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Reading Series – Green Eggs & Ham

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I think it would be very safe to assume that almost everyone at one point or another has read a book by Dr. Seuss.  I have and my daughter has quite the collection on her shelf.  One of her favourites is “Green Eggs & Ham.”
First published in 1960, ‘Green Eggs & Ham’  “was the 4th best-selling English language children’s book of all time.”  A part of the ‘Beginner’s Books’, this book has only 50 different words and simple vocabulary for children learning how to read.  It was a bet stemming between Dr. Seuss and his publisher that resulted in so few different words.  His publisher didn’t think he could write a book using that small amount of words.  Teacher’s and children have been reading this book since it’s publication and has been a class favourite ever since.

Quotes About Miscarriage

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“An Angel in the book of life, wrote down my babies birth.  Then whispered as she closed the book, ‘Too beautiful for Earth.'”

There is no foot so small that it cannot leave an imprint on this world”

“Some say you are too painful to remember, I say you are too precious to forget!”

“How very softly you tiptoed into our world, almost silently, only a moment you stayed.  But what an imprint your footsteps have left upon our hearts” – Dorothy Ferguson

“A moment in our arms, a lifetime in our hearts.”

“They gave so much to be so little, but Angels always do.”

“Dear Lord, I would have loved to hold my baby on my lap and tell them about you, but since I didn’t get the chance, would you please hold them on yours and tell them about me?”

“Each new life, no matter how brief, forever changes the world.”

“There is, I am convinced, no picture that conveys in all its dreadfullnes, a vision of sorrow, despairing, remediless, supreme.  If I could paint such a picture, the canvas would show only a woman looking down at her empty arms.” – Charlotte Bronte

“I held you every second of your life.” – Stephanie Paige Cole

“No one can know how much I love you, because you are the only one who knows what my heart sounds like from the inside.”

“If every tear we shed for you became a star above, you’d stroll in Angel’s garden, lit by everlasting love.”

“If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever.”

“A person’s a person, no matter how small.” – Dr. Seuss

“It has been said time heals all wounds, I do not agree.  The wounds remain.  In time, the mind protecting it’s sanity covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it’s never gone.” – Rose Kennedy

“Breathe.  Listen for my footfall in your heart.  I am not gone but merely walk within you.” – Nicholas Evans

“If I had lost a leg, I would tell them, instead of a boy, no one would ever ask me if I was ‘over it’.  They would ask me how I was doing learning to walk without my leg.  I was learning to walk and to breathe and to live without Wade.  And what I was learning is that it was never going to be the life I had before.” – Elizabeth Edwards

“It’s a happy life, but someone is missing.  It’s a happy life, and someone is missing.” – Elizabeth McCracken

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Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax

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Dr. Seuss' The LoraxYesterday, we took our daughter saw her first movie on the “Big Screen”  Ever since we saw the previews for Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, we had really wanted to take her to see it and since she loves Dr. Seuss, we thought this would be the best movie to take her to.  We had been talking all week, imagining how her face would light up when she saw the theatre and then be bouncing off the wall once she first saw the arcade.  I was more anticipating the exression of awe when she saw how big the screen was.  We told her 2 days prior that we were going to the movie theatre and she was going to see a movie on a screen bigger than our entire home.  We explained that a lot of people sat in a big dark room on chairs and ate popcorn and snacks and watched movies together.  She begin to giggle and jump around everytime we mentioned it.  When we arrived, her reaction was a little less than anticipated, but nonetheless adorable.  She was so excited to hold her own snacks, pick out seats and repeatedly jumped out of her seat and looked at me and said, “Look how big the movie is Mom!”

Now while I’ve never read the book, and have been informed by many that the book is better, I have to say I really quite enjoyed what I saw.  The Lorax is definitely a movie for the entire family with jokes for adults and children alike.  The movie put forth a lot of great values such as sticking up for what you believe in, family, friends and taking care of the environment that are great for children to learn, but it also had some subtle undertones that adults could understand such as greed, capitalism, economy, and the pressure to succeed.  These undertones for adults kept me glued to the screen unlike some children’s movies that leave me reaching for the Tylenol.   Danny DeVito and Ed Helms do a great job as the Lorax and the Once-Ler and Betty White is a comedic genius as always.

Going to see the Lorax with my daughter and husband, was more than simply going to see a movie.  I got to spend a lovely day on the weekend with my family.  I got to experience first hand what is what like to go to the movies for the first time as a child.  While I don’t remember my first movie theatre experience, and my daughter is unlikely to remember hers, I got to witness her excitement, anticipation, apprehension and pure joy and innocence.  I was fortunate to see that day for what it remarkably was; a day I will never forget.