Childhood favourites (Was Oh the horror!)

Ian W. Riddell iwriddell at
Fri Feb 7 18:00:32 EST 2003

>>Winnie the Pooh
>>I still have the copies of these my parents bought me as a child. 
>>They were very smart. They bought 2 sets, one for me and one for my 
>>brother, so we didn't have to fight over them. While I love the 
>>Pooh books, I especially love my green-covered volumes of Milne's 
>>poetry: "The King asked the Queen and the Queen asked the Dairymaid 
>>. .. "
>I *do* like a little bit of butter to my bread!
>>and "Halfway up the stairs is the stair where I sit"
>Oh yes, and "You must never go down to the end of the town, if you 
>don't go down with me!"
>"John had Great big Waterproof boots on,..."   Stop me now!

And my highschool history teacher's favorite line: "Jonathan Joe had 
a mouth like an "O" and a wheelbarrow full of surprises."

Oh this is fun!

Fairy tales are not true--fairy tales are important, and they are not 
true, they are more than true. Not because they tell us that dragons 
exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be defeated.
G.K. Chesterton

Ian W. Riddell
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