Tuesday, 13 January 2009

I Did It

When I was very little Mum read me a story about Trotty the pony who succeeded in jumping a fence. Forever after, the words “I did it,” (said as a sense of achievement rather than an admission of guilt!) would be marked by another member of the household saying '“I did it, I jumped the fence,” cried Trotty'.

A few years ago – after much searching – I found the book on the Internet and bought it. It turned out the story of Trotty was in a book called Farm Babies and was not an isolated story. That had made my search that much harder but persistence paid off. Once I saw the other stories I recalled most of them as well: stories like Woolly Lamb’s white wool, Dan Duck learns to swim; and Pooky gets a curly tail.

I tried to get hold of a copy of Farm Babies and eventually I did it. “I did it, I jumped the fence,” cried Trotty.

1 comment:

  1. This looks so cute. When I was little, mine was The Pokey Little Puppy. I searched for the most familiar book that I could recall my mother reading to me.

    One day, at a yard sale, I found a "three in one" book. It was then that I realized the other stories were familiar to me.

    I don't know if you saw that post I shared awhile back, but my mom actually painted my wall with the characters from those stories that I loved. There are pictures of it. I just looked it up...it was titled "The Mural and Me"...on 11/2/2008 (if you're interested to see).

    Thought I'd share some history with you, dear friend :o)