Last week I posted the first half of the lovely story The Enchanted Lion, beautifully illustrated by Jesus Blasco. I wouldn't have thought of including this story myself as it is quite a bit longer than those I usually choose to post. I received such a good response to Part 1 though, that I am glad I received the request to share it, and hope everyone who enjoyed last week's offering will like seeing the rest.
This story appeared in 'Once Upon a Time' children's magazine.
Today's post contains 2 of 4 issues:
Issue #117 published 8 May 1971 and
Issue #118 published 15 May 1971
Tomorrow would have been my Mom's birthday. She passed away in 1999 when she was just 69 years old. I was very touched by the comments that were left on a previous post when I mentioned my Mom and how she encouraged me to write. Like me I know there are some of you who have also lost your own mothers as well, but feel they are still here with you in spirit. My Mom's presence is with me all the time and I don't think a day goes past when I don't remember her in some way. I can still hear her voice talking to me now
To me my Mom was a beautiful fairy princess - I guess most little girls see their mother's that way!
|My Mom - Molly|
Every year I send my sister a calendar from Ireland for the new year (she still lives in South Africa). They always contain a photo of Kylemore Abbey. It is on the west coast of Ireland and is the one place I have not been able to get to yet that I would still love to visit. Below is this year's photo of Kylemore Abbey that was also chosen for the calendar's cover. I'm not sure if they still do it but at one time it was possible to have a tree (I think mainly oak) planted in someone's name as part of a reforestation scheme. I always wanted to 'adopt a tree' in memory of my Mom.