EssJay tagged me with a meme (link provided for people like me who had to look it up). It’s a little blog-virus type thing. Thankfully for me, it’s pretty short, ’cause I left my coffee sitting on the counter on my way out the door this morning!
1. Pick up the nearest book of 123 or more pages.
Defiant Gardens: Making Gardens in Wartime by Kenneth L Helphand
2. Open the book to page 123 and find the fifth sentence:
There were committees for kitchens, canteens, finance, sanitation, education, entertainment, mail delivery, and sports.
3. Post the next three sentences.
Sports played a major role, as they did in all POW situations. Football (soccer) clubs formed the very first week, and in winter the prisoners flooded the fields for skating. Ketchum called sports, along with theater and music, the “salvation” of prisoners.
4. Tag five people.
This was actually the trickiest bit, because a few of my blogging friends have been tagged already. So some of these tags are to people who need to blog more (as if I have any right to point that out):
brownishcoat, ekittie, moirae knitting, Mojo Knittin’ and The Knitting Defective…. you’re it!
In other news, I’m only an inch away from starting the decreases on my Notre Dame de Grace Sweater. I’d really like to get these done soon so I can move on to the next bit. They’re getting a bit unruly, what with needing to keep two balls of yarn separate and keeping the tails contained. As Elizabeth Zimmerman wrote, “Press on!”