Sunday, August 3, 2008

About True Beacons, Great Giveaways and Good Beach Reads

"Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time"
Edwin P. Whipple, 19th-Century American Essayist and Critic

Aunt Julie, The Pop'r Queen, took this photo of the Neenah, Wisconsin Lighthouse from the deck of Uncle Lynn's boat out on the lake. The lighthouse, which was built in 1945, "is really the symbol of our cute little picturesque Wisconsin town, " Julie says.

The Neenah Lighthouse was erected on the shore of Lake Winnebago, where the Menominee Indian Tribesmen met for pow-wows at the mouth of the Fox River 150 years ago. It is one of 36 lighthouses in the State of Wisconsin.

I was thinking about the Neenah Lighthouse and the role of books as "beacons" in our culture this morning after reading dozens and dozens of posts about Breaking Dawn, the fourth book in the "Twilight" series by Stephenie Meyer. All the Pop'r Cousins (that would be Julie's family and mine) are going on a Beach Vacation later this week, so we'll have time for lots 'n' lots o' reading. We're also going to run a Best Beach Reads Pop'rs Giveaway Contest, so stay tuned!

And speaking of photos, please cruise on over to see my Bloggy Friend Melissa B.'s post this a.m. She runs a Silly Sunday Sweepstakes every week, asking readers to write funny captions for even funnier photos. So, check it out!

7 comments:

Midwest Mommy said...

Great pic!
I have to say after reading all these posts about the twilight series I put it on hold at the library. I am only number 410 on the waiting list :-)

Melissa B. said...

I haven't read the Twilight Series either--have to check it out! And thanks for Sharing the Comment love over here today. I expect you to be front and center with the Caption Love as well! :)

Deanna said...

That is a great pic... the water is especially appealing on this hot day here in Mississippi. I haven't been enticed by the Twilight series, but I am always reading something.

Katrina said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and entering my contest! Feel free to stop by anytime!

Betty said...

I love the picture. I must admit that I haven't read any good books this summer. Although I've read a few, I wouldn't recommend them. The Twilight series sounds interesting. I'll have to get on the list.

AJ said...

Thanks for stopping by my place. I have heard nothing but praise for these books. I'm really itching to start reading the series.

Adiel said...

Pop'rs in chocolate milk, huh? I'm trying to imagine that!

About Forever 21. I think any age can shop there, it's all in how you wear it...