A question from the book "A Mothers Legacy" What was your favorite pastime as a child?
That is a hard question, because I enjoyed many things.
One thing I do remember is many happy hours spent drawing.
I loved to draw horses.
When I was about ten I got a big Walter Foster " Basic Drawing" book for Christmas, and I copied the pictures of the horses over and over until I could draw them from memory.
We didn't have very many books in our home.
We had an "Encyclopedia Brittanica" and a set of "Book of Knowledge" books that had some pictures in them.
I would scour them for any horse pictures I could find to copy.
I can also remember walking a long way to the Library with my older sister in the summer. I was very excited to be able to check out books about and with pictures of horses.
I liked to draw many other animals, but horses were always my very favorite subject!
Audio Version: Merikay tells the Story