Saturday, June 6, 2009

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night sailed off in a wooden shoe,
sailed off on a river of crystal light into a sea of dew.


This whimsical nursery rhyme, one that captured my youthful imagination completely and has never quite let go, is a special favorite of mine. The vintage photo it accompanies captures me too, sailing mind and memory back to golden days of wooden shoes and herring fish and stars in the twinkling foam.

Only yesterday, while sifting and sorting through boxes, my mom uncovered this picture of a much dewier version of me, sound asleep in my first double bed...with two of my three sisters in residence. (Naturally, I am the winsome one who conked out with her glasses on and her mouth open.) I'm willing to bet I fell asleep reading, and the book is somewhere underneath one of my cuddly little visitors.

But look how cute they were...

Did brighter starfish ever nest in nets of silver and gold?

=)

19 comments:

Becky said...

Very cute :-)

KC Mom said...

How sweet!

Jill said...

That is too precious...and too funny (the glasses while sleeping!)

Rhea said...

What an adorable photo! I love it. Good memories too, I bet. I always fell asleep reading when I was little too.

I'm here with the SITS Welcome Wagon. I've been with SITS for a year now, and they're awesome. I've met so many fun women, read so many great blogs...it's truly a wonderful, supportive female blogging community. Welcome aboard, SITSta!

em said...

you always remind me how much i love this poem. i remember posting it on my blog last time you posted the entire thing. it makes me feel all warm inside. like my grandmother is reading me a story and i'm safe forever. i want to memorize it for brennan. i love old pictures.

K said...

Definitely very cute.

Welcome to SITS!

Heather Anderson said...

I love that photo! It captures so much:)

Kristin said...

I LOVE this photo. How can I get a copy?

VK said...

Makes me want to go through all my old photos to find my cute sisters.
Love the glasses. How are kids always so comfortable sleeping in whatever they have on at the moment?

Jessica said...

Welcome from SITS!

sandy said...

Very sweet:0)

Welcome to SITS! It's great to have you in the SITStahood!

karen said...

That was one of my favorite poems when I was a kid. My grandmother had it (along with very vintage illustrations) in an old literature book set she had. I'd read it whenever I went to her house. Love the picture - reminds me of some with my brothers and me. Sweet!

Cindy said...

So sweet! Welcome to SITS!

jen said...

I would have thought that was a stock "google images" photo. What a great memory!
And I've missed you all week! I'm so glad to be back in the land of the blogging!

AndreaLeigh said...

just wanted to stop by and welcome you to SITS. It is a great way to network and make some new friends!

Martha said...

Visiting from The Welcomistas with Sits, what a cute picture. Thank you so much for sharing.

Natalie said...

Oh Sue, this is precious!!! I love that you were asleep with the glasses on, and your sister's hand resting on you....melts me!

Mercedes said...

I love seeing peoples childhood pix! I fell asleep many a times reading.
Welcome to SITS. It is a fantastic blogging community and we are excited to have you

Fiauna said...

Absolutely precious!

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