Here We Go AGAIN ~ An Easy Bookworm Meme!

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX By The Bay - NH and Maine NH and Maine Broker

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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:

Have fun!!  Post a link to your meme here in the comments so we don't miss reading it!

 
                                                 Ann Cummings NH REALTOR

                                
  Ann Cummings, New Hampshire REALTOR
  RE/MAX Coast to Coast
  Portsmouth NH
  ann@anncummings.com
         888-349-5678       x 3839
  Servicing the Coastal Areas of NH & Southern Maine            

 

 

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Monika McGillicuddy
Prudential Verani Realty/Hampstead - Hampstead, NH
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Oh man..everyone has awesome deep books and I had to grab a crappy one..I couldn't even write the 5 sentences in the book. The last two were pretty bad!! Figures!

Nov 20, 2008 07:13 PM #4
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Monika McGillicuddy
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Oh meant to tell you we've been trying to call you via skype and cell...where are you???  I like your flower picture btw!!!

Guess where I went last night?? A camera club meeting!!!

Nov 20, 2008 07:15 PM #5
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Dena Stevens
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Ann, I'm so sorry. I didn't know and I'm sorry. I havent' been keeping up with everyone like I should.

"The bridge between life and death is love" A. Thornton

Nov 20, 2008 10:24 PM #6
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Gena Riede
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Ann, tagged twice! You poor thing or you could look at it as being loved twice as much. Keeps a girl busy with all these MeMe's doesn't it?

Got mine done for the 2nd time after managing to erase the 1st one accidently...hate that when it happens. Mine is at The Bookworm MeMe...The Shake

I found the book The Shake to be very helpful to me. I'm sure that when you read the right book or the right chapters you may find the help to ease the pain. It takes time, my friend.

Nov 20, 2008 11:24 PM #7
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Russell Lewis
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Hi Ann, I arrived her via tagging my friend Gena Reide and wanted to learn about who she tagged. This is a very personal and moving post and that sentence is extremely profound. I am sorry to hear of your loss and hope you are managing through it all.

So far you are the first person I have met in New Hampshire so I look forward to learning more through your blog. I hope you have a good weekend!

Nov 21, 2008 06:26 AM #8
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Ann~

My heart just skipped a beat as I read your post. Now tears. And sendingyou soft caring.

Books: Yikes...I am almost afraid to look at what might be near me. OK...I'm ready...I will

  • 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
  • and let you know....=)

    Nov 21, 2008 12:48 PM #9
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    Ann~...I had a blast with this...thanks...here's the link:

     http://activerain.com/blogsview/801583/EZ-reallyreally-EZ-Bookworm-MEME

     

    it was a 'silverthorn" in my "saddle" =)

     

    Nov 21, 2008 01:55 PM #10
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    Ann Cummings
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    Hey Midori - you're making me blush!!!!  I loved seeing you again, and I hope you are serious about a trip up here next year - we'll certainly show you a good time for sure!

    Hi Linda - thanks for tagging me, I think!  I love the Reagan love story book, all the more special now since Bear gave it to me.

     

    Nov 21, 2008 02:00 PM #11
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    Ann Cummings
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    Hi Bill - you picked a good week to be in Florida - too cold too early up here this week.  Enjoy that warmth, and please bring some back with you when you come back home!

    Hey Monika - I'm going to have to go see just what your 'crappy' book was!  ;-)
    You found me!!!

    Hi Dena - thank you, and that's  great quote.  I've missed seeing you around here.

    Hi Gena - hmm, I like the 'being loved twice as much' better.  Thanks for your words and for that book recommendation.

    Hi Russell - well welcome to my NH blog, and I hope you'll come back and visit again!  Thank you for your very kind words.

     

    Nov 21, 2008 02:05 PM #12
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    Ann Cummings
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    Hey janeAnne - thank you for that 'soft caring', that means a lot.  I'm glad you had the chance to meet Bear, he loved your area, and was so looking forward to going back....

    Hope you got that 'silverthorn' out of your 'saddle' by now!

    Ann

    Nov 21, 2008 02:07 PM #13
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    Ann- Those words right out of mourning to joy sound like many who find active rain!

    Nov 21, 2008 09:35 PM #14
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    Hi Katerina - I just re-read those words with what you wrote in mind as I do so, and you're right!  I never thought about it that way, but that's exactly what so many feel here.  Very thankful to be part of this community!

    Nov 22, 2008 05:44 AM #15
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    Hi Ann, this is my first visit to your blog.  I'm sorry for your loss, but you sound like you are doing wonderful!  I'll be back to see what else you are up to in New Hampshire.

    Nov 24, 2008 09:50 AM #16
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    Hi Ann - thanks and welcome!!  I hope you'll be back often - I enjoy making new friends here in the rain.

    Ann

    Nov 24, 2008 05:17 PM #17
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    Jim Lee
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    My nearest book was a school coupon book local schools sell as a fundraiser, on page 56 is:

    "$1.00 off Adult Ticket

    Receive one dollar off one adult ticket to the 2008 Fantasy of Trees to benefit Children's Hospital. Event takes place Nov. 26-30, at the Knoxville convention Center, Henley Street at Clinch Avenue."

    Nov 25, 2008 08:37 AM #18
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    Ann Cummings
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    Hey Jim - did you go buy that adult ticket??  Did you do your "Friendship Ball" meme yet, the one you were tagged for??

    ;-)
    ps - I'm still waiting for my Fex-Ex cheeseburger.....

    Nov 26, 2008 05:36 AM #19
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    Tim Ludemann
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    I have been tagged as well before but very busy and never got around to it...sounds like fun if you have the time and i don't have books in my office so it could be interesting...

    Nov 26, 2008 08:09 AM #20
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    Ann Cummings
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    Hi Tim - do your meme from home then!  This one takes very little time, just grab the closest book, find page 56, count down to the passage it says, put it in your meme, go find 5 people to tag, and you're done!  Easy as that!

    Ann

    Nov 26, 2008 05:08 PM #21
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    That is one powerful page 56! Most of the time, they just make no sense, but that sentence is powerful and speaks volumes about the book. We all have had loss at sometime in our life and we all feel that no one else understands our feelings. Clearly this book makes you feel not so along in this world when you seem to be at your darkest hour.

    Nov 29, 2008 01:08 AM #22
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    Ann Cummings
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    Hi Todd - thanks for reading and commenting.  This book is a very good book, and you're right about that section being pretty powerful.  In the last 3 years, I've lost my mom, my grandfather (my mom's dad), and this year I lost my significant other.  I'd had other losses in the past, and I can tell you that this loss, the loss of my 'spouse' of 17 years, was like none of the others combined, and has been quite devastating to me.  This book is very good, and that particular section is especially appropros.

    Thanks again for your comment,
    Ann

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