Monday, July 30, 2012

My First Fannie Flagg Book

Just finished reading this book of 365 pages, which I checked out of the Foley Library. The hard cover book looks like it's bigger than it really is, and it has eight recipes at the back included in those pages.

Since I found the first recipe on another blog, let me direct you there before I forget it. It's for Neighbor Dorothy’s Heavenly Caramel Cake.

Fannie's last book in paperback has been available to purchase at Magnolia Springs Pharmacy & Gifts, so I need to rush right over there before they are sold out.

Yes, I liked the book and recommend it. It's easy reading and quick. For a few moments, you think it's turning into a John Grisham type of novel, but, no, it's a unique book to my way of thinking. I cannot imagine anyone not enjoying it, but that's just me.

If anyone reads this, they probably know way more than I did about Fannie Flagg until I looked her up on the internet. Here's what Wikipedia had to say about her.
Fannie Flagg

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Happy 4th of July

The New Colossus

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

Emma Lazarus, 1883