Pigtown Design has announced that today is World Book Day. This is my kind of holiday, And an excuse to pay homage to my Grandmother.
Nanny, as she was know, was Irish by birth. She married another Irishman, Sullivan by name and immigrated to Canada.
By the time I had been acquired, or rather became aware, she was living with us in Michigan.
She was the soul of patience, a rare quality in my house.
She taught me two things when I was three. One was to crochet, the other to read.
I lost the crocheting early on but the ability to lose myself in a book has stayed with me for many decades.
I learned to cook, garden, travel, spell and cast a spell from books.
When I moved into my house in 2001 the first thing we did was build bookcases around the window in the dining room. It is a given someone will jump up during a dinner party to find the name/picture of a plant or an ingredient in a dish.
Why do I love blogs so much? For the pictures of course but mostly for the tales, the way you all use words to pull me into your worlds, and open my eyes and mind to other possibilities.
Just like books do.
So Happy World Book Day, let's all crack a spine together in celebration!