Traveling with Madame

04 Jul

I took Madame Bovary camping.
Ironic, right?!  Emma Bovary in her swishing skirts and veil camping!

As I sat at our rustic cabin’s picnic table, covered in bug spray, sunscreen and wood smoke, I thought to myself,
“Ha!  Take that Emma B.  You and your fancy-pants self.”

“I can read all about your fru-fru orders to the draper for dress fabric, arm-chair covers and bric-a-brac, but just know this… I haven’t had a shower in three days!”


Posted by on July 4, 2012 in Madame Bovary


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4 responses to “Traveling with Madame

  1. Casey

    July 4, 2012 at 11:47 am

    That is funny!

  2. Sandy B.

    July 4, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Love the idea of taking Mme. Bovary camping — toughen up, Emma! : ) I can’t exactly see her on a family camping trip with Charles and Berthe. Of course — alas — Emma did spend some time in the woods, but it sure wasn’t family time…. < : /

    Oh! I was watching today's coverage of the Tour de France, and guess where this stage ended? Rouen! **** Happy Fourth of July, everyone! ****

    • Christine

      July 5, 2012 at 11:11 am

      You are right. E.B.’s time in the woods wasn’t family time for sure.

      Isn’t it fun when those little connections between books and real life pop up?! My youngest found a book about whales at Salvation Army yesterday and insisted that we needed it. It had a “Moby-Dick” whale on the cover and drawings of stoved boats inside. How could I say no to that?


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