"And to this purpose"

"If people like to read their books, it is all very well, but to be at so much trouble in filling great volumes, which, as I used to think, nobody would willingly ever look into, to be labouring only for the torment of little boys and girls, always struck me as a hard fate; and though I know it is all very right and necessary, I have often wondered at the person's courage that could sit down on purpose to do it." (In other words: rambling analyses, opinions, ideas, views, and comments from an English major, Essay/paper-writing enthusiastic, Austen-loving Master Librarian on, well, Jane Austen...and a whole lot of other things, too.)

"Celebrated Passages are Quoted"

Heidi's favorite quotes

"What is it really like to be engaged?" asked Anne curiously. "Well, that all depends on who you're engaged to," answered Diana, with that maddening air of superior wisdom always assumed by those who are engaged over those who are not."— L.M. Montgomery

Sunday, January 3, 2010

My Family's Mad Lib 2

Happy Birthday!

This is a surprise party for Heidi. We are here to celebrate her TV. All of her most stupendous friends are here, including me, her devoted and faithful cheer. I must say that she doesn't look a day over 86.

Naturally, we have some sweet presents for her. Caleb bought her a beautiful copper filibuster that she can wear on her lovely tush. And our hostess got her a dozen feet that she can hang in her thimble. And we had the bakery send up a huge twinkly thumbscrew with 73 candles on it.

We all want to wish her a very lovely birthday and many happy pebbles. Now, let's all sing together: "Happy crank-day to you!"

(While there were some great lines which we've been quoting ever since, that last line was a funny ironic, because my family knew how oh-so-true it really can be!)

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