Friday, April 27, 2012

Good Morning, Good Morning, New Old Books, Out To Lunch, Winding Down

1. Up 4:00 AM to drive the night roads, taking her to the bus bound for D.C. Dawn slowly brightens the sky on my drive back home. I brew a fresh pot of coffee and begin the day for a second time.
2. I found some fun books at the library book sale. "The Leatherstocking Saga" by James Fenimore Cooper is set in western and upstate New York in areas where I grew up and am familiar with. "Etiquette" by Emily Post, published in 1922, tells you everything you need to know about how to behave anywhere from a fraternity party to a funeral. The chapter titled, "The Country House and Its Hospitality" sounds interesting and I can't wait to read, "What We Contribute to the Beauty of Living". Will share some later!
3. Lunch at Hollywood's was a sandwich of breaded eggplant with sauteed mushrooms, onions, peppers and melted provolone on grilled sourdough bread, accompanied by sweet potato fries. Very yummy!
4. Another pot of coffee, (brewed by Steve, B.!) bookends the day. This cup is taken on the porch as Steve and I catch up on our week.


  1. I love morning drives like that when you feel as you are the only one in the world who is awake.

    And I used to love to read Emily Post when I worked at the county library as a teenager! I would be interested in how it says you should react at a fraternity party. :) Miles from the way people act now.

  2. Oh, my goodness, I loved reading Cooper when I was a girl. Brings back memories of literature discussion around the table.

    I love the old manners books. Especially Post. No one can write them quite like her.

  3. Yum! That lunch sounds delicious!

    And you make driving home in the wee hours of the morning sound nice.

  4. Those *are* good library sale finds. Well done!