Friday Finds July 2018
People who read live longer– scientifically proven!
Anne Frank’s family tried to immigrate to the US before they went into hiding.
World War I “Hello Girls” to receive Congressional Gold Medal honors. It still amazes me every time a story like this comes out how many forgotten people and stories of history are out there.
The global history of ketchup. Personal note: I only really like ketchup on the rare burger I eat. I prefer French fries with mayo.
Telling the stories and history of women on America’s Route 66.
Is there anything better than losing yourself in a good book? I say no! I’ll only disagree with the writer of the article on one point- while I don’t have as many days to spend entirely reading ( though I did that a few weekends ago and it was glorious), I read just as veraciously as I did when I was a kid.
Speaking of books, let’s all praise libraries and librarians. If I got a do-over on life, I think I’d become a librarian. Could still happen.
My mom just retired from her longtime job as the head of the children’s department at my local library, & I don’t think I’d realized how fundamental her work felt to my personality until she suddenly didn’t work there anymore. Libraries & librarians are so important – & three cheers for living longer!