Halloween is this weekend, and it’s time to start stocking up on some scary reads. Ghost Stories of Missouri: True Tales of Ghostly Hauntings by A. S.. Mott contains some haunted tales set in places, such as the old Jackson County Jailhouse, that might be interesting to readers familiar with Missouri. One such story is about a college student who died in a propane tank explosion.
While browsing some of our books, I happened across one called Names of the Dead. The title alone intrigued me, so I picked it up to see what it was about. As the title implies, the book lists the names of the dead from the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City.
A short time ago, I was asked to teach a class on Beginners Genealogy for the women’s organization at the church I attend. I had some thoughts on how and what I would present, but decided to see what ideas and information the Mid-Continent Genealogy Library (better known as the Midwest Genealogy Center or MGC) had online. I was pleasantly surprised to see all the information I found for beginners – there were some similarities to my own thoughts, but I gleaned much more than I had anticipated.
Maybe, the right pet for you is the pet you want to pick up and cuddle – and in spite of your overindulgent squeezes, that particular pet clings to your warmth and falls into your eyes with a devotion that will last forever-after-more.
In Safe Haven, Nicholas Sparks has created characters who struggle to live life with hope and truth. Erin (Katie) is a survivor who has left her abusive policeman husband learns to love and trust again. Small town North Carolina, Southport sets the scene for a traumatic final episode as her husband tracks her down to teach her a final lesson.
Halloween is almost here. If you’re looking for costume ideas or planning a party, the library has lots of books on the subject that you can check out. To help drivers see children better, have them carry a glow stick or put reflective strips on their costumes.
My reasons for making it Chuck Norris Awareness Week(CNAW):
A few years ago, I made a New Year's resolution to shed a little Norris on this world. So, I made it my goal to tell my mailman the same Chuck Norris joke every day for a year. By the end of March, not only had our friendship deteriorated, but my mailman began to wad all of my letters and bills into a small ball, wrap duct tape around the ball, and then he would throw the ball at my vinyl siding.
I'm still peeling those silver warts of postage off the side of my house!
School has started back up again, and brought with it some great things. Kids get to see their friends every day, eat some delicious cafeteria food, and after-school activities get going in full swing. Every year, I hoped I had escaped homework forever. Every year, it found me.