Saturday, March 15, 2014

Sunday Snippets-- A Catholic Carnival


Come one, come all, to Sunday Snippets  ! Thanks to RAnn for hosting!  I've discovered some wonderful blogs here.  How about sharing yours?


Books Read in the Past Week

Books read for the first time are marked with a #


"In This House of Brede,"
by Rumer Godden
[fiction]
{Sunday Book}


"The Baby-Sitters Club # 1: Kristy's Great Idea" #
by Ann M. Martin
[children's fiction]
{carried over from last week}
(openlibrary.org loan)
(I like "Yours Turly, Shirley,"
and "Slam Book" better.)


"Luv @ First Site"
by Tess Kindig
[children's fiction, Protestant (denomination(s) unspecified)
 "todaysgirls.com" series, (created by Terry K. Brown)]


"Carola Storms the Chalet School"
"The Wrong Chalet School"
"Shocks for the Chalet School"
by Elinor M. Brent-Dyer
[children's fiction, Chalet School series]

"Mother Mason" #
by Bess Streeter Aldrich
[fiction]
(In "Bess Streeter Aldrich Anthology"
Amazon Kindle Book)

"Me Me Me Me Me Me
Not a Novel"
by M. E. Kerr 
[autobiography]
{carrying over into next week}

"The Woman's Club" #
by Olive Thorne Miller
[non-fiction]
(free Google book)
{carrying over into next week}


This Week's Fan Fiction


An "Another World" story
New chapter added

A humorous "As The World Turns" story

Hamantashen, and More Hamantashen

The Jewish holiday, Purim, begins this evening.  I took the precaution of ordering some hamantashen from amazon.com, because this year I have no Jewish neighbors to bring me any.  I'm saving them for tonight and tomorrow.
I remember one year when Mom and I received so many hamantashen that we had to put most of them in the freezer; so many that we were still eating them at Chanukkah!

Ethnically Exclusive Clubs

I remember the time one of my high school teachers asked what we thought about ethnically exclusive clubs.


Up went my hand.
"Yes, Rochelle?" 
"It depends," I said.  "If everyone in the club has the same ethnic background, for example, if all of them are of Italian descent, then that is a group of people getting together to celebrate a common heritage.  And that is something very good. But if it is, let's say, a "whites only" or "no Jews allowed" or "no Italians allowed", like some Country Clubs, then it's wrong, and, I think, immature. Clubs like that make me think of a bunch of little kids saying (I sing-songed the next part)
"Nyah nyah nyah nyah nyah!  We've got a club and you can't be in it."