I have been Tagged
I have been tagged by blogger Daffy to try the following
1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123.
3.Find the 5th sentence
4. Post the next three sentences
5. Tag five people, and acknowledge who tagged you.
I am going to pass on tagging anyone else. But if you try it and get interesting results post on it.
The book I picked up is "Canadians: A Portrait of a Country and It's People" by Roy MacGregor.
This is my current read. It was a gift from my grandchildren for Fathers' Day
On page 123: here are the next three sentences after the fifth one.
"All this for a player who wouldn't even be dressed for the games.
Lester Pearson, appearing before a London audience in 1939, many years before he'd win the Nobel Peace Prize or become prime minister, told his baffled audience that hockey is not just a game to Canadians. "It is perhaps fitting" Pearson said, "that this fastest of all games has become almost as much a symbol as the maple leaf or the beaver. Most young Canadians, in fact, are born with skates on their feet rather than with a silver spoon in their mouths""
I thought this random passage is telling. How Canadian is it that is is about hockey. It even manages to memtion Pearson, the maple leaf and beavers.
Note: Roy MacGregor is a newspaper columnist who has written many books. I have read a couple of them and enjoyed particularly the one about his father who worked all his life in the Bush, "A Life in the Bush". He has also written a series of 20 children's books, "the Screech Owl Mystery Series" which are about a travelling childrens hockey team and the life learning adventures they have. MacGregor is a lovely story teller. He has done well for a school drop out.