Monday, October 18, 2010
Sunday is a Good day for the Small News
I was pushing The Small News for my day five readings. Sunday's letter of the day captures this genre completley: a six page epistle that leaves readers with vivid images of its writer's character, the richness of her relationships and the life she leads on an Ontario farm.
It begins,"Any spelling mistakes I just want you to know I inserted on purpose to keep you on your toes" and continues, "My afternoon has just run the gamut of excitement from zilch to minus zilch."
Exciting? Perhaps not. Full, humourous and warm, yes!
Housecleaning is a battle. She wages war on spiders, musters courage to take on clutter, contritley admitting that she " closed (my) eyes and pitched out some running shoes of yours which were quite aged."
We learn of friends and family: