"They're certainly entitled to think that, and they're entitled to full respect for their opinions," said Atticus, "but before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience."
Marta picked To Kill A Mockingbird for September's book club meeting. She hosted us in her home with a delicious home made lasagna and some kind of heavenly flourless chocolate dessert from OMG Baked Goods. I thought about both for days after I had eaten them. Back to the book...ahem...how have I not read this before now? To Kill a Mockingbird is brilliant! It is one of my new favourite books and one that I think everyone should read. I know I'll be reading it again in a few years. I am in awe of Harper Lee's ability to capture the innocence of a child and the grace and compassion of her father around issues such as racism, injustice and rape.
Maxine is expecting shortly. We decided to surprise her with a baby shower just in case she isn't able to make it to our next meeting.
And she was surprised! Even after we stalled her arrival for over an hour!
Home made decorations. Patting myself on the back for the fancy scissor work on these letters!
Marta's husband John hooked up a screen and projector so we could watch the 1962 movie version of the book.
Marta's playful dog Cooper in a rare moment of rest when he wasn't trying to take a peek up my dress.
Marta ponders what he would look like with a facelift...
Baby on the way is showered with his own library! Looking forward to meeting you little one!