i put a new project on the needles. this one is due by friday, i’m not sure i can make it in time…
and i’ve been catching up on some reading. not exactly light subject matter, but i’m filling in the gaps left by my formal education. ever learn something and wonder how you never knew about it ’til now? i’ve had a few of those moments these past couple of weeks.
anne frank: the diary of a young girl. i’m not sure how this wasn’t required reading through school. i think it should have been.
churchill at war: written from the memoirs of lord moran, churchill’s personal physician, friend and almost constant companion. really interesting insight to decisions made behind closed doors.
promise you’ll take care of my daughter by ben wicks (i remember ben wicks as the cartoonist whose drawings i’d see in the toronto star, but he was also an author who wrote a number of books before passing away in 2000.) this book is about the canadian war brides who left their family and lives behind in britain and other parts of europe to start a new life in canada. the story is told by surviving war brides sharing their experiences as they fell in love with canadians serving overseas during world war two, and how these women, many with children, made the difficult and sometimes treacherous journey to an unknown land thousands of miles away. they describe how they were welcomed (or not) to canada, and how they adjusted to the realities that lay ahead. it’s an interesting peek into another time — not so long ago, actually — when the desperation of war prompted thousands to live in the moment and seek a better life. whether or not that better life ever happened, it was fascinating to read about these women’s spirit and their determination to “make it so.”
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