Québec, 1977

Page from a travel diary:


Quebec - Tuesday

We had dinner - fruit cup, rolls, white wine, creamed salmon, potatoes, broccoli, and go to the dessert table and pick out what you wanted. Lee had cake (light in color) and I had chocolate. All had coffee - Vera and Ruth had the same - they asked us to sit with them. All was excellent and good view if you got a table by the window which we did not. Back and packed and ready for 8:00 AM pick-up tomorrow and departure by 9:00 after breakfast here first.

Found in "A Clockwork Orange" by Anthony Burgess. Published by Norton, 1963.


  1. This sounds like my mother - everywhere she goes, everything she does is defined by what she ate. :)

  2. LOL. Kirsten - would your mother have read A Clockwork Orange?

  3. The letter and book choice are amusingly incongruous. But all that talk of food is making me hungry.

  4. I liked this one. It was so simple and kind of random. What a cute little life moment to write down.

  5. I'm with Jenzarina - the idea of somebody reading that insane book, writing that incredibly blase' note, is very weird.

    But maybe she was so freaked out by the book that she felt the need to write down some really mundane details to regain control of her imagination?