Nov 3, 2008

March in November

"Half of the American people never read a newspaper. Half never vote for President. One hopes it is the same half." - Gore Vidal

Wow, isn't this quote a zinger? Or do you feel like it has more sting than zing?

Hello Everyone!

When I was a kid, I read all of Louisa May Alcott's books a dozen times or more. I remember one particular chapter of "Little Women" began with one of the March girls grousing about November being such a dismal month and quick-witted Jo saying, "That's why I was born in it."

Not so dismal here, what with the crisp air and eyepopping colour of once dull (i.e., green) foliage. Some of that dogwood's leaves are pink.

I wonder if Jo March's November birthday was the 3rd of November? That's Miss Jeanne's birthday and she is now keeping her own weekly tally of the Official TransAtlantic Countdown as it heads towards ground zero in London. She has even promised to load an Oyster card (transportation) for me so I can get around London during the days she's at work and I'm on the loose. That is a real pal.

And like she reminded Me yesterday: "Only three more weeks! Squeaks!"

Maybe Jo's birthday was 14 November, which is T's birthday. As well as Bess's.

Or the 7th, which is my dad's. Or the 29th which was Louisa May's own birthday.

But what about the 4th of November? Anything fun doing on that day? No? Well, check it out!

Thanks to Velvet Ginger for this last!

Take care and until Friday,
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Velvet Ginger said...

I like that saying at the beginning and yes it IS a Zinger!!!
glad you like my "Oz gang" lol!

Anne said...

I don't know if those same statistics apply to modern voters! No matter what happens, there will be historic results! Happy Election Day! :-)

candy said...

Haaa! What a great Wizard of Oz photo!!