A date that only comes around every hundred years.
So, what did we do on this extra-special date? Elizabeth and I spent the day dusting books in our bedroom, rearranging the shelves to fit more books on them, and actually shelving that collection of Nancy Drew books that we got at an auction last month. It meant taking down all of the fancy little decorations that were scattered between book collections, but now everything is up in place.
Mom and I are just dying for next week to get here. If there is a day with some nice weather during the week, we're planning on going back to the little cemetery that Buddy found. We want to try and read some of those grave stones, so Mom has been looking up techniques on how to bring the writing "out". Apparently, there is this great method using aluminum foil. You take some of the really cheap, thin foil and lay a piece over the area of the stone that you want to read. Then, you take a soft brush (e.g. makeup brush) and brush the foil into the carving. The foil conforms to the letters and you can read the stone like it was made yesterday. I'm just dying to try this. Hopefully it will work like they say it does.
We watched a good movie the other night: Saboteur. It's a wartime Hitchcock thriller/mystery starring Robert Cummings and Priscilla Lane. I wasn't really keen on seeing it, as Mom remembered seeing it years ago and thinking that it was quite boring. I didn't relish sitting through that, but Elizabeth wanted to see the shot of the wrecked Normandie, so we put it on. Wow. It wasn't five minutes before that film was the exact opposite of boring. In fact, it was so thrilling that the two of us were hardly breathing. Amazing! Priscilla Lane's Uncle (in the film) was just a great character.
Well, it's been a long day, and I'm ready to relax. More later.