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The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings)


Welcome to Week 201!

Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that's ok.)
 *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grab you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It's that simple.







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Both of my parents grew up during the Depression and felt the pangs of not having food on the table. Security meant the world to them, which meant that I was going to be a teacher, engineer, civil service worker--anything that offered abundant job opportunities. In our house, the word "entertainer" was a surefire, E-ticket ride out the door. When I told them I wanted to be a performer, they opened the front door of our home wide. "Come back when you get some sense," were their last spoken words as my butt hit the street.


Book Beginnings

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Comments

  1. Ouch, that was harsh of his parents. Good choice of a quote!

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  2. I really like the beginning. Also, I've always been fascinated with testimonies and stories during the Great Depression. Thanks for hosting for us and have a lovely weekend :)

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  3. That sounds like a sad time for him. I used to love Happy Days.

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  4. Relating... Great snippet!! Happy weekend, Freda!

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  5. Wow...that would hurt to hear those words.

    I hope you are enjoying the book. Love the cover.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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  6. I can relate to his parents! I'm not a risk taker so I would prefer my children go towards more reliable careers than performing or entertaining!

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  7. Wow. Poor Anson! I hope they made/make up at some point!

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  8. Wow, that sounds pretty harsh, but not uncommon from parents of that era with those experiences. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Wow, what a great quote! I really like celebrity biographies that are well written. How do you feel about this one?

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  10. Obviously, those harsh words from Anson's parents didn't deter him! Sounds like he has an interesting story.

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  11. I had not heard of this book till now. But I had to go add it to the wish list for me to buy for the school library where I work. Sounds like such a great biography!

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  12. I loved Happy Days. It is odd to think that the actor's life wasn't.

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  13. Great opening...and I like that it brought back memories of Happy Days.

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  14. Excellent "56", Freda! I didn't know that Anson Williams had a memoir out!

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  15. Wow, I wonder if they ever took those words back after Happy Days became a huge hit? Great choice of quote.
    Happy weekend.

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  16. Great quote! My parents would probably have reacted the same way. Hope you enjoy this one. Happy reading this week!

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