Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Mrs. Rogers 6th Grade Class
My absolute favorite book (and sequel) was, "Me and Caleb." (and the sequel was, "Me and Caleb Again) The books were written by a man from Missouri, which is where I lived at the time. He wrote about two brothers in Missouri. (I had two brothers in Missouri) The boys had a dog. (I had a dog) The book was stories about their adventures in their smalltown, Christmases, experiences with girls, and Halloween and fire hydrants.
Fast forward a bunch of years. I had been looking for these books everywhere. I wanted to have them on hand, since they brought me so much happiness as a child. I wanted to share them with Steven and with my kids. (even if they were older than I was when I read them) I looked everywhere for these books. I could find them on line, but they were super expensive.
I came home one day to a package. Steven had found some reprints for me. I keep them on my nightstand and look at them every single day. These books mean more to me than I can express. They remind me of a time when 25 boys and girls sat raptly listening to tales of two young boys. No internet. No cable TV. They take me back to my youth and Mrs. Rogers.
They show me that Steven gets me and what is important to me. Me and Caleb (and Bud) are together again.