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The Gospel of Luke

Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


May 20 2009, 2:26pm


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A few years ago it occurred to me that it would be good always to have a bit of reading material in my purse, and wanted something very small but meaty. I thought about one of those Gideon pocket Bibles that they hand out in front of school every fall, since I seem to have accumulated lots, but even that was too big. So I cut one apart (which made me grit my teeth) and put Luke and Acts in my checkbook, behind the checks. Luke is my favorite gospel, and Acts is pretty good storytelling, and supposedly by the same author. It's on very thin paper and very small print, so it fit my criteria.

So last week we were in the emergency room with my father-in-law, and as the hours dragged on, I started reading Luke, mostly for something to do, and Uncle Baggins asked me to read it out loud to him. He said he'd never read any of the gospels before (though of course he knew the story, having gone to Sunday School as a child.) We read about five chapters that night, and then, over the next week, which has been very trying , we've read on. Going back to the religion of one's childhood can be very comforting in times of trial.

One day last weekend, we were on the way to get my father-in-law some earphones so he could listen to the TV in the rehab place and turn it up loud without bothering his roommate. On the way back we saw a young man crawling along beside the road. We asked if he needed help, and he said he'd broken his foot skateboarding. We gave him a ride back to his house, and he thanked us copiously. (We asked if he wanted us to take him to the hospital, but he wanted his family to do that.) That evening as we were reading, we just happened to read the story of the Good Samaritan. Hmmmm....

Now we're in the throes of taking over finances and trying to figure out how to arrange and pay for nursing care. Bleah. Uncle Baggins lost his job, too. It's been very stressful, but Luke has been helpful, somehow.


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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
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(This post was edited by Aunt Dora Baggins on May 20 2009, 2:29pm)

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Once more into the breach, dear friends, once more: What have you been reading this week? a.s. Send a private message to a.s. May 20 2009, 11:22am
    *geeky-mama squee!* AlassŽa Eruvande Send a private message to AlassŽa Eruvande May 20 2009, 1:15pm
        Applause! Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins May 20 2009, 2:14pm
        Squeee indeed! Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn May 20 2009, 2:41pm
        Oh, that is just TOO ADORABLE. (n/t) Sunflower Send a private message to Sunflower May 20 2009, 7:26pm
        what is WRONG with those AR people!!!??? a.s. Send a private message to a.s. May 21 2009, 4:25am
    The Gospel of Luke Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins May 20 2009, 2:26pm
        A big hug for Aunt Dora Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn May 20 2009, 2:43pm
            Same here Sunflower Send a private message to Sunflower May 20 2009, 7:10pm
                Interesting! Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins May 21 2009, 3:05am
        Another hug. Kimi Send a private message to Kimi May 20 2009, 10:32pm
        Thanks, guys. Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins May 21 2009, 2:32am
            Watching this video saved me from doing the same thing :-D Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins May 21 2009, 3:25am
        "Go, and do thou in like manner" are a.s. Send a private message to a.s. May 21 2009, 4:19am
        That is so tough. *hug* / GaladrielTX Send a private message to GaladrielTX May 21 2009, 5:01pm
        Sorry to hear about Uncle Baggins' job. RosieLass Send a private message to RosieLass May 21 2009, 11:03pm
    Speaking of medical lore...Laurie Garrett, here Sunflower Send a private message to Sunflower May 20 2009, 6:42pm
        strange as it may seem, antisepsis was not standard a.s. Send a private message to a.s. May 21 2009, 4:40am
    Coraline by Neil Gaiman Ainu Laire Send a private message to Ainu Laire May 20 2009, 7:14pm
        Gaiman Sunflower Send a private message to Sunflower May 20 2009, 7:30pm
        It's the ending that gets me. (spoiler?) Laitholiel_the_SeaElf Send a private message to Laitholiel_the_SeaElf May 20 2009, 9:30pm
        Just finished The Graveyard Book by Gaiman. Laitholiel_the_SeaElf Send a private message to Laitholiel_the_SeaElf May 20 2009, 9:33pm
    Confessing my secret indulgence. Kimi Send a private message to Kimi May 20 2009, 9:23pm
        it would be a nifty title, though a.s. Send a private message to a.s. May 21 2009, 4:45am
            True, that :-) Kimi Send a private message to Kimi May 21 2009, 4:55am
        Excellent! Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn May 21 2009, 2:00pm
        Aha! GaladrielTX Send a private message to GaladrielTX May 21 2009, 5:02pm
    Angry Housewives eating Bon Bons Mar Send a private message to Mar May 21 2009, 1:07am
        how about an occasionally angry working woman eating "no sugar added" ice cream? a.s. Send a private message to a.s. May 21 2009, 4:43am
            Slightly dispirited public servants eating freddo frogs?// Penthe Send a private message to Penthe May 21 2009, 10:20am
                Now there's a club I would join. / Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua May 21 2009, 7:30pm
                    I had to Google "Freddo Frogs", but now I agree to join, too! // a.s. Send a private message to a.s. May 21 2009, 10:32pm
        I just read that too (see below) and enjoyed it very much. Elberbeth Send a private message to Elberbeth May 21 2009, 4:26pm
    A Canticle for Lebowitz CAhobbit Send a private message to CAhobbit May 21 2009, 5:44am
        I have the same issue with that book. Ettelewen Send a private message to Ettelewen May 21 2009, 3:46pm
    The Children's Book by AS Byatt Penthe Send a private message to Penthe May 21 2009, 10:28am
    Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife Finding Frodo Send a private message to Finding Frodo May 21 2009, 2:58pm
    Last week I read a "heroic fantasy" Elberbeth Send a private message to Elberbeth May 21 2009, 4:15pm
    Finished Julie & Julia GaladrielTX Send a private message to GaladrielTX May 21 2009, 5:12pm

 
 
 

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