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!