Pride Of Place

Peggy Parish Is Amelia Bedelia

Posted: 4 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Pride Of Place | Read Time: 3 minutes, 23 seconds
 "I guess I love mischief as much as Amelia Bedelia. I simply enjoy laughing at life." - Margaret Cecile "Peggy" ParishI love words. Two of my favorites are arugula and Bok Choy because of the way they roll around in my mouth. When I first read Peggy Parish's book about Amelia Bedelia, I was delighted to follow Amelia as she took a standard ph...
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Pride Of Place

Manning, South Carolina

Posted: 4 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Pride Of Place | Read Time: 3 minutes, 32 seconds
 Recently, my granddaughter asked me to read to her a charming book titled, Amelia Bedelia. Amelia, the heroine of the story, works as a housekeeper and is a true literalist. When asked to dust the furniture by her employer, she lightly covers all the home's furnishings with a fine powder. The story is a funny glimpse into the use and meaning of words. To celebrate the last hooray of su...
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Life Management

Summer Fun And New Ideas

Posted: 4 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 2 minutes, 25 seconds
Summer is in full swing as my squash and zucchini plants are heavy with fruit and I am in full gardening gear as I work to out wit our resident groundhog in battle for the most tender parts of the lettuce. He is winning. My grandkids are visiting one at a time this summer instead of descending upon us in a pack. There is such joy in these intimate and joyful visits but I will be the first to conced...
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Life Management

To Be or To Do

Posted: 4 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 3 minutes, 30 seconds
{ James Hunter Black Draftee }A new internal dialogue has emerged as I become increasingly aware of the finite nature of time. Money, shoes, and books are like Doritos, when needed, we just make more. But time appears to be the only resource that is specific and determined and therefore our mos...
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Pride Of Place

Madeleine L'Engle: A Wrinkle In Time

Posted: 4 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Pride Of Place | Read Time: 2 minutes, 46 seconds
Meg, Charles Wallace, Calvin, the twins, Sandy and Denny, Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which area all characters from Madeleine L’Engle’s juvenile novel, A Wrinkle in Time.  Each character has his or her idiosyncrasies that makes then magnetic and pleasing but my favorite is Mrs. Who. Mrs. Who is new to the human form and speech is difficult for her. Her solution to the en...
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Pride Of Place

New York City: The Upper East Side

Posted: 4 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Pride Of Place | Read Time: 3 minutes, 25 seconds
{View of Upper East Side from the Jacqueline Onassis Reservoir}The sun is shining and the temperature is mild so I have chosen to sit outside in our courtyard to write about New York City and Madeleine L’Engle. It is a bit of a struggle because a hullabaloo of sound is vying for my attention. A myriad of birds bellow lyrically at one another from above as heavy truck...
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