You see, I just couldn't leave behind this old fashioned, cardboard mounted photograph after I found it in a little antique mall I was exploring with my Mom and my son on a recent trip to Bloomington, Indiana. So it came home with me!
I've been trying to think of a caption for it. Which quote do you think best suits it? (they're all favorites!)
1- No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond. - C.S. Lewis
2- To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark. -Victor Hugo
3- There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we believe we left without having lived them, those we spent with a favorite book. -Marcel Proust
4- At one magical instant in your early childhood, the page of a book - that string of confused, alien ciphers - shivered into meaning. Words spoke to you, gave up their secrets; at that moment, whole universes opened. You became, irrevocably, a reader. -Alberto Manguel, A History of Reading
5- There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island. -Walt Disney
6- Richer than I you can never be - I had a [Grand]Mother who read to me. -Strickland Gillian
Ultimately, I guess the details of where, when, and who in regards to this precious photo don't really matter: reading with children is timeless and universally enjoyed!