Sunday, October 28, 2007

great moments in literature


Wow, another beautiful fall day and another nice bike ride -- this time around our local lake. About midway through my ride, I came across a tree with a large hollow. Curiosity got the best of me so I just had to stop and see if perchance Boo Radley had left me a present. Chewing gum? Broken pocket watch? Nope. But there were lots and lots of acorns -- which reminded me of another classic of American literature: Donald Duck's Toy Sailboat. You know the book. It's the one where Chip and Dale steal, er...borrow, Donald's model sailboat and take it out to an island to get acorns from a huge oak tree. Foreshadowing, symbolism, dramatic irony -- yep, it's all there.

5 comments:

Presbyterian Gal said...

What a great picture. And I admire how you are able to remember the Disney classics like that.

Jan said...

What a connection. You brought back memories of that animated cartoon that I loved as a child. Thanks.

Diane said...

Boo Radley! From To Kill a Mockingbird. (Scout is named after.... Scout in that story)

mompriest said...

Geeez...my memory is so, ah, what was I going to say....

David said...

I need to go on a fall bike ride with you sometime