Today we are highlighting a toy that you really loved as a child and absolutely could not live without – that you had hours and hours of entertainment.
Today, I want to focus on mommy – the bookworm. Yep, the bookworm. As a child, she always had a book in her hand and was reading. I think that is why it is so important for her to read me a bedtime story at night to this day.
When she was younger, she absolutely loved the Nancy Drew series. OMP (oh my pig!) Can you believe that we still have the original book series and the original lunch box here at the Hotel Thompson? They are in one of her boxes marked childhood. I’ll even tell you a secret. Sometimes, she brings them out and reads them to this day. I’ll be honest with you. She might have even read some to this little piggy. Awesome huh?
08/29/2014 at 1:39 am
Pawsome! Mom didn’t take part in Show and Tell this time because in her enthusiasm with the first Show and Tell she kinda covered this topic *rolls eyes*
Have a grrrrreat weekend buddy,
Wally & Sammy
08/29/2014 at 9:14 am
Snorts – no problems my sweet friends. Don’t ya’ll worry. Next month is going to have a twist so stay tuned next week for that information. 🙂 XOXO – Bacon
08/29/2014 at 1:50 am
wow, I remember Nancy. She had the coolest dad of the whole slice earth! And there was no case she couldn’t solve. Mom was a little disappointed as the movie came out, the world my momma created while reading the books was totally different. Think Emma Roberts wasn’t the best pick for this role :o)
08/29/2014 at 9:15 am
YES! My mommy so totally agrees with that. The only thing that could hold a candle to Nancy Drew was the Hardy Boys – mom gets dreamy eyes thinking about them – snorts. XOXO – Bacon
08/29/2014 at 9:31 am
yes, the Hardy Boys were great too. I pefer the version of William Wegman’s Weimaraners :o)
08/29/2014 at 2:35 am
Mummy says she will add to this in the morning.
08/29/2014 at 9:15 am
YAY! Can’t wait my friends. Thanks! XOXO – Bacon
Molly The Wally
08/29/2014 at 4:24 am
Nice one and so much fun to read everybody’s show and tell. Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly
08/29/2014 at 9:16 am
It really is sweet Molly. Have a great Friday and weekend! XOXO – Bacon
08/29/2014 at 5:41 am
I love that mum stills reads these books Bacon 🙂 I still have ALL my kids books..the whole sesame street encylopedia set….little golden books…a wardrobe full..for me to discard a book is almost a crime…read the stories with mum…my faves were the Magic Faraway Tree…Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory and Grimms fairytales 🙂 hugs and loves Fozziemum xxx
08/29/2014 at 9:19 am
OMP! I’ve been telling you that you and mom are related! You should see my fairy tale books that mom reads from. They are HUGE. I’m going to have to take pictures. Every night, she reads a story from them. They are the best! XOXO – Bacon
08/31/2014 at 11:29 pm
Hahaahhah love fairy tales….magic they are and still grab me:) 🙂 hugs and loves Fozziemum xxx
09/02/2014 at 9:43 am
YES they do my friend. We love them here at the Hotel Thompson. We ❤ all stories with a happy ending – 🙂 winks. XOXO – Bacon
09/02/2014 at 9:45 am
Me too 🙂 and he magic of these stories..make you think of worlds imaginary and amazing 🙂 hugs and loves Fozziemum xx
08/29/2014 at 5:48 am
My Mom was SOOOOOOO in love with the Nancy Drew books too Bacon…..when she wrote her mystery novel she tried to put the same spirit of adventure in it as she felt when she read those books as a girl…………
08/29/2014 at 9:19 am
YES! They are the bestest. So fun to read – even to this day. Mom has all of the old ones in her childhood box. Great stories for sure. XOXO – Bacon
08/29/2014 at 6:51 am
OMPs mom loved Nancy Drew too but somehow she missed having a lunch box!!
Hugs madi your bfff
08/29/2014 at 9:20 am
Oh – it was the bestest! Mommy used it all of the time. XOXO – Bacon
08/29/2014 at 8:03 am
Read everyone of those books as a kid and even fancied myself as a detective one day.
