If you enjoyed reading Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, you will be sure to enjoy March by Geraldine Brooks. This book contains the story of Little Women as perceived by their father, March. March comes in contact with the real world with all its ugliness and brutality, and a world of fantasy changes into a bleak reality. March reminisces about his years before marriage. He lives through poverty and wealth. Then, he finds himself in the middle of the Civil War, and he takes his place as chaplain at age forty.
Dogs can make wonderful gifts, but unlike material gifts, they aren't as easy to return if the fit isn't right. Make sure the new owner is ready to make a commitment for the dogs lifetime, and is prepared for the responsibilities involved in having a new family member.
While researching at the Midwest Genealogy Center, have you ever found that we did not have a certain book on your family? There is a way you can still get it (for free!), and it is called WorldCat, which stands for World Catalog.
Are you interested in knowing the value of your keepsake decorations? For several years, I have been an avid collector of Hallmark ornaments. I discovered a book entitled Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Value Guide by Nicki Pierce that I found very interesting, and I was surprised to see what my collectibles are currently worth.
The Dearborn Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library had a visit today from Anitra Steele, Children's Specialist. She brought her friend Morris the Moose, who was heading to the North Pole to find a friend with antlers like his. The puppet show Morris Finds Christmas was enjoyed by twenty-nine children and adults.
If you’ve been reading my blog posts, I think it’s safe to say that you know I rather like science fiction, in all its forms. The world of science fiction films can be neatly divided into two eras: pre-Star Wars and post-Star Wars (1977). There is a second division, known only to true sci-fi film geeks: pre-Tron and post-Tron (1982).
One World, Many Stories: Jamaican Food, Schools, & Money
I discovered that the national dish of Jamaica is ackee and saltfish. The saltfish is imported, but the ackee grows on trees in Jamaica which, when prepared, resembles scrambled eggs! I also learned that if an ackee is split open before it is ripe, it releases a deadly poisonous gas. All the ackees we had was, happily, ripe enough! Jamaicans also eat a lot of bananas. They fry or boil green bananas.