Saturday, October 04, 2008

A Meme with a difference

Susan, of Patchwork Reflections sent a fun meme to try.

Here are the instructions:

* Grab the nearest book.
* Open the book to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post the text of the next two to five sentences in your blog along with these instructions.
* Don’t dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.
* Tag five other people to do the same

The closest book to me, apart from the dictionary, was one given to me by a very dear friend, entitled 'The Eternal Hills' by Donna Spooner Tanney (some of you will now be able to guess who the dear friend is).

Page 56.

"I pretend I'm brave, too, but when Hank's gone, and I'm alone, I get to thinking about what could happen, when the baby comes.

Hank is doing right well on the farm. Our grain and garden look first rate. His harness business is doing great, and I dassn't say anything to upset him. He is so good to me.

I'm getting quite a stock of baby things sewed up, and some knitted sweaters and booties, too. It's a January baby, so he'll need them. Say hello to all the girls and tell them they're going to be aunts! I miss you all."

Now to ask 5 other bloggers:

I could ask Kerri as she knows the above excerpt off by heart, but she has already been asked, so instead I shall choose:







Kerri said...

I'm glad you're finding time to do a little reading.
It's ages since I read that book. I'll have to dig it out again.
This is a fun meme Ms. Alice. Thanks for the link :)

Pear tree cottage! said...

Alice, I have broad band, No! I mean "I HAVE BROAD BAND" JUST TODAY!!!!SO!!! you know what that means to me........(smiles) it means I can get to see all your photos before the downloads time out and become unable to get......O! MY GOSH! I could not be happier..."yippee"

Right!! now!! off I go to take a look at all your photos not only from today or yesterday but way back...yes Way back lol lol lol....see you in a week.

(smiles) Lee-ann

Susan said...

Hi Alice, it looks like a good book! Hope all is well with you.

Seeing Anew said...

Lovely excerpt! I wonder what was on page 56 of the dictionary :-)

Noella said...

Haven't I got some catching up to do!

I accept the challenge and will follow through, better late than never...

...and I want to enjoy catching up with your postings from your beautiful garden and your travels too. No, I'm not going to rush them, just look at one a day and really enjoy each photo.