Seems a certain someone has decided that if she keeps harassing me about writing a book, I will, in fact, write one, if only to shut her up! Well I have to tell you, she can be reeeaaalllllyy persuasive and alas, I can withstand the pressure no longer...
Ok Valerie, my oh-so-persistent friend, here in your honour...making its public debut...is my very first book. Oh, I just know it will be a best seller...
The Man That Had Long Hair
Chapter 1: The one-eyed, sharp-headed monster
Chapter 2: The rain covered the windows
Chapter 3: The moon and the snow on the roof
Chapter 4: Fire crackers flying from the sky
Chapter 5: A monster
Chapter 6: Magazine rack
Chapter 7: Window with a four on it
Chapter 7: the little girl on an airplane
Chapter 8: Sun shining over garbage
Sorry, couldn't resist! I just found this little booklet today while looking for something else. It's from January 1969, a couple months before I turned four. I even remember creating it. My sitter Gretchen (who I absolutely adored), wrote the name of each drawing for me, and put a fastener through the pages to make it into a book. I don't know how Gretchen could have kept a straight face while I named these drawings...I mean, "window with a four on it"?! I wonder where "the little girl on an airplane" was flying. Although my personal favourite is "Sun shining over garbage"...egad, what a strange child I was.
By the way, Gretchen's son, Joel, and I were inseparable...and we were always trying to ditch the other kids that Gretchen looked after, and head off on our own. So apparently I've never been one for playing in a crowd! ;)