March 10, 2008


I have this little book that has some nice little nuggets that are, sometimes, quite thought provoking. The book is written by the "Mom's" children and are all the little PS messages she left at the end of the book. She seems like a zany woman who would save the monumental news to share as a little aside before exiting a room.

Like the type of woman who would come in and ask her dear sweet husband what he would like to drink with his dinner and then upon exiting the room she would pause briefly to toss her head and say, "Oh by the way, we are pregnant!" Not that I know anyone who would do that, cough, sputter... but I kind of like people who do. It keeps you on your toes! (and just for the record NO we aren't pregnant, but I would be ecstatic if we were! I will just have to cuddle my little niece when she gets here.)

Anyway, back to the book at hand (man if I was a preacher we would never get out of service because of all the little rabbit trails my mind makes! Not that I would preach - at least not in front of a roomful of men -never mind!)

So this book has many wonderful little truths that are so thought provoking and many times they are in medias res. (Glad I remembered something from college!)

For instance one quote says:

"P.S. I know how upset you are with Robert. But when you remember how hard it is to change yourself. You begin to understand what little chance we have of changing others."

Now I don't know who Robert is but man he is glad to have this Mom on his side. However, when I'm upset with hubby or think that I know better, it would be really great to remember this little adage.

And some are just funny:

"P.S. Your father defines an honest man as someone you could play checkers with over the telephone."

Now the truth is that I typically hate these little books. They don't tell a story and they are usually over the top with sentiment (think the Chicken Soup for the soul, children, mom, etc. - Sappy money makers - ugh...makes my stomach ache!) They are fillers for gifts and money wasters and dust collectors. Anyway, I usually feel this way but this little book is pretty sweet and the cherry on top is that it is not mine, it is my Mother in Laws - so it can sit on her shelf and collect dust and I can visit it and blow off the layer of dust every once in awhile.

Now what to label this post. Hmmm.. definitely files under Rambling!


Chad and Rebecca said...

I have that kind of father that I could play checkers with over the phone!

Liz said...

Yep me too, giggle. Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

Hi, you left a link on Candy's website for the "Twaddle free reading list" but when I tried to go to it, it didn't work. If you wouldn't mind leaving a link to it in my comments section, that would be much appreciated.
Susan. :o)

Smockity Frocks said...

So funny, I feel the SAME WAY about those Chicken Soup books! I've never admitted it, though, because I thought everyone liked them.


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