October 6, 2021
The Story Behind the Picture
There is so much to say about this photo, but first let me tell WHY I took the photo. I should’ve taken a “before” photo, but I didn’t so it will just have to be. The shelf above “My Reality Check Bounced” was starting to bow, and needed to be fixed. You can’t really see it in the photo, but the shelf is two pieces of wood wedged together, where the seam is, is where it was starting to bow. So I took it down and screwed a 2×4 underneath and put it back.
~ All of the books on the shelf have been read and have been turned into movies. Of all the books, Doctor Zhivago was the hardest to read. It took me several months to read. If you have read it, you understand why. The main characters go by different names throughout the book, which makes it hard to keep track of. But I was bound and determined to finish it. That book and The Thornbirds were among the stuff that were my grandmothers, which came to our house when we moved her into the nursing home.
~ My favorite book on the shelf is 1984. I have read it three times now, the first time I was in high school.
~ The duck and doll head also came from my grandmother…there are actually two ducks, but you can’t really see the other duck. I almost threw the doll head out, but decided to keep it…it’s creepy, my son doesn’t like it but I do. So…he loses on this one!
~ The wall paper needs to go and the walls need to be painted, but right now that’s the least of my concerns. The walls will be painted yellow again. Yellow was my mom’s favorite color…I could do another color, but it brightens up the room. This room (the living room) and the woodstove room are on the south side of the house and stays dark, regardless how bright the sun is that day. So, it needs a bright color and yellow works for me.
Other books on the shelf:
~ Gone With The Wind (Never saw the movie til this year!)
~ Grapes Of Wrath
~ Of Mice And Men
~ To Kill A Mockingbird
~ The Hobbit
~ Lord of the Rings Series
~ The War of the Worlds
hope you have a great day!
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“How wonderful to be alive,” he thought. “But why does it always hurt?”
~ Boris Pasternak
~ Richard Dryfuss