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Saturday, July 12, 2014

A few favorite people...

I mentioned, a couple of posts ago, reading Letters of C.S. Lewis.
I highly recommend it to those of you who love this man's writings. He is such a kindred spirit! My particular copy was given to me by my mom some years ago, and is all the more precious because of her margin  notes. I've just begun re-reading it and he is only 18 years old when he writes the first letters. Here's an example showing his thoughts on religion at that age, along with two short comments from my mom.

And this one, on the next page, I thought was adorable. Can you imagine an 18 year old boy having the courage to admit these kinds of feelings? That's one of the things I find so appealing about him.
In another passage he talks about the joy of finding a parcel on the hall table and unwrapping it to find a long anticipated book. There are many discussions about good books, walks in the country, the importance of tea time, spiritual things, and humorous exchanges between Lewis and his brother and friends. It's the sort of book you can read in short bits here and there.
Here's one more passage, skipping five years down the road, to whet your appetite for more. You'll probably need to click on the photo to get the larger version so you can read it.

I think he loved many of the same things that I, and many of my blogging buddies, love.
He led a fascinating life, and I think this is one of the most interesting ways to learn more about him. Thanks, Mom!

Two more of my favorite people, Audrey and Hazel, are always doing fun and fascinating things. The other day while visiting, I referred to A & H as "you guys". Audrey looked at me quizzically and said, "Grandma, we're not GUYS; we're GIRLS! We're GIRLS; we're not BOYS!" I considered trying to explain myself, but then I could only smile. She was right, after all.

That very evening Audrey and Hazel's dad and grandpa went blueberry picking in Grandpa Doug's woods. Daddy Adam came home after everyone was in bed for the night, so he left the bowl of blueberries on the kitchen counter with a note, "Be sure to inspect and wash before eating." Well, Miss Audrey was the first one up in the morning and when Mommy Micah found her she was standing by Hazel's crib sharing the almost empty bowl of blueberries with her little sister. Hazel had both fists full of blueberries and they were really enjoying themselves. Who needs television with this kind of entertainment?

I'm off to eat breakfast and then to work. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Shalom to you.


  1. Aw, you DO enjoy those sweet grands very much and I'm sure you contribute a great deal to their sweet little minds and souls.
    Yay for C.S.

  2. It's interesting how Lewis went from not being a Christian to being a Christian. What a gift God gave the world when He made Jack Lewis!

  3. I have put that C.S.Lewis book on my on-going books-to-look-for list. I have several of his but had not heard of this one. Thanks for the recommendation.

    1. Oh good! Hope you can get a copy. You'll love it! :D

  4. I think I need that book eventually. Your photo gave a teasing, tantalizing glimpse of his views regarding Beowulf and Malory, and I want to know what he said!!! Boohoo! I'll read it one of these days.


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