Read at every wait

I was reminded of Father Tim and Cynthia recently when I visited my husband’s Aunt Ola. Father Tim and Cynthia, of course, are characters in Jan Karon’s The Mitford Series books.

During our visit, Ola and I talked about Father Tim and Cynthia as if they were old friends.

After the visit, I thought how amazing it was that I had had a conversation about books with Aunt Ola, age 105. I made a special trip to the bookstore and found a copy of the book Patches of Godlight—Father Tim’s Favorite Quotes and mailed it to Ola.

Before I mailed it, I skimmed the book and found these quotes.

Read at every wait;

Read at all hours;

Read within leisure;

Read in times of labor;

Read as one goes in;

Read as one goes out.

–Cicero 106-43 B.C.

I long to accomplish great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble. –Helen Keller

Friendship doubles our joys and halves our grief. –Dolly Madison 1768-1849


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