Monday, already? Where did the weekend go? Sometimes I wish I could slow down time. Mmm, good idea for a story, no? Anyhow, today I'm doing '#InkRipples. The topic is Fairy Tales.
It's no secret. When I was a kid I hated to read. No one insisted I read, so I only did what was necessary to pass from grade to grade. However, I did enjoy listening to Fairy Tales on the radio. Years ago, before many of you were born, a program called "Let's Pretend" came on the radio. Yes, this was before TV, but I had my own little radio in my bedroom and listened to it almost every night. Actors spoke the part of the different characters from favorite Fairy Tales. I loved listening to "Sleeping Beauty" and the other magical stories. The show did not make me want to read the books, but I did learn to care for the characters.
"Let's Pretend" was originally called "The Adventures of Helen and Mary." Nila Mack produced the show and thought children should tell the story since they were for children. So the actors were children actors. The show was on the air from 1934 to 1954. It won the Peabody Award. The Peabody Awards were originally only for radio, but in 1948 television awards were introduced. In the late 1990s additional categories for material distributed via the World Wide Web were added. Materials created solely for theatrical motion picture release are not eligible.
Today, since I've learned I really do enjoy reading, I have several anthologies of fairy tales. They are some of my favorite stories, even though I'm no longer a child.
#InkRipples is a monthly meme created by Kai Strand, Mary Waibel, and Katie L. Carroll. They post on the first Monday of every month with a new topic. They're all authors, but you don't have to be to participate.
The idea of #InkRipples is to toss a word, idea, image, whatever into the inkwell and see what kind of ripples it makes. The topic for June is Blurbs. Oh, I'm looking forward to this one. So, how about joining the fun. Just be sure to link back to Katie, Kai, and Mary.