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I finished, and it was wonderful.
The ending took me totally by surprise.
I think you will really like this book.
Posted on September 24, 2012 at 07:15 AM in Reading | Permalink
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My dear friend Honey next door was a young German woman who came here in the forties with her G.I. husband, Dee. They were happily married for more than fifty years, and I'm just so glad such a blessing as she was sent my way for a neighbor. At one time, their little ranch house just like ours was home to their four, his two from his first marriage, her Mother, and his Mother. Just imagine the cooking and bed-space alone, and it boggles.
She's kind and funny and a REALLY good baker, as well as a bright outgoing woman who dresses for the day---every day. She wears nice pants and blouses, maybe a cardigan or jacket to match, with her lipstick and hair done, a bit of jewelry and nice perfume. And approaching Ninety, that's a wonderful thing to be so young-at-heart and mindful of her appearance and personality.
Says rachel, who sometimes goes out round the yard in her gown-tail at ten Ayem. I could learn a lot from Honey.
September 24, 2012 at 08:12 AM
Another one to add to my list...Thanks!!
Penny @ The Comforts of Home & Flea Market Makeovers |
September 24, 2012 at 08:36 AM
Thanks Beverly for this reference to read. I have been into the 1940's for most all of this year with being an Ambassador for the 1940's US Census Project. It was an amazing experience and such an insight to the lives of women of those times. My parents were married in 1946 and I was born in 1947 during the post war years. My Dad was in the Navy and Mother kept the most wonderful photo album of those years and the years during World WarII. It was a wealth of information for the posts I did for the 1940's Census Project. I know you have seen many of them, but if you would like to see more, the link is on my sidebar under Blogger Pages. They will fall right in with your reading and recommending this book. I can't wait to read it.
September 24, 2012 at 10:31 AM
My mom was a War Bride. She was a French Girl living in Belgium. She married a GI, and came to this country not knowing a lick of english. 1947 was when she married and had her first baby, my oldest sister barbara.
My mom was known just like the comment above;
Getting dressed daily, in her hair fixed, applying some makeup, some perfume, her jewerly, and making sure she looked presentable before going out.
It's so nice to see that someone else knows what that Era of woman were like and what we can pass down to the younger generations.
I'm Viola from Along A widowed Road Blogspot |
September 24, 2012 at 11:50 AM
Hi Beverly, I finished the first book of Hunger Games. It was a page turner even though I hated the basic story. It is so cruel. I am hooked and I want to read the next two books now to see if there is any sense to the series by the end.
I know this book would be one I would enjoy. My mom could identify with the times when wives tried to please their husbands by always dressing and greeting them at the front door at night. She treated my dad like a king and loved doing it as well.
We are enjoying our time here in Raleigh. Tomorrow morning we both bowl in the competition.
jeanne, backyard neighbor |
September 24, 2012 at 06:02 PM
Can't wait to read this! I recommended The Shoemaker's Wife to my bookclub and we are reading it next month!
Have a great day rock star!
September 25, 2012 at 11:51 AM
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