The Lure of the Book

After Christmas

After Christmas we were invited to a friend’s home for cookies and conversation.  We admired the beautiful room and the lovely decorations.  Most of us talked, but grandson, Samuel, spent a lot of the time reading a book.  I remember when I was a teen that I read a lot, too.  I felt that time without a book was more or less wasted time.  I wanted to read while we traveled from place to place in the car, but my father was positive that reading in the car would harm my eyes, so I was forbidden to read.  I had difficulty accepting this ban gracefully because I wanted to read every spare minute.  I suppose, as Samuel did, that I took my current book to whatever home our family visited.  Grown up conversation didn’t interest me as much as the book did.

About NJ

I love to write! I realized in 9th grade that I really enjoyed writing. Every two weeks we had assigned topics that we were to use to write an essay. I liked writing the essays. I'm a mom and a grandma. None of my family live nearby, but they visit when they are able to come. I've been a pastor's wife and a grade school teacher. Now I'm retired and enjoying visiting others, and indulging myself in my hobbies, --writing and art activities. I'm very thankful for the blessings in life.
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