Old timey books

Little Women A friend was downsizing his family’s book collection recently and asked me if I’d like their copy of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. On a whim, I said, “Sure!”  I haven’t read it since I was a child, nor have I seen the movie. But I opened it up and started reading. My goodness! It brought back such memories, not just of that story, but of many of the books I read during my childhood–especially books from my grandparents. It really reflected the day and age when they were brought up, and reading Little Women I understood their attitudes and actions so much more clearly–beliefs and values which they passed on to my parents, and they all passed on to me.  Indeed, many of which I also passed on to my children, who are now passing them on to my grandchildren. Some people think our children and grandchildren are kind of old-fashioned, but so many others compliment them on their respectfulness, honesty, caring, helping, work ethic, and beliefs.

Yesterday I spent most of the day doing a variety of short editing jobs. I always enjoy so much reading new material, and trying to help writers refine their work while at the same time respecting and maintaining their personal voices.

Today was mainly taken up with tutoring, catching up email letters, and writing a post at my penandpapermama.com site . . . which I just now remembered I haven’t quite finished. Guess I need to complete it before bedtime!

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