Now that I’ve decided on the books I would take to a desert
island, I’m figuring out what to pack in the suitcase. This time
I have to travel light—just one suitcase because I may be
swimming with it part of the time to get to the island . . .
What would you take?
The first thing I’d take would be a chicken. I do love eggs, and
although there might be birds on the island, I don’t want to limit
the future birdlife by eating their eggs. So, a chicken.
And I’d want to take my old blue bead and pearl necklace from
high school—it’s only costume jewelry, but I just love it.
I’m going to take a handkerchief–a pretty one, of course—and
that’s to spread out to catch the dew overnight and then you
wring it out and you have fresh water. Yes, really!
Next, a small mirror—not only will it be good for catching sunlight
to start a flame in dry sticks for a fire, but would be handy for
signalling in case a freighter goes by.
I’m taking rope. Can’t hurt.
I’ll need a pack of playing cards. I like to play a couple of games of
solitaire at night before going to bed–to kind of sort out the day and
think about what I did or accomplished.
And even though clever people might be able to make a pretty good
bed out of leaves and sticks and thatch, I’m going to take a sleeping
bag –maybe I can make a pillow out of those leaves and sticks and
I’ll take a robe and slippers for cool evenings. (That’s ONE item:
And Tevas for use as a strong sandal for walking and stepping into
the ocean for a swim. Let’s see, that’s nine things.
Tenth will be O’Half for company. ♫
And what would YOU take?
Guess what—tomorrow marks the beginning of
National Button Week 2014—next post!!!!!!