Little Red Hen by Little Golden Book
Recently while glancing through the "new books" section in the library, I came upon a book that brought back a flood of childhood memories. I will tell you the name of the book in a bit. Memories can definitely pull at your heartstrings. And during this time of the year as we gather with family and friends we sometimes reflect on the times of our youth.
In our family along with favorite decorations, and holiday foods, we also bring out a collection of well loved holiday books that will sit on a table in the family room. Everyone enjoys re-reading or glancing through them. Along with German favorites from my childhood there are several books, bound in gold along one edge, familiar to many of you as Little Golden Books. I can remember countless hours spent reading and re-reading books with titles such as The Little Red Hen, The Poky Little Puppy, and Five Little Firemen. When our children came along we naturally read them these same favorites, carrying on a tradition that we hope will continue for many years to come.
So, it was only by accident that I was carried back to my childhood reading days when I discovered the book celebrating 65 years of Golden Books. The title is Golden Legacy: How Golden Books Won Children's Hearts, Changed Publishing Forever, and Became an American Icon Along the Way. The coffee table size book, filled with hundreds of book covers, is sure to bring back a flood of childhood memories for many of you. It also follows the history of just how a small publishing company from Racine, WI, came to influence the reading habits of hundreds of thousands of children around the world.
How does this relate to quilting? Well, it really doesn't other than the idea that traditions are kept alive one person at a time. Quilting is an art form that can be passed on to future generations by sharing. Maybe you have a young person in your life that would love to spend time learning about a craft you love. Take time to share your passion and pass it on.