Saturday, May 9, 2015

Books Read In The Past Week

Books read for the first time are marked with  a #

Books, (except Sunday books) are grouped by author, and not necessarily in the order read.

Sunday book(s)

"A Family on Wheels:
Further Adventures of the
Trapp Family Singers" #
by Maria Augusta von Trapp

"Hill of Little Miracles"
by Valenti Angelo
[children's fiction]
(a secular book, but with
enough Catholic elements
to make it suitable for my Sunday
reading. In fact, this had more Catholic
elements than another book that I read
a few Sundays ago.)

"St. Francis of Assisi"
by G. K. Chesterton

Weekday Books

"Make a Wish For Me"
{carried over from last week}
"Happy Birthday, Dear Beany"
"The More, The Merrier"
{carrying over into next week}
by Lenora Mattingly Weber
[YA fiction]

"Winona's Pony Cart"
by Maud Hart Lovelace
[children's fiction]

"Meet the Friends" #
by Sharla Scannell Whalen
[children's fiction]
( loan)

"May Flowers" #
by Louisa May Alcott
[fiction, novella]
(free online book)

"The Little House"
by Virginia Lee Burton
[picture book]
( loan)

"Land of the Whatsit"
by Billy and Betty White
pseudonym of Charles Dexter Morris
[children's fiction]
From a description on
A "writing out in story form" of some of the humorous adventures (adventures "found on our front doorstep and in our back yard") of Billy and Betty, two children who supposedly published an amateur newspaper, adventures which originally appeared on a radio program with the same title as this book. The Whatsit became a four page cartoon insert in 'True Story' magazine and eventually an immensely popular miniature newspaper "by children for children" which reached a subscription level of almost 4 million children. Also includes cartoons and illustrations by Joe Banks and humorous verse. 

"The Spell of The Northern Lights" #
by Lucy Johnston Sypher
[children's fiction, based on
the author's life]

A Book for Weekdays AND Sundays
"The Imitation of Christ"
by Thomas A Kempis
[Kindle book]

I Dread Tomorrow

Soon after I post this, I will begin my Sunday observance.  I usually look forward to Sunday... my favorite day of the week...
but I dread this coming Sunday, and for a reason I haven't blogged about... haven't wanted to blog about... haven't been
able to blog about.
On Easter Sunday, at about 2:00 PM, Kathryn and Paul knocked on my door and said they had to talk to me.  I opened the door and Kathryn told me that Mom had passed away.
One thing I thank God for is that Mom didn't linger the way Baba did.  I remember watching Baba suffer for almost a year... and watching Mom watching her mother suffer.
This will be the first Mother's Day that I won't see Mom, or at least talk to her on the phone.
Every Rosary I pray now includes a petition for the repose of Mom's soul.