Pamela Tracy here, and I have the weirdest memory. Really, I do. For example, Saturday night I went to a BBQ, and I sat down at a table (husband didn't go; son headed right for the pool) and promptly a man introduced himself. I said, "Eric, I've known you more than 20 years." Eric, of course, looked confused. There's no reason Eric should know me. See, I hung around with his little brother. So, last time I saw Eric was 12 years ago at a JB's restaurant. We're talking a 30 second encounter. Before that, it would have been another decade at the church I was attending and I really don't remember ever exchanging any words. But, I remember him. Know him when I see him. Etc. That's my weird memory. BTW, the word weird is one of 16 that fulfill the i before e except after c rule. And, did you know that there's one word were ie does follows a c? What is it?
Enough about that, the title today is Gloria Stuart Turned 100 Yesterday. So, here's my trivia. Gloria Stuart played the elderly woman on James Camersons' Titanic. She played a 100 year old who survived the sinking. I love, love, loved much about that movie. How cool that in real life, that actress just turned 100. Think of all she's lived through. Flapper. Depression. When she was born, William McKinley was president.
Right now, my favorite kind of book is framework historical. That's what Titanic was. History written in a faction (blend of fiction and fact) manner through the eyes of someone (usually fictional) who lived the time. Water for Elephants enthralled me. I can hardly wait for the movie. And, The House at Riverton was another such book.
I need to find another book to read!