Thursday, February 12, 2015

Sixth Grade Memories and a Quote

My favorite line from the third Hobbit movie, spoken by Thorin,

"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West. Some courage and some wisdom, blended in measure. If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”


(This is my photograph taken at Philbrook Museum, Tulsa in 2010 with quote added, of course.  The museum is lovely and their gardens are stunning.)
 My introduction to JRR Tolkein's writing was in sixth grade.  Our science teacher read The Hobbit  aloud at the end of class each day any time there were a few minutes left before the bell rang.  His copy was a scruffy paperback.  He read The Hobbit to all his classes and by the end of the school year, everyone had heard the entire book.  Any reference to JRR Tolkein always makes me think of my sixth grade science teacher!  ;-) 

Handsome Husband and I recently watched the last Hobbit Movie.  We've seen all of them.  My favorite character has to be the wizard with bunnies pulling his sled.  He has a bird nest under his hat and bird poop on his head.  He is so kind and sweet to all the animals.

Who is your favorite character?  Do you have a favorite quote from JRR Tolkein's  writing?

  ;-)  -Marci


  1. That's very true.

  2. Oh gosh! I think I was in 6th grade when I read that series and had so many favorite quotes. Now I can't remember any of them. I love your spring-y picture though and am looking forward to spring even more than ever!

  3. I'm a huge fan of the books and have seen the trilogy many times. I haven't seen The Hobbit yet and must do so!

  4. That is a lovely quote. My favorite character might be Gandalf, but it's so hard to choose!

  5. Visiting from Stephanie's Rose of Inspiration. I love the photo of the garden!

  6. "Not all that glitters is gold" That's my favorite quote.
    In 6th grade I was an unholy terror. I didn't read unless forced.
    But, suddenly, when I was 14, I became an insatiable reader and JRR Tolkien was at the top of the list! My favorite character? Frodo.... or Elrond.....or Gimli......or Galadriel.....Oh! I can't choose!

  7. Beautiful photo of the garden. Oooh to have one of my own like that.

  8. What a sweet quote, Marci! Thank you so much for sharing at ROI. Happy Wednesday!

  9. I have always been a Sam fan ( and like frodo the least, I am strange) Over from the bloghop Thursday favs

  10. Love the photo and quote! Its beautiful!

    Thanks for linking up with Green Thumb Thursday. I hope to see you again this week!



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