Start Young & Pay Attention

Last Thursday, I saw a tweet that was tagged, #tbt and not knowing what it meant, asked my social media savvy daughter, Elissa to fill me in.

It was then I first learned about Throw Back Thursday….tweeting a photo from years gone by. Since then, I have seen the tag in lots of tweets.

Where have I been? Was I not paying attention? Image 2

So, here is my photo for this week’s #tbt. Maybe it was here, back in 1963 that I first had my love of reading nurtured.

Thanks Dad. (Who by the way has read more paperback books in his life than anyone I know)

My only regret these days is that the shelves in my library are filled to the brim and I find myself opting for “e-Books” on the iPad….not nearly as comforting and it precludes me from writing (with a fountain pen, of course) on the inside cover, my name, the date I bought or was given the book and the reason why?….my ritual of new books.

Also, in keeping with reading, here is a saying that I tweeted last night, but is worthy of mentioning again.

“… Just as food is necessary to the life of the body, so good reading is necessary to the life of the soul.” -Bl. John XXIII
courtesy of @UofDallas

So, what are you reading?

About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Nashville, TN, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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1 Response to Start Young & Pay Attention

  1. Ray, my regret is aligned squarely with yours. I too opt for e-books and I’m disappointed when a book I want to read is not available on e-platform.


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