Friday, 29 May 2015

May I Sit On Your Towel - Edward and Elizabeth Morris



                May I Sit on Your Towel is a jointly written autobiography about the lives of Edward and Elizabeth Morris. Now in their eighties, these soulmates met after the war, he a young soldier and she the daughter of the mayor. He introduced himself by asking if he could sit on her towel and asked her to marry him by the second date. Today, there isn’t a woman alive who would go off with someone who claimed to have called her mother looking for one of the daughters, any daughter, of Patrick Maher. That alone just screams serial killer. However, this was a more innocent time, long before women carried pepper spray as a part of the normal contents of their purses. Edward and Elizabeth fell in love and lived a life most people can only dream about. I didn’t always like some of the things they did but the book is really interesting. Taking turns in narration, Edward and Elizabeth tell stories about their lives both before and after they meet. The writing is not always smooth and often seems like they just jotted down their thoughts as they came to them but after I got used to the style I quite enjoyed it. I loved reading about what life was like years ago and how much houses and groceries cost back then was fascinating. The stories about their life on an island were interesting and how they lived such a simple life style is truly amazing. They wrote this book so that their grandchildren will have an account of their grandparents’ life and I think they will truly enjoy it. The digital book formatted to my ereader quite well. The cover is rather boring but the title will grab a reader’s attention.