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Sunday, January 15, 2006
NOT EXACTLY VARYKINO
But it is winter nevertheless. Yesterday began unseasonably warm and rainy which quickly turned blustery cold and snowy. Not as bad as this, but our windows are iced over with not frost but ice. Within a couple of days the mercury should be hovering in the 40s and 50s again. It's the wicked swings in the temperatures which help foster colds, kinda like mine.
My mother is doing well, thank you. Before she married my father, my mother was a librarian in the public library in Rochester, NY, during The War. She told me how they had to remove all the cards from the card catalogue which provided information that could help the enemy in any way. They were instructed to be on the look out for any "suspicious looking people," although she wasn't certain what that meant. Can't profile today! She said everyone had to go to the top floors during air raid drills. In the meantime, my father was doing his part on Omaha Beach. I must start taking notes when my mother begins to reminisce.
In the news ...
8 Watch Sgt. Seavey give a piece of his mind to liberal Reps. Murtha & Moran :~) h/t LoanCat!
8 James Frey snookered Oprah with his book, A Million Little Pieces, but apparently Oprah doesn't mind: "What is relevant is that he was a drug addict ... and stepped out of that history to be the man he is today ... " Huh?
8 Classics, schmassics! Books that SUK!: A compilation of the best of the worst… about the best. The following are excerpts from actual one-star Amazon.com reviews of books from Time’s list of the 100 best novels from 1923 to the present. Some entries have been edited. Some of these are a HOOT!