Have you ever been tagged by a 'meme'? I've been tagged numerous times here in the Rain, and a couple of times outside as well. Some are fun, some cause me to struggle to think about just what to write that any one would care to read.
This week must be my 'lucky' week for some reason. I was tagged twice for 2 different memes, once for this 'bookworm meme' by our sweet Texas friend Linda Scanlan, and for the "friendship ball - I hate memes' meme by our Miami Shores dynamo, Ines. I still have to put that one together - I promise I will!
Anyway, this one is a book worm meme, and it's got 6 very simple rules:
- 1. Grab the nearest book.
- 2. Open the book to page 56.
- 3. Find the fifth sentence.
- 4. Post the text of the next two to five sentences.
- 5. Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book or the intellectual one. Pick the Closest.
- 6. Tag five people to do the same
Easy enough, right? Well, when I saw what the closest books were to me when I read this post, I quickly thought I should get up and go find another one. And then I thought that's not really right, so I'll stick to the rules and give you the info on the closest book to me. It's actually from 2 books because they were both on top of each other and both fell in my lap when I reached for one.
The first book is from my grief counseling group that I go to once a week. Many of you know I lost my honey this summer, and I had that book nearby because we have homework each week we're supposed to do. This book is called "Your Journey From Mourning to Joy". Here is what is on page 56, that is the 5th sentence:
"I feel like no one truly understands my loneliness. I feel off balance and falling without the support of my lost loved one. But You have called me to be part of a community and to see life from a greater, eternal perspective. I have to get out there and accept the support that's available."
The other book that fell into my lap as I reached was "I Love You, Ronnie". It's interesting as Bear gave me this book for Christmas a couple of years ago. This is a book of love letters from Ronald Reagan to his wife Nancy. Here's what is on page 56 of this book:
"Each time he passed through there (Albuquerque NM), whether heading east or going west, he'd send me a telegram: POWDER DOWN YOUR LIPSTICK. I AM ON THE DOWNHILL SIDE OF ALBUQUERQUE. I LOVE YOU. DID YOU EVER GET THE FEELING YOU'VE BEEN SOMEWHERE BEFORE? I AM GOING IN A CIRCLE. I AM ALSO IN LOVE..."
So, now comes the fun part - tagging FIVE others to play along with this bookworm meme! Here they are:
- Midori Miller - Daytona FL
- janeAnne "Green-O-Lina" - Asheville NC
- Margaret Rome - Baltimore MD
- Gena Riede - Sacramento CA
- Bill Gassett - Hopkinton MA
Have fun!! Post a link to your meme here in the comments so we don't miss reading it!
Ann Cummings, New Hampshire REALTOR
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