Saturday, September 10, 2016

Books Read In The Past Week

Books read for the first time are marked with a #
Books are listed by author (or series creator),
 and not necessarily in the order read.

"Good Wives"
by Louisa May Alcott
(free online book)

"Mother Angelica's Private
and Pithy Lessons from the Scriptures" #
introduced and edited by Raymond Arroyo
reserved for Sunday

"The Third Class At Miss Kaye's-
A School Story" #

by Angela Brazil
[children's fiction]
(free Kindle book)

"Reproachfully Yours"
by Lucile Hasley
reserved for Sunday

"How To Be A Clubwoman" 
by Helen Cowles Le Cron
and Edith Wasson McElroy

"Every Day Is A Gift
Minute Meditations for Every Day
Taken From the Holy Bible
and the Writings of the Saints"
Introduction by Rev. Frederick Schroeder 
 daily devotional reading for 2016

Ordinary Things, Not An Ordinary Day (Old post, slightly edited)

Tomorrow is the 15th anniversary of 9/11. That morning, I was warming up some biscuits. This was such a normal, ordinary thing for me to do. So was turning on the radio, but that day, for some reason, I didn't turn it on until it was time for Dan Daniel (Dandy Dan Daniel, Daniel Daniel Daniel, Triple D) to play the Backwards Oldie. This was a contest they had every morning around 9:00
on WCBS-FM. The beginning of a record would be played backwards, and the
listeners would try to identify the song.
About the first thing I heard was Dandy Dan telling us that there would be
no backwards oldie that day. I took out my biscuits, and wondered why.

I had just bitten into a warm, well-margarined biscuit when I found out why we weren't getting the backwards oldie that day. I rushed, biscuit in hand, to turn on the TV (but did not shut off the radio.).
It was a long time before I could eat biscuits again.