Friday, July 15, 2011

Friday 56... Before the Rooster


The Friday 56

Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Add your link to The Friday 56

I didn't think I had ever seen a lovelier morning, or was it that I noticed for the first time?  I told myself the ominous sounds in the morning had not really happened and all was well with the world.


But it was not.

This little booklet is a collection of stories about the Second World War, by Miep Verkley.  In my adventures at the Library I came across it and brought it home for my husband to read.  His nickname is Rooster, he is not a reader, I'm trying hard to make him one.  He's read 3 pages this week. I cannot believe it.  I think I would have finished it by the time the potatoes came to a boil.  This looks like a self-published book.
Enjoy your Friday.

I dedicate this post to my Dad, Andrew, I don't think I ever saw him sit and read, but he most certainly could have told some of these stories.  It's 33 years today that he passed away.

9 comments:

fredamans said...

Odd 56 if you don't know the story behind it. Thanks for participating!

Bev Hankins said...

That's a very interesting snippet!

Here's mine: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/07/friday-memes_15.html

vvb32 reads said...

sounds like a hopeful story. mornings can be beautiful.

Jenny the Pirate said...

Your dad's name was Andrew? I love that name. You were so young when he passed away! I imagine he was relatively young too. I never had a dad so I love to hear father-daughter tidbits. I'm sure you have many fond memories. I am praying for your mom, dear Irene.

aloi @ guiltlessreading.blogspot.com said...

That seems like an extremely personal booklet!

:) "I think I would have finished it by the time the potatoes came to a boil." -- good luck!

wutheringwillow said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! Great teaser!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

That sounds very intriguing...thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

SquirrelQueen said...

It sounds like it is not going to be a good day. Interesting 56, a personal account of WWII stories perhaps?

Your dad sounds a lot like mine, I never saw him read a book either but he could tell some great stories.

Parabolic Muse said...

This post is touching. Is the book your quote is from a memoir of the war? Your husband must have been a serviceman, if they call him Rooster? My dad was gone when I was 13. My mom when I was 28. It's odd how it feels so recent.

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