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Happy Boxing Day - Happy St. Stephen's Day 
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This was a totally quiet day.

Neither Marilyn nor I are feeling well. We still haven't managed to shake that bug, it seems. We barely stirred all day long! She was mostly on the sofa, and I reclined in my chair (when not in bed). I slept several hours.

We didn't really do anything, except watch some TV and play on our iPads. I spoke briefly to sister Sue. And iMessaged with June. But that was it.

I still need to go do our garbage and recycling. I'm not much up for it...

I bought a Kindle book yesterday that both Marilyn and I have loved since childhood: The Hundred and One Dalmatians," by Dodie Smith. It was published in 1956. Yes, it's the book that gave birth to the Disney animated movie (and later a live action film).

Marilyn used to read it out loud every single year to Mom and me for years and years, leading up to Christmas. Anyway, I had the very beat up paperback out recently, and decided to see if they had it for Kindle! Now I'm reading it out loud to Marilyn.

The book is such a delight, and obviously more detailed than the animated movie. I guess ther have been several versions, but I've only seen the 1961 film. I read that they even did musical stage version, if you can believe that! Well worth a read, no matter what age you are.

Hope everyone has enjoyed their Boxing Day (St. Stephen's Day). Did any of you do special shopping?

Please stay healthy, my friends!

December 27, 2014 (Saturday) 03:16 pm (UTC)
I've always adored Disney's Dalmatians and I read my own book so often as a kid that it fell apart.
Maybe I should look for the Kindle version!
December 28, 2014 (Sunday) 06:26 am (UTC)
Donna, we're so thrilled to have it! It even has the drawings from the original book. So fun!

We were somewhat disappointed that they named Missus Perdita, and did away with the Perdita character for the movie. But it's like most books, which tend to be better than the movies based on them.

Glad you got your Paperwhite, Donna. Hope you love it as much as I love mine!

December 27, 2014 (Saturday) 07:03 pm (UTC)
So sorry that you are both still feeling sick. We must go shopping for Abbey's birthday and then to her party this afternoon. Really have no idea what to get her. I called Mady to get ideas, but she did not answer her cell last night. Feel better and I hope you can get out to see Shari.
December 28, 2014 (Sunday) 12:28 pm (UTC)
It's nice that they have books like that on Kindle now, not just new publishings!