Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Bring The Rain
It's raining. Praise the Glorious Maker above. We haven't had a good rain since end of January beginning of February. I'm up early. (in solitude) Lambert took Hoot to work with him this morning. Hoot has begged for Lambert to take him to the shop for about 2 years now. They will enjoy a greasy breakfast at a local cafe and then Lambert will make his routine trip to Sams, which Hoot will love. He also has to run into Houston to pick up a few parts then they will return to the shop where Hoot will greet employees and customers. Hoot is wearing a ratrod t-shirt his papa bought him last year. He felt it was fitting given the shop is full of classic and custom hotrods. It's (work) all so romantic in the eyes of a soon to be 7 year old. The Doll and I will meet them for lunch and he will come home with me (sure to be ready for an afternoon nap) while it rains... I hope... I just finished another short book a neighbor brought me. 84, Charing Cross Road. I told her how I enjoyed The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society and she insisted I follow it with 84, Charing Cross Road. It's a beautiful correspondence between a freelance writer living in NYC and a used book dealer in London. The first letter is dated 1949 a few years after the end of WWII. Rationing was going on in London and most families were still feeling the effects of the war. The best part of the book is that the story is non-fiction. The actual letters were first published in 1969. I love the sweet friendship captured in the letters. It's a quick read that will tug at your heart especially if your an Anglophile. Okay, I'm done with the book review. I'm going to sit outside and listen to the rain while I enjoy my coffee.