Thursday, April 29, 2010

Long Over-Due Visit - Funny Book - Cartoon

On Wednesday I woke up rather late to a really beautiful sunny day and feeling pretty darned good. Both of these things have been scarce lately. So I decided it might be a good day to try to visit my friend, Wyetta. It has been months since I have been to see her. For one reason or another it has just been impossible. I write letters and send pictures, but have not made the hour's drive up to see her in the convalescent home.

The drive went very smoothly. When I got there, lo and behold, there was a handicap space waiting for me near the door. "Hugo" was not in the car because I had not been able to wrestle it in before I left, but I did pretty well with just the cane. Only had to stop once to rest on the way down the long hallway to her room. She was happy to see me, and we had a nice, long chat. I have really missed that. I had taken her a basket of fruit that I made up in the pretty basket the Easter Bunny had brought me. She always complains about the food, and she does love fresh fruit.

I think we both enjoyed the time we spent together. I know I feel better for it. A good day!
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In the afternoon, after a nap, I read some more of a book Rita loaned to me. Highly recommend this one! Just a funny, easy read, easy to pick up and put down. Mo Willems is probably better known for his children's books. Also a six times Emmy winner for his work on Sesame Street.

Mo is also a talented cartoonist. A few years ago he traveled around the world. At the end of each day he drew a cartoon of something he remembered from that day. Funny, funny cartoons. The foreword to the book was written by Dave Barry - which was enough to get me hooked in itself. In discussing travel to foreign lands, Dave says, "...you of course want to see the famous sights, but in the end what you remember best...is what you did not already know you would find there." So true. And that is exactly what Mo shows us. Look for this book in your library. I think you will enjoy it. You Can Never Find a Rickshaw When It Monsoons - The World on One Cartoon a Day.
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And speaking of cartoons - I've been checking out the Savage Chickens again.



This one amused me.

4 comments:

Lily Hydrangea said...

I'm so glad you got to visit with Wyetta. She must have been happy to see you!
& I love the toon too.
Thanks for the info about the frogs. I will make sure I donate.
: )

Daryl said...

Me too and as ToonMan is a cartoon lover I am going to check out Mo Willems' book ...

Tootie said...

I'm sure you made your friends day, as well as your own. We sometimes forget how fast time goes by.

Thank you for your visit to my blog and your kind words. :) You also helped make my day.

ramblingwoods.com said...

I love the cartoon. I am so happy that you were able to visit your friend even if you needed a nap afterwards... so do I if I am out and about. ...Michelle