MARCH 2022 – Quarterly NEWSLETTER
When my AunTillie returned from her 50th high school reunion, she gave this report: All the boys and girls looked the same except some had canes and some had walkers. I was in my mid-30’s at the time, and found her words quite hysterical. Now, my own 50th high school reunion is a month away, and I’m eager to check out her findings. Preparing for the event, I’m looking back 50 years to remember that time in my teens.
You know the drill, my newsletters are highly illustrated, so check out these 8 images describing life in the United States 50 years ago.
NOTE: At the very end of the Newsletter, you will find links to all the websites I used to compile these lists/images. There is also a great link to a website that makes Today-in-History type gifts. (BTW: I earn NO money if you click the link or purchase from them.)
It wouldn’t be a Newsletter if it didn’t mention a book or two:
Here are the two books I have enjoyed most since the December Newsletter.
Oh, William!: Lucy Barton is a character created by Elizabeth Strout in 2016. Strout revisited Lucy in 2017 and again now with her latest book, Oh William! Strout is also known for her Pulitzer Prize winning book, Olive Kitteridge.
Apples Never Fall: When a 69-year-old woman disappears, should her adult kids report it to the police? What if they think their dad will be the main suspect? To tell a bit more, I really identified with the mom in the book. My favorite line will appeal to any wife or mom who ever felt unappreciated: “Sometimes she abrogated responsibility by fantasizing about kidnappers bursting into the house, bundling her into the back of their van, and taking her away for a long rest in a nice, cool, quiet dungeon.”
And of course, I want you to know what’s new in my Etsy shop:
You may know that I make quilts-with-words and sell my art printed out on quality giftware. When people understand the story behind a quilt, they like my art even better. Hence, I am starting to tell these quilt stories via YouTube:
A note in closing:
Thanks for reading this quarterly newsletter. I am hoping two things:
- That you tell your friends about my blogs, newsletters, and book reviews and ask them to join my mailing list.
- That you will think of my Etsyshop whenever you need a gift.
NOTES: If you want to know more about 50 years ago, here are the links I used:
General info: https://www.thepeoplehistory.com/1971.html
General info: https://www.infoplease.com/year/1972
I am not an affiliate marketer for this company, so I make no money if you click on the link or purchase from them, but look at these great gift ideas for “Today in History” type gifts: