The Sphinx, at this time, no one knew this was one of the largest statues (carvings) in the world. The rest was covered by sand.
Here it is now!
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I am working on one of the longest books I have ever written. It is our lives, Sherry and I. As I am re-reading the book I realize there is no way I can accomplish what I would like. I started the project because of my on lack of curiosity about my parents and their parents. I became curious AFTER the death of my parents. I realized how little I actually knew about them.
Once you start trying to go over your own life you realize it will take volumes and you may still leave out the things your sons and daughters may want to know later.
But maybe, just maybe some will read it now (not likely, but) and it may prime the pump for some to ask.
Youngest son Mark looked at a proof and said, “I might read this on it has pictures.” He hasn’t read any of the books I have written. He is in his mid-fifties now, so he might just start reading. I was that age before I read for fun and entertainment.
I know we all have read books pertaining to work and school, but many folk like me do not start reading for enjoyment until late in life or not at all. Many prefer the movies taken from the books.
I have noticed that if I read a book, then go to the movie, most of the time, I am disappointed. The latest was ‘A Walk in The Woods’ by Bill Bryson. It was one of the best books I have read. Funny and informative. There were two ‘bad words’ in the whole book. The movie was sprinkled with ‘GD’s and ‘F’s’.
Famous actors starred in the movie. I realize today those are words common to kids and adults today, but they add nothing to the script. It wasn’t just the language. Since we had hiked the trail and his was the first book we read on the trail, we actually tried to stay in the places he stayed and go where he went. We had a ball. The movie was a disappointment.
Do you read for enjoyment? When did you start?
The entire town of Whittier, Alaska lives under one roof.