Mon 7 Jul 2003 09:24:59

From: “Jared Price” <J’s email>
Subject: A relatively short reply 🙂
To: “Caroline Ellison” <C’s email>

Caroline,

It was such a pleasure to have the opportunity to sit and chat with you the other day. Thank you for indulging me. 🙂 I hope you were able to enjoy a nice visit with your grandparents.

I do, as you guessed, have some amazing stories from my time in the Middle East, which I would be glad to share sometime. They tend to take some time for the telling, but it was one of the most influential times in my life.

It sounds as if our tastes in music are quite similar. I tend to prefer the softer more lyrical music, as well. I would not have guessed that the Chicago soundtrack had taken up residence in your CD player. My old roommate and I went and saw that movie at a sneak preview. It didn’t capture me as much as I had thought it might, but it was a good show. Lately, I’ve been listening to a mix of songs by John Mayer, Josh Groban, Daniel Bedingfield, and Amanda Marshall. All of it would fit quite nicely under the umbrella of “soft rock.”

It has been so very long since I last read Animal Farm that I’m not certain I could speak about the book with anything even remotely resembling intelligence. This is probably a good sign that I should re-read it.

The Harry Potter books keep getting longer and longer, but I still enjoy them. I read the first four over the course of about two weeks just before the first movie came out. I tend to prefer the book versions of stories, and this case proved to be no exception. The movies were very well done, and I thoroughly enjoyed them, but I still prefer the books.

A “full-blooded Georgia Peach,” eh? I’m afraid that I’ve moved around a bit too much to be considered a full-blooded anything. I suppose I’m a full-blooded American, but that’s about as far as it goes. My family’s roots are spread a bit more far afield, I suppose. For the most part, we have always lived in the Midwest, though I have aunts, uncles, and cousins living near both coasts. As for my family history and genealogy, the only thing I Know of any note is that one of my ancestors signed the Mayflower Compact. So… we’ve been here for a while. 🙂

It sounds like St. Simons Island has suffered from the same commercialization as many of the truly beautiful old spots. Hopefully it will retain at least some of what makes it such a special place for you and your family. It sounds, from the way that you speak of it, as if it must be a beautiful place.

Oh, dear. Time is flying, and I have much to get done today. I had better be bringing this to a close. I hope this little note finds you well, and enjoying yourself. I realize that it is a Monday, but there are small bits of ten Mondays that can be not half bad.

Best Wishes,
Jared

About Caroline

I’m Caroline… a creative-type human being, a wife, and a mama. I love people, music, warm sand between my toes, a blank journal and pen, and photography.