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Home & Garden > Guilt and the Cat in the Hat
 

Guilt and the Cat in the Hat

I am feeling guilty this morning because I was supposed to attend a stock market seminar and I am choosing to go to a birthday party instead. Ted's brother is celebrating his 80th today. Someone else can have my pricey ticket. I helped a friend with a garage sale last Saturday. I spent most of the day shelving books. She has over 250 thousand paper backs and a lot of hard back books in all categories. I discovered to my horror, that not one book sold except the ones I bought. I got an annotated version of The Cat In The Hat and a John Grisham that I had not read. My children loved the Cat in the Hat and I read it to them every night until Bobby was twelve. Dr. Seuss made readers of them both. One child who attended told me, " We ain't buying no books because we have library cards and only check out movies." Is it any wonder that America is dumbing down. I hope my great grandies can leave their lap tops long enough to enjoy the cat and his delightful mischief. Jose is looking handsome today. He went to the groomers yesterday and got a lion cut. He has so much fur that he looks like a little brown bear and it is uncomfortable in this heat. Happy August to everyone but I am looking forward to a little nip in the air and some pumpkins and mums.

posted on Aug 17, 2019 5:11 AM ()

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People my age are dumping their collections. Books is at the top of the list, followed by dinnerware and collectables.
comment by jjoohhnn on Aug 17, 2019 4:27 PM ()
I have always loved books but I can understand why a person gets rid of them. They are heavy and hard to move. I do not understand why one would get rid of china. I have a lot but it is going to two of my grand daughters.
reply by elderjane on Aug 18, 2019 3:43 AM ()
That questioner was probably a grown up. I love books and always have read extensively since the first grade. I was about ten when I read
Farewell to Arms and didn't have the knowledge to know the hero was impotent. I kept thinking if they love each other what is stopping them. A ten year old can get in over her head with Hemingway.
comment by elderjane on Aug 17, 2019 3:05 PM ()
I nearly put a 'spiced pumpkin flavor' alert on Facebook. It seems so early for it to be showing up on the store shelves, but it's next to the Halloween candy, which has been out for at least a couple of weeks. Labor Day is a pretty boring holiday from a merchandising standpoint, except for Back to School, which has gotten diluted by so many schools starting in August.
comment by traveltales on Aug 17, 2019 12:42 PM ()
Labor day is not a fun holiday! It is kind of the last gasp of summer.
reply by elderjane on Aug 17, 2019 2:55 PM ()
Once I have more free time for reading I’ll be getting back to it!!! I miss it.
Sawyer loves books, Skylar is starting to read so we will encourage her to read!
I can’t wait for cooler air!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
comment by kristilyn3 on Aug 17, 2019 5:47 AM ()
I have the highest praise for Dr. Seuss. I think my kids favorites were
How the Grinch stole Christmas and the Cat in the Hat. I love them too, I guess I have never grown entirely up. Their other favorite was McBeth
as odd as it sounds.
reply by elderjane on Aug 17, 2019 3:01 PM ()
It is truly dismaying that reading is becoming a lost art. Another one is writing and reading cursive handwriting. The kids text and condense words, so spelling is going away too. I answer questions on a political opinion site. One of them was, "did President Kennedy start Watergate." I wrote (sic) "Neat trick, since he died before it happened." I wonder how old that questioner was.
comment by tealstar on Aug 17, 2019 5:29 AM ()
I goofed again your reply is above.
reply by elderjane on Aug 17, 2019 3:06 PM ()

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