Friday, July 03, 2009

Home at Last!!!

After twenty some hours on the road we are finally at home and does it ever feel wonderful.

I was reading "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" nearly all the way home.  Keep in mind that the entire novel had taken place in Brooklyn.  When I finally looked up to see the Ann Arbor exit--- OUR EXIT!!! I was reading the following lines in the book

"If there was that same dream feeling about Michigan, then Francie would know that she was the one dreaming.

Ann Arbor!

The University of Michigan was there."

It was so oddly coincidental.  Right as I'm rejoicing that I'm almost home my hometown is mentioned in the book.

So good to be home.

BTW, I have enjoyed "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn."


Sarah said...

I'm glad you made it back safe and had such a grand holiday!!

Mary O'Hannigan said...

'Wish I could read in the car!
My girlfriend, Lynn, always finds a book which mentions/takes place in the destination she is about to travel to.
There IS no place like home~and thanks for welcoming Paul to yours=0)

Anonymous said...

I read that book when I was young and for years it was my favorite book - now I almost forget what it was about - I have some recollection of Francie saving money in a tin can that was nailed to the floor in a closet? Am I thinking of the same book even??? LOL

Great book though. I do remember that!

Rosemary Bogdan said...

Sarah, thank you.

Mary, isn't that weird-- Lynn too. It was a delight having Paul.

Alexa, you've got the right book. It was good.

Barb, sfo said...

My favorite book EVER! Glad you had a great time & are home safe!