"I am a kitten. My name is Kate. I live in a pleasant house in the country." When I started my bookstore job, I spent a lot of time looking up books I loved as a kid, wondering if they were still in print. Alas, this Golden Sturdy Book was not. I remembered it fairly well. My parents still had it memorized from all the repeat readings.
When Big Sis was born, my mom gave me a bunch of old clothes that had belonged to me as a baby. Then my brother gave me a bunch of his old books. I had forgotten that my brother (who is 10 1/2 years younger than me and didn't live with me) had some of my childhood books. I'm sure I gave them to him.
I love it when something lost is found again.
Sidenote: I had lots of cats as a child. One was named Kate. Years later, my mom had another cat named Kate. When I met my husband, he had a Siamese. Her full name is Katharine of Aragon (named for a punchline on Frasier), but called Kate or Katie. We still have her. She's getting old, but she's still awesome.
EDIT: By the way, to see a couple more Golden Sturdy Books from around this time period, check out this post on my bloggy friend Leanne's blog Vintage Books for the Very Young.
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