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This is the place I share book (movie) selections and reviews I have found worth mentioning. I'll also share gleanings of family life, faith, home education, and ongoing writing projects. Book selections will include children's books, books on home education, Catholic books, classics, series, raising children, and books that are made for reading under a shady oak tree with lemonade, in a bubble bath with a latte', or next to a snuggly fireplace with a cup of hot cocoa. Happy Reading!

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Thank You, Daniel Webster

Opa came this morning for his usual cup of coffee.
We had just read Longfellow's The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere and Chels wants very much to see the Old North Church.

Opa shared his past tour of Boston with the kids, especially his enjoyment of visiting a local Boston pub. He got to sit at the original wooden bar and in the exact spot Daniel Webster enjoyed his liquid afternoon refreshment.

"Who's Daniel Webster?" my 11-year-old wanted to know. "A singer?"

"No, Garrett. Think for a minute. in Webster's Dictionary."

"You mean somebody wrote that book?"

Well, of course. Daniel Webster did."

"You mean he actually wrote the dictionary? How boring."

Okay, so perhaps my NASCAR fanatic, golf-enthusiast son thinks it's boring. But even he has to admit that people use the dictionary everyday. It's quite the best-seller, I'm sure.


  • At 6:48 PM, Blogger Danielle said…

    i must admit, it to me a while to accept the fact that the dictionary was actually written and wasn't just a book of information that had always been there. i boring.



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