Best Story Of The Week…August 8

I’m in a doctor’s office seated across from a pretty preteen reading a hardcover book.

I’m pleased by this since, rather than glued to a phone, she’s immersed in a page.

She’s still waiting when I’m about to leave, so I ask what she’s reading.

“Nancy Drew, The Secret of the Old Clock,” she politely says.

Well, guess who plops down for a little book banter declaring, she was my very first read, a gift from my Auntie Ida, and didn’t she just love Nancy?

She peers at me through enormous blue eyes probably assessing if I’m nuts or not, before saying with a hint of pride, “It’s my 6th Nancy this summer.”

I beam since, after all, we still have almost a month to go.

God bless the child who has a book, or 6.

sigh  🙂

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31 Responses to Best Story Of The Week…August 8

  1. What a satisfying encounter you had! I’ll bet she was very pleased to meet you, a Nancy Drew fan.

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  2. skinnyuz2b says:

    A friend of my mother’s gave me an entire Nancy Drew collection that her daughter had outgrown. I plowed through them in record time. We then donated the books to the daughter of another of mom’s friends who was bedridden for a couple of months. So nice to hear that girls still enjoy Nancy’s adventures.

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  3. Dale says:

    I love that the title of this post is “Best STORY…” as it applies all the more.
    Isn’t it funny how we get all tickled by seeing a fellow young reader? It is true it has become a rare occurrence… sigh…

    I loved Nancy Drew and The Bobbsey Twins and the Black Stallion and Beverly Cleary… “We must, we must, we must increase our bust!”… oh my… I think I read three-quarters of the books in the Boucherville Elementary School Library… great memories.

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  4. Sorryless says:

    Kids? Reading? Like . . . actual books?

    You could’ve sold a pic of that for big money to one of the local tabloids. They would have fit her image in between a hazy shot of Bigfoot and Trump’s lost tax returns!

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  5. Eilene Lyon says:

    Nancy Drew, my hero! The Titian-haired wonder sleuth. I’m so glad she seems to be a timeless draw for young readers.


  6. That was the first Nancy Drew book ever written, I think. My sister had a bunch of them growing up, while I collected Hardy Boys books and my younger sister had Bobbsey Twins books, all written in a similar style. It’s always good to see kids reading.

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  7. Never read Nancy, but did read the Hardy Boys and a zillion other comics, magazines, and books. Plus, managed my 77 hours a week of television, too. Thank you very much. You can do much if you put your mind to it. lol

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