Childhood favourites (Was Oh the horror!)

Megan Knight m.a.knight at ru.ac.za
Fri Feb 14 03:21:28 EST 2003


The first poem I memorised was:
John has great big waterproof boots on
John has a great big waterproof hat
John has a great big waterproof coat on
and that, said John
is that!

I must have been around five, since I remember the house I was in.

I can still recite whole rafts of Milne's poetry from memory, and i also
enjoyed them far more than the stories.

Megan

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-dwj at suberic.net [mailto:owner-dwj at suberic.net]On Behalf Of
hallieod at indigo.ie
Sent: 08 February 2003 12:48
To: dwj at suberic.net
Subject: Re: Childhood favourites (Was Oh the horror!)


Widdy:
[snip]
>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!


Hallie.



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