I was on the computer last week when a few dear friends from long ago came to mind.

Aunt Annie and Uncle Ubb
Waldo Woo
Rosy Ross
Vera Vinn
Jerry Jordan
Peter Pepper

And my very favorite, Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz.  Who, according to my son, looks like a bedspread.


Do any of these names ring a bell?  Maybe you grew up with them, like I did.

Last week, they came to visit again when my daughter introduced them to the three-year old she babysits now and then.

Aunt Annie brought her alligator.  Uncle Ubb came with his umbrella.   And his underwear.  Rosy was back on her rhinoceros.  Jerry brought some jam.  Peter had his puppy.  Waldo was clean as a whistle, having just been hosed down by his his friend, Warren.  Luckily, Vera did not bring her violin (as she is very, very awful.) 

It was great to see that everyone was just as I remembered.  They hadn't changed a bit.

They have a relative who shows up only around the holidays.   He's a scroogy kind of fella who demands an awful lot from his sweet puppy.  I get irritated with him every year...for about twenty minutes.  Then, I remember he has a heart problem, and I just need to be patient.   Sure enough...he turns around, and pretty soon, he's seated at the head of the table carving the holiday ham.

Oh, to live in Seussville and be surrounded by whimsical, feathery creatures, where bears wear neck ties, turtles snooze in tuttle trees, camels walk on ceilings, and Whos celebrate Christmas morning with no gifts in sight.

Thank you, Theodor Seuss Geisel, for gifting me with the first books I remember reading.  


The Man with the Plan said...

Every so often at work, I find myself saying "big (letter), little (letter), what begins with (letter)?"

Sadly, nobody has any idea what I mean. And this is a town with a Dr. Suess art gallery!

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Unknown said...

There are no better books the from Dr. Suess!

Paula said...

Wonderful post!

Rita said...

Wonderful memories and great post! :)

Zoanna said...

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Faith Laces said...

My daughter has been watching Horton Hears A Who almost non-stop for two weeks! She just loves the 'whos' but she keeps calling them monkeys!

Dihiwi said...

I love Dr. Seuss stories and I haven't thought about them in years. Thanks for bringing back such a great memory. I think my favorite was Green Eggs and Ham but they are all wonderful. And, to think we treasured them without computer graphics or violent chase scenes, etc. Thanks for visiting my blog. I enjoyed reading yours and will visit again! www.dianeweidenbenner.com or "In my own words" on Blogging from A to Z

Cynthia Rodrigues Manchekar said...

Hi, I am writing to you from India. We never had Dr Seuss books when I was growing up. The only books we had were Enid Blyton ones. Today my 5yo daughter has many books from The Cat in the Hat series. Very happy to know that you are a book reader too. Heartwarming post. I was touched by your memories of the little characters that populated your childhood.

Cynthia Rodrigues Manchekar at Cynthology

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

I was never a fan of Dr. Suess in fact I am still not much of a fan