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I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

J is for Jib

Today at ABC Wednesday, hosted by Mrs. Nesbitt here, we're celebrating the letter J. Now, there are lots of J names in my family - father Jack (formally John), late FIL James, sister Jackie, daughters Jamie (who married Jason), and Jaclyn. But I needed to find a J word that would tie in with the theme of my new life with Lorne.

Lorne used to sail. Actually, he sold sailboats and raced them, too. Now I have never been on a sailboat in my entire life but I'm sure hoping that I'll get to go one of these days. Lorne no longer has his boat, but knows lots of people who have one. Anyway, I decided to do J is for JIB - of course, I had to ask him what a "jib" is because I had no idea which sail was called the jib. If you would like to read more about it, simply click here, but let me warn you that if you're not a sailing aficionado, it'll be as Greek to you as it is to me.

Lorne brought a few pieces of art with him when he moved in and, because I love it, this is one that will grace a wall in our living room. It's very large and will be a focal point and a conversation piece. Please excuse the poor photo but it was difficult to get the shot without a lot of reflections. But you get the idea.

I'd sure like to go sailing one day and feel the wind on my face out in the briny Pacific Ocean - well, at least the inlets that don't have huge thunderous waves that could wash me overboard. I might need to take a bucket with me, too, just in case......


I can tell how much Lorne loved to sail because whenever he talks about it his eyes just light up. A few of his cherished possessions are a gorgeous coffee table book about sailing and yachts, three brass ornaments of sailboats, and a photo his best friend took of him sailing his own boat, "Daisy," about 15 years ago. Look at the joy on his face in the photo.
Wouldn't you love to experience that same joy? If I ever get the chance, I'll strap my camera to me and snap away like crazy and get a photo of the jib, other sails, the sailors, and maybe one of me hanging over the bucket.




17 comments:

Mara said...

I once got sick on a small dinghy-type sailboat. It was on a small lake, there was hardly any wind and I was sooooooo happy to finally get on dry land again!
I want to go on a nice cruise some day, but am afraid I will spend most of my time on my bed...

nancygrayce said...

I'd love to go sailing, just not too far out! Jaws you know! :)

Sylvia K said...

I do love to sail, but don't get to do it often. So much fun! Great post for the "J" day!

Enjoy!

Sylvia

Mimi said...

Sailing wouldn't be my thing, Leslie, but you go for it! Everyone should do something that they're passionate about, with someonethey're passionate about!

Amy said...

I grew up sailing - I had to laugh at your bucket reference. If you're out in the open, with the breezes flapping the old jib, you're probably not going to feel seasick! Go for it!!!

Hildred and Charles said...

A jolly, happy picture, - thanks for sharing it.

Martha in PA said...

Great post. I love to be out on a sail boat, but have not done it in a very long time!

magiceye said...

unique take! lovely!

mrsnesbitt said...

Jack was also my dad's name, John Henry was his full name and J for my Jon too!
Thanks so much Leslie
Dxx

Nydia said...

Leslie!! How long I don't visit you here! First of all, I'm so happy to see you this happy. Wish you all the best in your lew life/love! :o) And thanks for clarifying what's JIB. One new thing to learn!

Kisses form Nydia, who's back to ACB..

Jay said...

Oh wow ... ! That black and white picture is just gorgeous! I'm not a fan of sailing or boats, but I would be more than happy to have that on my wall!

Joy said...

Sailing boats are so romantic but probably not in gale force winds. I love looking at them but have never ventured out on the high seas. You will be in good hands if you take the plunge, oops maybe that is not quite the expression to use.

Roger Owen Green said...

Jib is one of those words I learned from the movies, maybe the 1940s Philadelphia Story with Kate Hepburn.
Good photo.

Tumblewords: said...

Oh, what fun! Nice pictures...

Shrinky said...

Isn't he a handsome lad? That's a wonderful picture there, it's really captured the moment, hasn't it? Sailing has never appealed to me very much, but my children all love it. Sam goes with "sailing for the disabled", and my other children are fortunate enough to have friends whose parents often invite them out. I prefer solid land!

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