Yo, Maggie


We give thanks to St. Margaret of Scotland, Patron Saint of reading and, we suppose, protectress of subway riders who miss their stop cause they’re engrossed in their book. This very morning, I discovered, miraculously, my new coat has an interior pocket exactly the right size for a paperback book. If the salesman yesterday had only pointed out this feature, I would have been able to stop trying on jackets and shout “SOLD” and save us both a lot of time.

Here endeth the tale of Margaret, saint and holy woman.

About mrpeenee

A former bon vivant and terror of a number of New Orleans bars in the mad, gay 1980s, I'm now quietly retired and widowed in San Francisco. I have a crooked nose due to an unfortunate Frisbee accident.

10 responses »

  1. O Lucky Man! Where I live, sadly, there is neither public transport nor the need for jackets, but all I have to do is recall my halcyon days on the A in New York to know what a treasure you’ve found.


  2. Book-sized pockets are a great and wonderful thing and everyone needs more of them. When I shop for a new purse, my one absolute requirement is that it be capacious enough to hold a book.


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