Go Set a Watchman!
Did you guys get Go Set a Watchman
I pre-ordered on my Kindle and it was on my devise on July 14th, right on schedule!
To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my favorite books because it takes me back to when I was a girl, growing up in rural south Alabama. Okay, so I’m not from Scout Finch’s generation, but it’s her childhood adventures that resonates so deeply with me.
Like Jem, Scout, and Dill, I padded bare-footed all around our side of Highway 17 with my younger brother and our neighbor’s grandson Stevie. We grew up in a little community that had two general merchandise stores…one belonged to my parents and my mom’s parents before that. Whenever we got hot and ready for a snack, Mom would send us into the store to get a Coke and chips. Otherwise, we played out under the shade trees, rode our bikes to my grandparents’ house, and tried to stay out of trouble.
It was very rural, and summers were very long and lazy.
I’m not sure that I like Go Set a Watchman because it’s written through the eyes of a grown Jean Louise Finch, rather than the innocence of 6-year-old Scout. I’ve got a lot left to read before making a final judgment, though.
Summer seems to be slipping through my fingers; it has really been busy…
Manicure courtesy of Hughes Road Salon Studio
Speaking of fingers, I took Princess Buttercup for her first mani/pedi yesterday. Hughes Road Salon Studio
gave me a generous gift certificate for writing and article for them. We loved it, and the service was amazing!
We ate ice cream…
And more ice cream! We tried out Subzero on County Line Road one Sunday night after church.
Princess Buttercup tries their homemade chips and cheese dip.
We visited Unclaimed Baggage in Scottsboro, Alabama.
Cool display at Unclaimed Baggage.
Princess Buttercup spotted this soda shop in downtown Scottsboro, where we had (you guessed it) more ice cream!
W. H. Pryne Drug Company
And we finally got around to visiting the brand, spankin’ new American Girl Doll store in Franklin, TN! The American Girl Doll sales people are so super nice. We’ll definitely be back, and I plan to include more photos and content about that visit, soon.
One of the cool boutiques in downtown Franklin, Tennessee.