Now that my friends, is an obscure reference to an old Gravy Train commerical. It's no wonder people never know what I'm talking about. I still speak in the vernacular of vintage television commercials and after school specials. I can't remember to cut the broiler unit off, but I can recite decades old adages and such.
What about you? Do you find yourself retrieving ancient information from your memory banks? Anyway, I was just wondering if it was just me.
Still no new art to take fancy shots of to dazzle you with. I'm still working on needle point and going to the gym and trying to get healthy. BUT in between these things I do manage to read some. I am currently reading Rise and Fight Again by Charles Bracelen Flood. It recounts four of the most disastrous defeats of the American Revolution. I just finished the section on Fort Washington and read about the horrible deaths of the prisoners that were basically stored in churches and warehouses or violently stuffed into the bowels of docked warships without any food or water. Some very sad passages in the descriptions of these soldiers.
I also read fiction. I like the lighter crime novels. The ones that just say someone was killed and then the local librarian or book store owner proceeds to solve the mystery. I also like Southern writers like Fanny Flagg and can always relate to the scenarios that she refers to. I don't usually care two hoots for romantic fiction, but have enjoyed the books by Tracy Chevalier, due to their historical information and well researched facts.
So while it is snowing outside, or the wind is howling, or you just want to cozy up and read, what do you choose. Let me know. I always want to know what my friends are reading.
Well, that's it for now. Take care and stay safe and warm.