Charlotte’s WebSeptember 17, 2013 8:39 pm Elizabeth, Family
One of my fondest childhood memories (and probably one of my first real memories as a 4-5 year old) was my Mom reading Charlotte’s Web to me. She would read one or two chapters every night until it was over and then I would beg her to start it over.
I can remember laying on the top bunk with my Mom (in my old room, in Connecticut, on Indian Hill Rd), just listening to her read this story.
I am sure probably most/all know the story (you have either read the book or watched the movie) – so you know how it ends….
We have been reading Charlotte’s Web in our house, for the first time! Nicholas has LOVED it. He is so interested in the story and he has been worrying about Wilbur – hoping that Charlotte can save him from becoming breakfast bacon for the Zuckerman’s.
Tonight we read the 2nd to the last chapter….and it was a HARD read for me. Charlotte died…and I couldn’t stop the tears from rolling down my cheeks. And I KNEW it was coming. But man, it was STILL so sad. Nicholas kept saying “did she really die?” and “why did she have to die?”
Joe came home from walking Lucy and I told him that I cried while reading. He said – That’s why he doesn’t like the book…”It’s like Old Yeller. It’s sad…I saw it once and never wanted to see it again. Too sad!”
Despite my tears, I love the story. It’s such a sweet story about how a friend helps another — and ultimately saves his life! I told the boys that after we finish the book, we can have a movie night to watch Charlotte’s Web (yes, I am signing myself up to cry again!!)
Thanks, Mom…for the great memories, the book, and the tears….