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Visiting The Sisters July 5, 2016

Filed under: Family,Family memories,Family photographs — Janet @ 10:09 pm

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Reading from left to right – My husband Ian, me, my sister Nan, and my college friend Ginny       after a pleasant lunch at Carlito’s in Woodbury Connecticut

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My sister Ruth and Ella my granddaughter in Milford New Hampshire

 

Eid Mubarak

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 4:46 pm

HX Report

Today is the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan and the beginning of the Eid Al-Fitr (the festival of the breaking of the fast) three-day holiday. The new lunar month of ‘Shawwal’ starts with the new crescent moon tonight, which is the 1oth month of the Islamic calendar.

The new lunar month of ‘Shawwal’ starts with the new crescent moon tonight, which is the 10th month of the Islamic calendar. Shawwal means to ‘lift’ or ‘carry’, as MB has just discovered on researching it, so named because a female camel would normally be carrying a fetus at this time of year.

‘Eid Mubarak’ is the common greeting to colleagues and friends out these parts leading up to and during the festival, meaning ‘Blessed’ or ‘Holy’ Eid.

So to any and all concerned, especially to friends & colleagues of MB out these parts – Eid Mubarak to all.

Eid Mub

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25 Interesting Facts about American Literature

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 1:00 pm

Interesting trivia about American writers and their work

As it’s Independence Day, how about some facts about the great and the good from American literature, from Edgar Allan Poe to Toni Morrison? What follows is a compilation of our 25 favourite facts about American authors and their writing.

Edgar Allan Poe’s prose-poem Eureka predicts the Big Bang theory by some eighty years.

Marlon Brando was a huge fan of Toni Morrison; he would often call her up and read passages of her own novels which he particularly enjoyed.

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