Alice In Wonderland
With Mother's Day everyday, my thoughts waved to my mom, Alice Bartlett Lane who passed away years ago.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as with children. It is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre. Its narrative plot and structure, characters and imagery have been enormously influential in both popular culture and literature, especially in the fantasy genre.
In many ways my mother lived a wonderful and wonder-full life on scenic waterfront properties on Maryland's eastern shore. She lived in beautiful colonial homes named Old Bloomfield (6 years), Solitude (22 years) and Adventure (24 years). And during that time my mother found herself surrounded mostly by males, canines, farms, friends and Chesapeake tributaries. Her two younger brothers, a almost 60 year marriage to William L Lane, Sr., her 4 sons (actually 5 - lost one to a miscarriage) and Basset Hound and Corgi canines too numerous to count.