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Tigress by Ellen Tsagaris
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Ellen Tsagaris' The Bathory Chronicles; Vol. I Defiled is My Name
This is the first of a trilogy retelling the true story of the infamous countess as a youn adult novel. History is not always what it seems.

Wild Horse Runs Free

Wild Horse Runs Free
A Historical Novel by Ellen Tsagaris

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With Love From Tin Lizzie
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First Thanksgiving Dinner
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Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day

Decoration Day

I recited this poem at a Memorial Day school program in sixth grade, wearing a prairie dress my mother sewed for me. I don't remember the author, or one line of the poem, but here it is for all veterans, and for my grandfather's an everyone else in my family who served, and for my students in the military:

PD image of the Star Spangled Banner



My Grandpa’s old and kind of lame,

He doses in his chair,

And when the family goes some place,

He stays and doesn’t care.

 

He’d rather stay at home,

He says,

Than dress to go uptown,

And when he knows there’s

Company come,

He’s always lying down.

 

But once a year there’s quite a change on

Decoration Day.

Then Grandpa wears his uniform and

Hurries me away,

 

[To see a big Parade] . . . .

 

The shiny cars with great folks in,

The flower girls in white,

The bands that play the national airs,

With all their wind and might,

 

And the boys that wear OD

Come through,

And straight and tall,

The wind a blowing

Through his hair,

My Grandpa Stands Through it

Doll Museum: Planting, and Cooking: To Everything, there is a s...







Doll Museum: Planting, and Cooking: To Everything, there is a s...: We love peaceful Sundays; no matter how bad the rest of the day is, Sunday morning should be calm, and peaceful.  Yet, whenever I sit ...




Here are some recipes and flower photos, with a narrative of this year's gardens.  Lots of pics on this one, including black irises, and more to come. Happy Memorial Day.





Monday, May 15, 2017

From the House of Seven Gables, Below

This is one of my favorite places on earth, and one of their coveted dolls is in my collection.  I also love, love the novel.  This post is in keeping with the theme of our blog.  Enjoy.




What Health Dangers Do Immigrant Laborers Face in the Landscaping Industry?
Wednesday, May 17, 6-7:30PM


Jeanne Kempthorne, an attorney mediator and founder of the Good Neighbor Mediation Project in Salem, will be joined by Jamie Banks, executive director of Quiet Communities, Inc., and Rick Reibstein, an environmental lawyer and law professor, to talk about the exposure of immigrant labor to harmful pollutants and noise in the landscaping industry. Prof. Reibstein will also address other environmental pollutants, including lead, pesticides, and mold, that affect immigrant and low-income communities.

Community Conversations are free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended. If you have questions about this event, please contact Ana Nuncio at anuncio@7gables.org or call 978-744-0991, ext. 105.
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