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From: "Lynn Vondran" <>
Subject: [PD-LIFE] Books, house and fireworks
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2007 08:56:19 -0400
I'm all over the place with reading, right now. Thankfully the only books
we have to air out, that we just got at the library during their annual book
sale, are the Mrs. Polifax (sp?) books. Those Mike likes. He's the one who
can stay on subject, because he reads every night. I compute most of my
spare time, and have very little time for reading anymore, since getting
back into personal family research_I have so incredibly much updating to do.
But I can read about LINCOLN and the Civil War with consistancy.
This is a very weird person, who interests me a little for some reason_my
husband asked me why I was so interested in Lizzie Borden :o) I'm not THAT
interested in her, I read a book once when I was in my 20s, I watched a
special on it once, since we are married, and I bought the used book called
Lizzie this past Saturday, to reread it someday.
We bought two of the set of Architectural Treasures of Early America. They
Survey of Early American Design_which covers New Hampshire, Delaware Valley,
Berks County Farmhouses, something in Bethlehem, PA, etc.
Early Homes of New York and the Mid-Atlantic States_covers some buildings in
the Yellow House area of Berks County.
Another was one book of a trilogy of books on Daniel Boone_Westward! by Dana
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert_I just heard the title somewhere, and
picked it up_didn't bother to look at it, but Mike thinks it might be a
pretty racey book. Has anyone ever read it? Should I bother?
The Dead Sea Scrolls by Millar Burrrows
A double book, the kind you read one way, and turn the book over and read
the other story the other way of Hans Christian Anderson, and the back book
is Heidi_that's Mike's other book besides all the Mrs. Pollifax ones.
The English World_History, Character, and People
Of course, the one I told you all about already, the actual handwritten
(reproduced) diary of an English lady. It's in the hallway, and I have to
get really busy here, or I would go get it, and let you know the name of the
book. Mike said I just bought it because the lady, whose diary it is, is
very pretty, and the picture is very old. He said I just want to scan it in
and print it out to put in one of our old looking frames :o) He guessed it
right, as soon as he saw the picture. I bought these old style frames, and
still have the pictures in them from when I bought them about 13 years ago
:o) LOL!!!!! One of these days I told him I will change them, but I'm too
busy right now :o)
Well, gotta run.
Hope your summer reading is a blast!!!!
BTW, house wasn't started yet. This is a week now, so I guess it will start
in the "maybe two weeks" part of what they said last Tuesday :o) I hope!
I spent all morning yesterday clipping and cleaning up the two front banks
and bushes of the house so that I wouldn't have to do any of that when they
Now it's time to cook for tomorrow.
BOOM BOOM BOOM!!! One of those booms cause a fire about 4 blocks from here.
Bully's Tavern's roof and third floor were damaged, along with the second
floor having lots of smoke damage. The tavern, which is very historical,
wasn't damaged at all, and will be open next Monday. The owners always have
the Tavern closed this time of year, because they go to the shore for the
4th. Those two floors, that were damaged, are rooming places, and it
displaced 18 people, according to our newspaper. It was started by a bottle
rocket that was put off across the street from Bully's. I hope this gets
through to some of these people around here, who put off these fireworks,
and other things, making it sink in how damaging they can be!!! We actually
pray for the roofs of our house around this time of year, for about a month
of the folly. They put off some mighty big ones from some backyards, and
ones out front that I just pray don't hit my car as they spin out of control
on the street. I don't even like the smaller ones that shoot high into the
air, and bring down all kinds of trash that the people next door put off,
and don't pick up after they put them off. A lot of them still have some of
the powder in them, and we have to look all over the place, so the dogs
don't find them and get sick. I have to watch this year, because I need to
tell them about it if they aim this way again. Though we aren't home when
they set a lot of the fireworks off next door, they do set some off at
night. Stuff lands on our rubber roof in the back half of the house, and we
have to get it off before the sun hits it again the next day. I say take
the fireworks to a field where there aren't any homes or cars around, and be
careful with them. Half these people are drunk when they put them off.
Please be careful out there this 4th and have a GREAT 4th of July !!!!! My
husband's birthday. Now there is a firecracker!!!! LOL!!!!!
PS Yes, Debra, I love that series on the Civil War on PBS. I think our PCN
is having a very extensive "Walk Through Gettysburg" right now.
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