The Grandview Branch had the honor of hosting a presidential visit Thursday, March 17th; President Abraham Lincoln, that is. President Lincoln both entertained and informed the crowd as he talked about growing up in Kentucky and Indiana, working in New Salem, Illinois, his early career as a lawyer, and his marriage and family with wife, Mary Todd Lincoln.
It starts the day after Christmas. For the next two weeks, garden supply catalogs arrive daily. My common sense says, no, don't even look, but the garden gnome on my shoulder says, yes, it's okay, just take a peek!
Next thing, I've dreamt an edible paradise on my patio. A mini peach tree you can grow in a pot, an abundance of herbs ready for snipping, blueberry bushes in planters.... Maybe a fruit orchard.....Picking bushels of apples, pears, cherries, apricots...
As our seasons shift from winter to spring, our weather goes from snow and ice to rain and thunderstorms. Personally, I see this as a vast improvement; even if I would take a sunny day with mild temperatures.
So if you're getting the rainy day blues, here are 5 reasons why you should be like me and love the rain!
Ever feel overwhelmed by whatever circumstances you are dealing with? So often, we have questions that we want answered, but never know where to go to get the answers to those questions. The one place you can look for some of your answers is in your local library’s self-help books.
I’m old school. I believe in complete sentences. I enjoy sprinkling punctuation throughout my writing in appropriate measure. 4 is just a number, and U is just a letter. But Emi, my DD, tells me that I just don’t get it. Apparently, taking the effort to write in my mother tongue is a clunky WOMBAT. She would like me to GWTP and JDI right on my cellphone. My response to that is:
Even More Fun with Crafts at the Excelsior Springs Branch
Come learn how to till your own garden, plant, weed, harvest, and then preserve your own veggies. You'll also get a hand-out that will include tips and recipes! For more information, contact the Excelsior Springs Branch at 816-630-6721.
Did you know that when you bite on a wint-o-green lifesaver in the dark, it makes a spark? Actually, all sugar produces a spark when chewed, but it’s invisible to the human eye. So, why can you see a spark when eating a wint-o-green lifesaver? The wintergreen oil turns ultraviolet light into blue green light, thus allowing us to see the spark!
CR Evening Book Club - A Realistic Restaurant Read
Stuart O’Nan’s short novel Last Night at the Lobster provides an honest look at the working class people who run a New England Red Lobster. It isn’t filled with madcap hi-jinks or over-the-top characters. But it is an authentic, occasionally funny story with surprising emotional weight.