"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

Saturday, July 18, 2015

SOA Memories Part 7

15 years ago - The whole reason I wanted to go on this tour: Singing in Notre Dame Cathedrale!! (And also one of the few who used a bathroom inside--all the way down in the dungeony depths.) Repulsed by the breakfast of just bread (I think this was the morning I cut myself on a hard roll, too.) My 3rd lunch in Europe--items I'd hoped to try for many years (un crepe chocolat et un croque-monsieur). Sightseeing bus tour (more of Paris I'd been longing to see!). Concert at St Roch (where singing Battle Hymn of the Republic took on a new meaning for me).

Concert at St. Roch Cathedral:

Singing in Notre Dame!!!!! (And at 7:02 you can see me with "the gang" waiting for our bus to re-group--wearing the same green backpack that I use today on small trips!) (At 9:15 you can see my "Ever After' moment when I was relating some Heartbreak Hotel moments to the ladies--so glad she didn't capture that conversation on film!!!!)

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