Re: 2010 January Chat
posted at 1/9/2010 11:18 AM EST
Hi Everybody -
Happy Saturday to all. tt, it always makes me chuckle when you mention city mouse - country mouse. Always loved that story and the elaborate illustrations. I must find the book and get it out. It's in one of the kid's rooms. Over the years, the kids put their childhood books away. Later on, I put them back and now when the grandchildren come, they go right for the books. When my dear little pink friend comes in, she heads upstairs to the books. I believe books are the greatest childhood treasure.
Anyway, thanks to all of you for your kind wishes. I went to visit our friend, and it's just as well my father didn't go. It would have made him sad. At the end of my mother's life, she was housebound for several years and this neighbor would come next door several times a week and she and my mother would play Scrabble. For those of you who play, you know that a word's validity is sometimes challenged. There was a lot of that going on, and finally, my mother put a dictionary on the kitchen table! Subtle, but it worked! She was a good friend to us for many years and good to me growing up.
Pingo, my avatar is taken from one of my favorite spots in Maine. The full size picture is stunning, but in a thumbnail you can't see detail. I wanted to get rid of the Santa photo and this is the first one I came across.
Speaking of the Charles, I'm about to bundle up and walk to the river and cross the Mass Ave. bridge. My destination is the top of Newbury Street and the Starbucks where a large hot chocolate has my name on it. Then I will walk back. It's a good walk and I'm ready for it. The river is frozen solid but beautiful with the recent dusting of snow on the ice.
Have a great day everybody.