Monday, March 31, 2014

Book 303

French Ways and Their Meanings, Edith Wharton, Berkshire House.  (Originally published in 1919.)

I always enjoy Wharton's writings. Her novels bely her study of human nature.  So, not surprisingly, a non-ficition book about the French people and culture would be all about human nature.

This book was written nearly 100 years ago, so certainly some aspects have changed for both cultures.  Women in the US routinely work alongside men.  My social circle is not limited to other women as would seem to have been the case in America a hundred years ago for married women.  I cannot "partner" with my husband in his work as Wharton describes for the French women -- I am not a rocket scientist --  but I can and have influenced decisions he has made within his career.  So, either the US has "grown up" a bit as a nation and within its culture, or I have been deeply affected by my French maternal grandmother.

Thomas' Second 504th Story

504.     Once upon a time, there was rain.  And the sun chased away the rain.  And it was a beautiful day. 
And there was a Sophie Dog and a Molly Kitten.   Sophie Dog chased Molly Kitten on the back porch.  This was a disaster.
The End. 

Thomas' Second 503rd Story

503.     Once upon a time, there was a Thomas named Thomas.  He was going for a walk.  Like Robin Hood.  He went out the front door.  Like Robin Hood.  And he walked on the grass.  Like Robin Hood.  And he wore sunglasses.  Like Mr. Cool Robin Hood.
Thomas walked and he saw a squirrel and a bluebird.  And the squirrel ran, and the bluebird flew.  Right down the dream.
The End. 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Thomas' Second 502nd Story

502.     Once upon a time, there was a Thomas named Thomas.  He had apple cinnamon toast for breakfast.  It looked very delicious.  It WAS very delicious.  And now it’s gone.
The End.

Thomas' Second 501st Story

501.     Once upon a time, there was a Thomas named Thomas.  He was outside.  He was playing with Sophie Dog.  He was talking to Sophie Dog.  But then the barking wore off.
The End.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Thomas' Second 500th Story

500.     Once upon a time, there was an F for fish.  Cats eat fish.  And rats eat cake.  And F is for frog.  And fizz.  And F is for fez.
The End.