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Government drone by day and book lover and geek girl by night!

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Veterans / Armistice Day

Veterans / Armistice Day

 

Door 6:  Veterans / Armistice Day

 

Task 1: Sunrise services are a staple of this day: Take a picture of the sunrise where you live and share it with us.

 

Yesterday was the only sunny day we had. Today of course we have rain. Here you go!

 

Task 2: In keeping with the minute of silence, tell us about the authors who have passed this year that you will miss the most.

 

Toni Morrison Obituary Photo


For me it's going to be Toni Morrison. Her voice was and still is much needed when discussing the African American experience via literature. Books like "The Bluest Eye" and "Beloved" are must reads. 

 

We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.
 
If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, you must be the one to write it.

Task 3: Rosemary is for remembrance, but it’s great for chasing away moths, silverfish and other bugs that can damage books (and linens). Make a sachet with some rosemary, lavender, dried basil, etc. to keep on your bookshelves – post a picture of the results and let us know what combinations of herbs you used. A list of possibilities can be found here: https://www.mnn.com/your-home/organic-farming-gardening/stories/12-plants-that-repel-unwanted-insects

 

Task 4:The Forest of Compiègne, just outside Compiègne, France, is the site of the signing of the 1918 Armistice. It was also the site of the signing by the French of a truce with the Germans following the German invasion in 1940. – Find a green space in your local area (or favorite area) and go for a walk or bike ride of a mile (or 1.61 km) and post a picture or screenshot of the map of where you walked / biked.

 

So on Saturday I did a Turkey trot run that was almost 3 miles and Sunday went to Shenandoah. I did Dickey Ridge Area and had a fun time. See the trail map and some pictures I took below. 

 

 

 

 

 

Book: Read a book involving a war, battle, or where characters are active military or veterans, or with poppies on the cover, or honor the ‘unknown soldier’ of your TBR and read the book that’s been there the longest.

 

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