The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff –5 out of 5 stars for me! —read by Jennifer Wydra and Kyla Garcia —Great readers —About a circus during the Nazi takeover of Germany —A few incidences of cruelty described —Excellent writing —Excellent story Read a full review on Goodreads here!
July 8, 2017 Still Alice by Lisa Genova —read by the author, who reads it well —very well written –not an actual true story but researched thoroughly —teaches the heartache of Alzheimers in a very interesting novel form Read full review at Goodreads!
HAIR DAZE Elizabeth Willis Barrett……….July 2017 I was in a church kitchen the other day, again washing dishes with the other OMAs. We call ourselves Old Married Adults—OMAs— to distinguish us from the YSAs—Young Single Adults, whom we are serving. Some take umbrage at the moniker. They don’t see why “old” has to be […]
DISTRACTIONS Elizabeth Willis Barrett………….July 2017 I sit at my computer and look up everything I can to delay me from having to actually do some writing. I check out Facebook and find that people are doing wonderful things without me. I look up tickets for a concert that I really want Brad and me […]
MARCHING FOR CHANGE—MY OWN Elizabeth Willis Barrett………….July 2017 I have been changing through the years. In some ways, that’s not so good. I could do without the sagging, the puddling, and the petering out of my energy. But in other ways, change has been very necessary. It is time for me to quit marching down […]
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick —read by James Langton —delightful —great reader Read full review at Goodreads!
LA FAMILIA Elizabeth Willis Barrett…………July 2017 Pimpinella, an Argentine singing duo, sings a beautiful song called La Familia. I would love to have that be our family’s theme song. Unfortunately, during my four classes of Spanish, I studied hard to get A’s on the tests, but didn’t practice having the words come out of […]
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I am the wife of a wonderful educator, the mother of five great kids and the grandmother of nineteen charming grandchildren. I love learning, teaching, reading, speaking, writing, photography and music. I want to discuss a variety of subjects such as: menus for a crowd, depression, cleaning tips, childhood anxiety, ideas for family gatherings, syndromes, positive psychology, drug abuse and whatever else comes up in this quandary of daily living.
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