Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tom Sawyer

The first book I read was Tom Sawyer. Mrs. Teter started to read the book to us and after a few pages she stopped. I ask her when she was going to read some more of Tom Sawyer? she said she didn't have time and here is the book, you read it. I said I can't read a big book like that and she told me that she would help me with the words if I needed help.

I was in the third grade and it was the beginning of the school year.

I read the book and started on a voyage of reading and I have never stopped.

I remember the scene shown here. Aunt Polly told Tom he had too white wash the fence soon Tom had the neighbor boys paying him for the privilege of doing Tom's work.

I have spent many happy hours lost between the covers of this book.

1 comment:

Robin said...

I apologize... I didn't see an email address...

I was a friend and reader of Carmon’s blog and I saw many of your comments there.
Carmon meant so much to me, though we never met in person. But that’s the way of the world, these days... you find you can truly love the intangible person.
Since she died I’ve visited her blog daily, out of habit and I’ve seen that you have visited often, as well.
I’ve logged in wanting to be there if Mike should write something. I wonder how he’s doing, how the animals are and I wish there were a place where I could speak to others who loved her. She left her blog with ‘approval only’ so whatever I or you have sent in the past couple of weeks... it goes into the ether....
People need a place to grieve and speak about the person they loved. I’ve created a blog, nothing remarkable... but a place where we can gather,
If you would like to have a place to go to talk about Carmon, say goodbye... whatever, the address is
Write your comments, letters, whatever and if you have a photo or anything you would like to share send it to me..... and I’ll create a post with it.
I don’t expect this to be elaborate... just a quiet space for us to share our memories and love for her... and then leave her to ride Star into a new existence.