SOLS:2012.13 Six Degrees or Less from Kevin Bacon and a Wedding Venue

Do you remember the game Six Degrees from Kevin Bacon that people talked about in the nineties? The premise was that you could connect any actor/actress to Kevin Bacon in six steps or less. As I was watching the Oscars I was reminded of this trivia game.  Actors and movie support people were accepting their awards. Most of these movies began from a book. The movies would not be existence if it wasn’t for a writer and his story. I wonder why the Academy doesn’t invite the authors of the books. Look at the nominees for Best Picture…from a book. Younger students are always surprised that some of their favorite movies were a book first. My favorite “reveal” to kids is Shrek by William Steig. Most of them never realize that the movie is based on a book. Six degrees to Kevin Bacon? Kevin, we are all connected to a book by less degrees than six. We are all connected to our daily reading lives and in less than six degrees.

My daughter was married last September. Her engagement was very short…three months!  You can imagine her scramble to plan a wedding in such short notice. Venues are difficult (especially if you’re anti-wedding) to find and often are booked months in advance and can be expensive. She called and asked if I could make a trip to check out what she had “found”.  Jen met Elizabeth through a book club…became friends through many book club discussions…engagement…farm in Elizabeth’s family…beautiful wedding venue from a book connection. Less than six degrees.

The gazebo overlookingMissouri and Mississippi Rivers.

The sunken gardens at Kuhs Farm which are in process of being restored. The picture doesn't do the garden justice. Beautiful!

You are looking at the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. Lewis and Clark stood on this ground...their expedition began nearby.

A word I use to describe William Steig is quirky...fun and imaginative stories. Another favorite of mine is Dr. DeSoto.

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4 Responses to SOLS:2012.13 Six Degrees or Less from Kevin Bacon and a Wedding Venue

  1. Chris says:

    What a beautiful place for a wedding! So glad her love of books brought your daughter there!
    Chris

  2. elsie says:

    Connections can surprise us, how short a distance it is from one thing to the next. What a beautiful setting for a wedding!

  3. Tam says:

    Mmm. You gave me an idea for my oldest son–he needs to join a book club!! That really is a good place to start. You know how a person thinks and values. What a beautiful place to get married. I would love to see the rest of the pictures some time.

    • Deb says:

      I agree. That would be a great start to a relationship! And think of the odds. I believe there would be more women in a book club. : )

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