great illustrations throughout the book.
Here is a picture of the great author Hans Christian Andersen. He was born in Odense Denmark. Hans was born on April 2 1905, and passed on August 4 1975. Not all that old.
Hans Christian Andersen was born in the slums of Odense Denmark where the family lived in a one-room house. His father, Hans Andersen, was a poor shoemaker and literate, who believed he was of aristocratic origin. Andersen’s mother, Anne Marie Andersdatter, worked as washerwoman. Although she was uneducated and superstitious, she opened for his son the world of folklore.
Andersen received little education. As a child he was highly emotional, suffering all kinds of fears and humiliations because of his tallness and effeminate interests. Andersen’s hysterical attacks of cramps were falsely diagnosed as epileptic fits.
When I was young my Mother and Grandmother would tell me some these great stories. My Grandmother’s Mother was from Denmark and she told these stories to her children. I am very grateful to these authors of old and to those that have kept their stories alive.
Here are two more books that I suggest you reading, they have both touched my heart in life in one way or another. Both of these books are great master pieces in their own right.
Vintage is who I am and what I love, I read many new books as well but none seem as sensitive as from authors of the past. It’s like they knew what we needed in our day in time.
What are you reading, and what are your favorite books? I would love to know. Have a beautiful day, see you soon.