Reprinted with the permission of The Vermont Standard
I hope that folks were fortunate enough to see the wonderful way the sun was sparkling on the crystals on the tree branches on Sunday morning. A rainbow of colors made the morning look magical.
I neglected to note the very interesting discussion of The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson that transpired at the last Zoom Book Club meeting. It was enlightening in many ways and helped to explain the way people of color struggled in the south, even after the Civil War, but also how the migration north brought about many hardships and often caused family disintegration.
This month’s selection is Miss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce and the discussion will take place on Friday, 12/18 at 6:30 PM. Please note that the day has been changed from Thursday to Friday this time. It is about two very different women on a life-changing adventure. Per one review: there are tough obstacles and harrowing scenes. The ending is not pat, nor fully happy. But it is hopeful. There is resilience, there is redemption, and there is beauty — great beauty. So, think about finding a copy and joining the group!
Birthday wishes to Andy Buchan-Groff (12/11) and Simon Bergey (12/14). This picture was taken outside of the Tyson Store when my grandson, Owen Perrino, reported the buck he had taken. His dad, Chris is quite a hunter and Owen seems to be following in his footsteps.