Monday, December 14, 2020

Meandering on Monday with Janet Lane Walters #BWLAuthor #MFRWAuthor #Reading #Writing #Thoughts - Courage

Meander 1 - Reading - Managed to finish the contest reading in time to read a couple of books. Read The Trouble with Funerals and enjoyed. The characters are improving with age and dealing with deaths at senior citizen's residence - was well written. Congrats Joan Havelange. Also read Erin's Children by Eileen O'Finlan - This story is a continuation of her first wonderful book. Telling about the lot of Irish immigrants was fascinating and the research wonderful. This also spoke to family memories for me since a great-great came to this country from Ireland. Though little was said about her life here, I imagine it was similar.  Good reading and great learning experience.

Meander 2 - Thoughts - Courage- I am 84 years old and headed toward 85. I've much thoughts about the recent political happenings and some of them make me ill and also bring memories. I was a child when Hitler rose to dictatorship and though I remember much about those days, I remember the courage of the people who stood against him. I watched the rise of Communism and saw what happened to the people of so many countries. What I've seen recently reminds me of that time but it's happening here. I salute the courage of the Supreme Court who refused to be politicized, of the judges who refused to listen to unfounded claims and to the people in charge of the election who refused to give into political pressure. Courage is found every day and Cowards should shrink into the dirt they try to raise.

Writing - This week writing has been slow but I'm managing to do some every day. Busy trying to get Christmas organized takes much of my time but the stockings that had to be sent to distant places have been sent and there are only the ones to do here left. Then it will be back to writing with a vengence.   

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1 comment:

J.Q. Rose said...

I like reading your thoughts. Growing up in the Hitler years would make a great story. Have you written your life story/memoir? I know characters have a piece of the author in their personalities, but I'd like to read the true story of that time and more. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
JQ Rose