Last night we three gathered (in our very unfinished to-be living room) for our once a month family reading night. Prior to our get together, each of us picks out something that we would like to read aloud and share. Then one person reads while the other two either sit and listen or do some handwork while listening.
Papa Pea tends to choose articles that he's come across in the previous month that he finds interesting.
What did he share last night? 1) Mourning the Passing of Common Sense, 2) Can Bacteria Think?, and 3) Four Personal Finance Principals That Would Make Your Grandfather Proud. All interesting and containing much food for thought. (Maybe even more than I was up for at the end of a busy day.)
Chicken Mama took advantage of Papa Pea's reading to do some hand work. Here she's creating the tail/tassel for a crocheted hat she finished last night.
Her choice of reading to share was selections from "Once Upon An Isle - The Story of Fishing Families on Isle Royale" with Paintings and Companion Stories by Howard Sivertson. These days we surely have no reason to complain about hard work or having difficulty making ends meet. Those hardy folks literally risked their lives daily fishing on Lake Superior trying to eke out a meager living while living far, far from civilization without any of the conveniences we all have today.
A fascinating book with gorgeous illustrations.
Even though I may look half asleep in this shot, I was wide awake and listening. Or maybe I was thinking. Or maybe I was half asleep.
What did I read last night? I started reading "The Thanksgiving Visitor" by Truman Capote. I thought it was appropriate for the upcoming season and I'll continue on with it on our reading night next month.
Sometimes it's hard to find an evening for the three of us to sit down together but I, for one, am very glad that we've managed to keep this new family tradition going for several months now.