Saturday, February 28, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Well, I am a member of a book club, I must admit. Called The Bookmarkers, we are twelve-or-so ladies who love to read good books, and we get together every so often to talk about the books we read. Now, doesn't that sound like fun? Everyone should join a bookclub; it's a brain-stretching activity.
The book we'll be reading next is Down the Garden Path by a fellow named Beverley Nichols.
Beverley Nichols was a multitalented British socialite who is apparently best remembered for his garden writings. Handsome, urbane, and possessed of a delightful sense of humor, Nichols has emerged as one of the most enduring garden writers of the previous century. He starred in movies in the 1920s, wrote music and songs for the theater, reported for newspapers, and wrote his own memoirs early on, plus numerous novels, mysteries, cat books, and biographies. Lucky for us, he loved plants, gardens, and the eccentric personalities associated with them.
Here's a wonderful Beverley Nichols website to click and view. Look at the Black Kitties!
Friday, February 13, 2009
This is it! Valentine's Day Eve. Have you done all your shopping? Personally, I'm running a little behind schedule, but I do believe my heart's in the right place!
Valentine's Day is the perfect time to give big kisses to all the possums in your life. And remember, when you drive your car along those long and winding country roads, slow down and give the odd possum time to cross the road unmolested. He'd do the same for you.
Some Valentine's Day History:
In the Middle Ages, there was a belief that the first unmarried person of the opposite sex you met on the morning of St. Valentine's Day would become your spouse. Valentine's Day cards gained popularity in America during the Revolutionary War. Mass production of Valentine cards started in the early 1900s. And here in Alabama, the Valentine Possum visits every home, bringing candy, flowers and greeting cards for all those who have true and eternal affection for our magnificent marsupials.
So, I hope everyone has a truly joyous Valentine's Day 2009. The possumabilities are endless!
Friday, February 6, 2009