I was just reminded of Amelia Bedelia a few months ago at the Children's Section at Barnes & Noble while shopping for my nephew. I let out a gasp and was overwhelmed by the sweet memories rushing back to me. "I remember that!" I said, gripping my husband's arm in a dramatic fashion as I am prone to doing. I tore the book off the shelf and clutched it, feeling close to my dad and regretting his passing. I was thankful for that moment. It's so beautiful to find splendor in the memories; those moments are what life is made for.
I can't remember many specific details about Amelia Bedelia except her flighty nature and her literal interpretation of figures of speech, which was usually the premise of most of the stories.
I'm really excited about Throwback Thursdays. I would love to hear about the books from your childhood as well!
Love and (a book) light,