08/29/2014 at 9:23 am
OMP – that’s awesome!! They were so much fun to read and live through. Great series for sure! XOXO – Bacon
08/29/2014 at 8:25 am
I loved reading when I was a kid, I loved Enid Blyton, particulary a series called Mallory Towers. MT was about tween girls at boarding school, they had ponies and swimming galas and travelled alone by train with their clothes in a trunk and a tuck box full of treats from home. And most importantly they had midnight feasts which is kind of like a slumber party only with the focus on food. It was the midnight feast that did it for me, for months I badgered my Dad to send me to boarding school. What I didn’t realise was that only rich kids got to go to boarding school and we were dirt poor. This didn’t really occur to me when I was a kid I just thought my Dad was being mean. I just kept at the poor man.
Same as when I wanted a dog, at first he said no, so I invented an imaginary dog, Sandy, who came everywhere with me. I used to talk to Sandy and pretend to pat him, I had him for a long time before my dad got a bit worried I think and got me a real dog, Carly. To this day I remember Sandy as fondly as Carly
I remember playing a lot on a spacehopper one summer, it wasn’t ours but it was a fantastic toy. Also we got Mousetrap for christmas one year, that was so much fun
08/29/2014 at 9:26 am
Oh my friend – what wonderful stories of your childhood! I love it that the book series made you want to go to boarding school. Reading books really has a way of moving us to that land of make believe and wonder. I think that’s why my mommy loves to read. You can travel without leaving the house! And your first dog “Sandy”… can you say oohh – that’s so sweet! Why have an every day pretend friend – you had a dog. That’s awesome with such an imagination. XOXO – Bacon
P.S. Mouse Trap – it looks like such a complicated game. Maybe that’s why mom has two purr things – so they can be the Mouse Trap? Snorts.
Reilly and Denny
08/29/2014 at 9:42 am
Mom didn’t have many toys growing up but see that Mousetrap game reminded her how much she wanted one when she was little.
08/29/2014 at 9:45 am
aaww – It was a neat game. My mom never had one. It was way too complicated for her – snorts. Heck my mom can’t walk and chew bubble game at the same time. XOXO – Bacon
08/29/2014 at 2:39 pm
Hehe, that’s cute! Mummy is going to do another post later for this when she is on her other machine. Two posts in one day! 😮
The Pigs xx
08/29/2014 at 3:34 pm
Oh my – that’s great!! Thanks my friend. I appreciate that. XOXO – Bacon
The Scottie Chronicles
08/29/2014 at 3:49 pm
Nancy Drew!!!!!!! Wooooot! My peep liked those too!
08/29/2014 at 4:11 pm
Isn’t she the best?! Mom is going to start reading me one tonight. YAY! XOXO – Bacon
The Scottie Chronicles
08/29/2014 at 4:13 pm
OOOOHHHH! I wish I could cuddle up with you and listen.
(My peeps are reading me a book about Bermuda and the Atlantic Ocean and the history of the trade routes since the 1600s.)
I’m much rather listen to Nancy Drew, but I’m stuck. Oh.
Happy vegetable kabob grilling for Labor Day!
Your pal, Stu
08/29/2014 at 4:18 pm
Snorticles. Come on over my friend any time. Mommy reads to me every night before bedtime. We just finished a scary book together – a Jeffery Deaver one – shivers. I’m glad that’s done with. Have fun grilling – I can’t wait! XOXO – Bacon
08/30/2014 at 5:21 am
Oh, Bacon, that is so cute, that your mommy is reading stories to you. Granny liked to read too when she was a teen. Unfortunately she doesn’t know this book nor the writer. Granny loved romans and scary books..only in those days 😉 We’re finished our contribution and we had again a great time. Granny says the memories of her childhood come back to life and she loves it 🙂 We’re off on duty now, so we’ll come back later to see the other entries. Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend 🙂 ❤
08/30/2014 at 7:40 pm
Awesome! That’s so fantastic my friend. I love these posts! XOXO – Bacon
01/22/2017 at 2:39 pm
I couldn’t get things to work but I love visiting your website and I and mama LOVE piggies.
01/22/2017 at 6:58 pm
aaww thanks sweet!! XOXO – Bacon