Feeling fine on a Friday - cheers to your weekend ahead.
Friday, April 9, 2021
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
So, hum a happy tune on a Wednesday. Sip your version of sugar water - soda, sweet tea, or a milkshake. And zip about doing your chores.
Hey - we are halfway through the first week of April. Not too shabby.
Monday, April 5, 2021
Yep - it's filler Monday Moments. Can't go wrong with flowers. I'm reading books but haven't finished for a review. It's spring, so I'm busy raking and bagging leaves - too much to mulch.
Work is nuts (that's a weak excuse - it's been nuts for over 13 years. )
Um....hey - everyone loves flowers and the arboretum is always so darn pretty even though I take the same tulips pics year after year.
Gotta love tradition.
Happy Monday. Hope you have a good new April Week....
Friday, April 2, 2021
Hope everyone has a safe, fun, family filled weekend with chocolate bunnies galore.
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Cover blurb that captures attention - In World War II Italy, Love Was Worth Spying For
Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan is a fictionalized version of a young man's true story from WWII Italy. There are far more tales of Germany, Poland, and France. But Italy had some incredible dark hours and Pino Lella was a teenage in love who had no skin in the game until he DID. He joined an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps.
Then, after enlisting as a German soldier, Pino ended up as the driver for General Hans Leyers - a right hand man to Hitler. As a spy for the Allies, inside the High Command, Pino holds a lot of responsibility. Yet, he's still a teen in love. The author captures all of the emotions of a teen in flux with the backdrop of war and the pressures involved. We see Pino grow into a man, endure the horrors of war, be involved in death, and fight to live.
This is a page turning saga and amazing that it's based on a real man. The author did his research, met and talked with Pino Lella, and captured a time and place in history that will live forever. Well done!
Monday, March 29, 2021
Thank you, Beverly Cleary, for your beautiful gifts of books that brightened so many childhoods. Ramona, Beezus, Henry Huggins, Ribsy, Ralph S. Mouse—like old family friends.
This sums it up. Kids will read Beverly Cleary's work forever (I hope.) Classic kid tales.
I have fond memories of her works. And I remember sharing/reading this books with younger son, Kevin. Always fun and a good laugh.
Rest in Peace, Beverly Cleary
She passed at age 104 - wow.
Friday, March 26, 2021
Hope you can get out and enjoy a colorful (safe) weekend!