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Thursday, April 18, 2019

"Grandma Gatewood's Walk"


I'll begin with a quote from Grandma Gatewood's Walk, " I want to see what's on the other side of the hill and then what's beyond that."  


Grandma Gatewood's Walk by Ben Montgomery is a fantastic book to read whether you are a 'hikeaholic' like me or not! Just to read about a woman that at the age of 67 took off on an adventure is exciting from start to finish.  I keep my book list in my journal (and another one on Goodreads) and I save the highest rating for the best books I've read. This one gets the very highest. I've read a lot of good books this year but so far only 2 have received ALL the stars! (the other one is The Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny)


In 1955 this amazing woman hiked the Appalachian Trail....at age 67! She kept a diary and the author was able to share a lot of what happened to her along the way. She went on to hike it again...and again...3 times total, along with other famous trails. It is a story of strength and courage and one I think anyone would be inspired by.

I'm very thankful for good books and public libraries.

Have you read a good book lately? Do you think I would like it?


I'm still practicing my 'art' too! I sketched and then painted this little bunny with watercolors. Have a blessed week!

I’m joining Thankful Thursdays .

33 comments:

Tom said...

...there's alway something to discover around the bend.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Grandma Gatewood sounds like an amazing woman. She is an inspiration to us all. I keep a list of my books on Goodreads too. I am very thankful for my library and that they have a great selection of ebooks. Louise Penny's books are some of my favorites too, I read them all. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day. Have a great Easter Weekend!

Sandy said...

I was all set to write how much that book sounds like my kind of book and I simply must see if the library had it when I saw that adorable bunny you have created. Oh my word...he is so cute! Your practicing is paying off.

Jill Harrison said...

I am in awe of women like these, and they make me want to get out hiking more! Wishing you a blessed Easter and thank you for stopping by my blog this week.

Susie said...

I think I would like that book, Diane. Yes you are a hikeaholic. LOL Keep up the good art work. I like that bunny. Blessings for a nice day there. We are getting rain, almost too much rain. Bummer. xoxo, Susie

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Great quote ... great way to live one's life.

Jenn Jilks said...

I sure cannot hike, but I enjoy other's tales!

The Feminine Energy said...

I just ordered this book for my Kindle, upon your recommend. :-) Thank you so much. This sounds like just my kind of book! Love, Andrea xoxo

Cloudia said...

Thank you for sharing your treasure!

likeschocolate said...

Sounds like a good book. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend. Happy Easter!

Michelle said...

Thank you for sharing this book. I am always on the lookout for a new read and this sounds like a good one. Thanks for linking up today.

Out on the prairie said...

I shall look for that book about Grandma Gatewood, sounds fun. I am trying out a book on CD, 28 CD's, called," The Outlander".glad I have it for 3 weeks, I will need all that time maybe

Lowcarb team member said...

That sounds an excellent read.
I do like your Happy Spring bunny.

Early Happy Easter Wishes.

All the best Jan

Ann said...

All the books I read are free ones that I can get on my kindle. Some are good some not so much but then what do you expect for free...lol
Love the bunny you painted. You're really good at that

Lea said...

I will add that book to my 'must read' list - Thanks for the review!
You might enjoy Rick Bragg's 'The Best Cook in the World.' He tells stories of his mother and grandmother and includes recipes for good country cooking.
I, too, am very thankful for public libraries!

Vee said...

She sounds like a remarkable woman! I feel similarly when in a car, not on foot. 🙃

Terri said...

This sounds like a good one. Ive added it to my "to read" list. Hope you have a happy Easter weekend!

happyone said...

I think I would enjoy that book. That is my age now!

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Seems to me that one of the fundamental differences between humans and other animals is that we are always curious about what is on the other side of the hill. For a lion, or a chipmunk, an eagle or a shrew as long as there is food, shelter, safety and a place to breed, the sensible thing is to stay put. Let others worry about what's on the other side of the hill.

Inger said...

Love that bunny! And some people are amazing and do such wonderful things with their lives.

Terri D said...

I am 67 and can't even walk down the street. God blessed her!

Connie said...

I'm going to look for your book. I am reading He Used A Stone by Andrew Mullek. It has been a huge help for me and has shown me how we all have giants (ours right now is cancer) but our Lord is so much bigger than the giants that torment us. It's the story of David like I've never read before and it is so inspiring. Hard to put down.
Happy Easter and thank you so much for your prayers . . . believe me when I say that all the prayers have touched our hearts and we both are so very grateful. It's wonderful to be loved and prayed for:)
Connie

Linda said...

I've read about her. She didn't even have the "proper" gear. Love your bunny.

Louca por porcelana said...

The book sounds great.Cute bunny.Your header is beautiful too.Happy Easter!

acorn hollow said...

you might like a walk in the woods by Bill Bryson a funnier take on hiking the application trail.
cathy

carol l mckenna said...

Book and woman sound fascinating and Louise Penny is usually good reading too.

Lovely post ~

Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Jeanie said...

That sounds Great! I loved "Kingdom of the Blind." There was a great article in a paper somewhere in Canada, I think, about Louise Penny and the "real" three pines. You can probably find it on google! Makes me want to go back to Quebec!

Becki said...

Sounds like an interesting book. I always think hiking sounds like a good idea, but then I remember how much I'd rather be comfortable and read someone else's adventures. LOL

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

That books sounds really good and interesting. I love when I read a book I just love! I just finished the Goldfinch and I love it. I really love the cute bunny you made. Have a wonderful Easter.

Lorrie said...

How encouraging to read about Grandma Gatewood and that adventure can begin even at 67 or older. I keep a list of books I've read. Louise Penny is always at the top. I really enjoyed The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley; it's a different genre, but it's a story that's stayed with me. Happy Easter, Diane.

Debbie said...

i love the quote.....

the book sounds like it was written just for you my friend!!!

and your art is just beautiful!!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I've read articles about her and I'm thrilled to see there is now a book about her. I can't wait to read this. Well, if she can do it at 67, then there is still hope for me too. LOL.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I read that book a while ago and loved it! I think I might own it on Kindle....if I do, your post talks me into reading it again! I check out library books for my Kindle so I don’t go there as often as I used to, but I too am thankful for them.