A to Z Challenge- People, Qualities or Things that inspired me – G

For Letter G, I had too many choices. But I went with Brothers Grimm’s Fairytales

Facts about The Grimm

Born: 4 January 1785 (Jacob) and 24 February 1786 (Wilhelm) 
Died: 20 September 1863 (Jacob) and 16 December 1859 (Wilhelm) 
Birthplace: Hanau, Germany
Best known as: Authors of Grimm’s Fairy Tales
     The Brothers Grimm Biography

The German brothers Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm spent years collecting and researching folk tales early in the 19th century. They published Children’s and Household Tales in 1812, a collection which became known as “Grimm’s Fairy Tales.” The collection included what are now some of the world’s most famous stories, including Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel and Rumpelstiltskin. Wilhelm married in 1825, but Jacob never wed and for most of his life lived in his brother’s home. The brothers also began a German historical dictionary, the enormous Deutsches Worterbook, which ran to 16 volumes when it was finally completed by others in 1954.

( Source; Who2.com)

This old edition was in our home forever. It had lost its jacket, but the plain blue book survived many decades. It was my first introduction to fairytales. I had heard the stories and had also seen the animated movies but the book was different. It was a bit “grim” but authentic. I didn’t read it to my kids as it was a plain-looking book, unlike the ones printed for kids. No color illustrations or glossy pages. But I loved reading it and was grateful that these two men did make the effort to collect these stories and put them together in one book. A treasure for generations to come.

Honorable mention;

Today my granddaughter has turned two!

She is the only granddaughter I have and I love her to bits. I see a little of myself in her.

Happy birthday my little 💖 baby girl.

I wrote a poem about her last year when she was 14 months old.




32 thoughts on “A to Z Challenge- People, Qualities or Things that inspired me – G

  1. I hope your little bundle of energy had a good birthday 🎂

    And I didn’t know one of the brothers shared MY birthday… very cool!
    I like the original tales, even though they’re darker. And what a treasure that book is! ANY book really… right?😉💕🥳🌸

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Absolutely right. And this one is so old probably belonged to my mom too.
      She had a lovely birthday with just family around her. Ate too much chocolate cake and was so hyper for hours afterwards. ❤️

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.