• Literary Pursuits

    The Last Christian – review

    The Last Christian by David Gregory is one of the most powerful fiction books I’ve read in awhile. The story is set in 2088, and the premise is that there are no Christians left in America. We’ve become a completely secular nation. (Doesn’t sound all that unlikely, does it?) The main character is the 34-year-old daughter of missionaries who has…

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    Vintage Boys and Girls Cookbook

    It’s been awhile since I’ve participated in Vintage Thingies Thursday, but I’ve been meaning for several weeks to share this cookbook from my childhood with you.I can’t remember where Mother got them, but we had this cookbook and a Betty Crocker’s Parties for Children book. I “inherited” the cookbook and it is falling apart. I haven’t seen the party book…

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    Happy Pumpkins!

    Personally, I’m just not real crazy about Halloween, but when you have little kids you can’t exactly ignore it all together. I was happy to discover The Pumpkin Patch Parable several years ago, when my children were quite small. It has become a “Halloween” tradition at our house. It is the sweetly-illustrated story of a farmer who raises pumpkins. When…

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    Junior Elf Books

    I love vintage books! Big surprise, huh? And because I always need more books, I couldn’t pass up this handful of “Junior Elf” books when I came across them at a garage sale this summer. You’ll probably have to click on the picture to enlarge it to see that the cover price on most of them is 15 cents! (One…

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    Lum & Abner

    One of my [many] hobbies is listening to and collecting Old Time Radio Shows. Hands down, my all-time favorite show is Lum & Abner, which ran almost daily for over 20 years. I have all the existing recorded episodes on MP3, but there are a lot of gaps of “lost shows”. When I found out that this book [of mostly…

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    He’s My Hero

    I'm a girly-girl when it comes to all things automotive. I've been driving for twenty-mumble years and can count on my fingers the number of times I've put gas in a car. My husband, on the other hand, is what you might call an automotive enthusiast... which may explain why he's always been willing to get gas for me.

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    Anne of Green Gables

    The girls and I have been listening to the audio-book of Anne of Green Gables in the car over the last 2 or 3 weeks as we tootle about our errands. Of course I’ve read it umpteen times before but this is the first time I’ve listened to someone else read it! The reader does a great job! I am…

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    Children’s Lit

    I love children’s literature! Lately I’ve been re-reading some of the books I enjoyed as a child. I don’t know if it’s the nostalgia factor or if books written back then just really were better than most of the newer stuff. Actually, a lot of the stuff I read when I was growing up (in the ’70s) was written in…

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    Sisterchicks

    I’ve heard about this series for awhile, but finally found one at the library. It was a kinda fun read… but it made me wonder… Am I the only woman who doesn’t have a “sisterchick” and doesn’t really feel a need for one? The cover blurb has a definition… sisterchick n.: a friend who shares the deepest wonders of your…

  • Homeschooling

    Old Readers

    I’m getting school figured out for the coming year. I plan to start school the day after Labor Day. Just too much going on this month to start any sooner. We will be continuing where we left off with Sonlight Core 6 (World History, part 1) in the spring. I am hoping to finish by Christmas and start Core 7…