While I’ve been visiting with two households of family here in the Hamptons, we’ve been playing 20 questions. You see, I’ve disclosed to my family that I’ve been writing a blog that people seem to like.
I’ve talked ( maybe endlessly) about the new skills I’ve learned, the new friends I’ve made, and other indicia of blogging, but I have refused to disclose my blogging identity, the name of the blog or the topic.
So the game is- find out what Aunt Perry’s blog is – and they are a tough bunch, let me tell you. The twenty-somethings, and there are three, my cousin’s children, have laid bets on who will be the first to uncover the secret.
Every few minutes someone asks a question to obtain more information. They’ve gotten me to promise to answer truthfully- and I think I have. They’ve ruled out civil war history, literature, watercolor painting, fashion, decorating, cooking, mysteries and cats.
I think I was truthful when my cousin announced that she knew it had something to do with a television show and I denied it.
After a while, I finally announced – no more questions- let’s change the subject.
So I asked my SIL what she was reading in her book club.
“We’re going to be reading a book called ‘North and South’ by Elizabeth Gaskill'”
No kidding- have you seen the mini-series???
Who knows- maybe she’ll be the newest Richard Armitage fan.
P.S. – They had no interest in watching “The Hobbit in 3-D” ( “I’m not into Tolkien” said the 12 year old) and instead, we all sat through Smurf’s Two at the movies.