"Wonderful Tonight" By Pattie Boyd with Penny Junor
This book was an easy read and I read it in 2 days; it was written in an honest, but tactful way considering the many people that the writer included into this book. I did not feel that the author was trying to be sensational in her biography, her aim was to tell her story from childhood to her current life. Pattie Boyd is well known because she was married to George Harrison of the Beatles and to Eric Clapton. Both marriages put her into the spotlight of a life in rock and roll, she lived a life that was not private, she connected and intermingled with many other celebrities and well known people. I was born in 1964, only a few days after the Beatle's came to America for the first time. My older sister by 12 years was a big fan of the Beatle's and was able to go to a concert during this time. My sister owned every record that the Beatle's made, she was a adamant and enthusiastic fan. I remember when I was very young being entertained by watching her dance to the Beatle's music. The life that Pattie Boyd has lived is so far re-moved and different from most people's lives, but yet she seems in so many ways just like any gal, however, she really has lived a remarkable life.
Friday, February 8, 2008
I was sick again this week with another cold, then my computer went kaput, I am currently using my darling husbands work computer. Last week we had our 4 year old granddaughter with us, she also sneezed and coughed frequently, which is probably why I came down with another cold. Our granddaughter's name is Celeste and she loves for her Nana to read to her, she will generally sit next to me on my right side, and she will look at the pictures in the books while I am reading to her, but she will also watch my face when I read, I read with much expression and she will raise her eyebrows when I do, and copy my other expressions as well, I am sure we are very entertaining to others, but we always have such a great time in the land of books. I had checked out several books from the library by the author Beatrix Potter; "Beatrix Potter: The Complete Tales", "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", "The Tale of Tom Kitten", "The Tale of Jemima Puddle Duck", "The Tale of Jeremy Fisher", and "The Tale of Benjamin Bunny". These books have delicious illustrations of sweet looking animals, the stories are modest and non-threatening. Generally the stories of Beatrix Potter can be used as a teaching tool for children. "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" written in 1902 is the story of a light-hearted and adventurous young rabbit that lives with his mother and 3 sisters; Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton-tail. Young Peter invades the garden of Mr. MacGregor and he barely escapes the same fate as his father, but he does lose his shoes and little blue jacket. Peter does make it back home, but is decidedly ill from eating too much, and is put to bed by his mother and given chamomile tea. This story teaches children to obey their parents, parents rules are for their children's own protection. Last week was joyous, to live once again in a child's world, to read simple children's books, to eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, to watch cartoons on the television, and to be asked innocent but honest questions.