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Initial post: Apr 2, 2014 12:54:44 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 2, 2014 1:40:11 AM PDT
Ketta says:
Welcome to Free Books and Chat for Wednesday, April 2, 2014.

Happy Hump Day! C'mon in and join us for some links to free books, some chat, some jokes and lots of general friendliness. All are welcome to join in, we do love to make new friends...

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Posted on Apr 2, 2014 12:55:10 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 2, 2014 1:38:52 AM PDT
Ketta says:
As April is Women's History Month, I'd like to ask:

Is there a historical woman who inspires / interests / fascinates you?

For me, it would be Eleanor of Aquitaine. Granted, as the heiress to the largest land-holding in France and eventual royalty, she wasn't destined for a common life, but even among her peers, she led an extraordinary life. Wife to two kings, mother to two kings, she put up with one husband's preoccupation with religion and the other husband's philandering and survived over a decade of imprisonment. She rode to the Crusades (bare-breasted, if Kate Hepburn is to be believed!), was a patron of the arts, administered the English government on numerous occasions, and birthed 10 children, outliving 8 of them.

I'd love to hear about your personal favorite...

Posted on Apr 2, 2014 2:14:43 AM PDT
NewDiane says:
Lots of favorites: St. Joan of Arc, Eleanor Roosevelt, Helen Keller, and Helen of Troy (although I'm sure she was nothing like the way she's been portrayed in literature through the ages!).

Closer to home, my paternal grandmother. She was functionally illiterate but traveled to the US alone as a teenager, worked in a sweatshop, raised a large family, and found true love in her last years, when she met a fellow resident in her nursing home. Watching the two of them bill and coo at each other was proof that, as Lincoln said, it isn't the years in your life but the life in your years!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 2, 2014 3:56:33 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
@ Ketta
Thank you so much for doing the start today, I think that your theme is just perfect.

Women in history that I admire: Helen Keller, Eleanor Roosevelt, Mother Teresa and Emmeline Pankhurst to name but a few, other names elude me at present

Posted on Apr 2, 2014 3:58:05 AM PDT
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. . . . . Happy 37th Anniversary Mieko*
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Posted on Apr 2, 2014 4:00:48 AM PDT
I, too, have been inspired by a lot of women, and it's hard to pick a favorite. Helen Keller was one of my first heroines. Corrie ten Boom is one of my current ones. I can't even begin to aspire to the saintliness of her sister, who could love the Nazi guards even as they beat her and give thanks to God for a flea-ridden barracks BEFORE she saw how God used the fleas to protect the inmates, but Corrie's struggles make me think I can hope. All these years after encountering her in The Hiding Place, I am still amazed, encouraged and awed by her.

Congratulations to Sandy! That would have been a terrible April Fool's joke. Glad it wasn't. Good luck.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 2, 2014 4:20:14 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
@ Plays
Thank you so much for the information about Corrie ten Boom, it seems that the kindle version of the book has not been free, but I am lucky enough to have credits on Audible and it will be one of my next buys, but for you I would not have chanced upon it.
I do hope that you have a good dry day with perhaps some sunshine so you can enjoy all those flowers you have spoken of that are blossoming, or beginning to, and I wish you well behaved horses too :-)

Posted on Apr 2, 2014 4:29:54 AM PDT
Dustyjob says:
Happy Anniversary, Mieko!

Congratulations, Sandy!

Posted on Apr 2, 2014 4:47:16 AM PDT
Dustyjob says:
How to Crochet: Beginner's Guide

Posted on Apr 2, 2014 7:22:13 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 2, 2014 7:22:44 AM PDT
chemmaj rn says:
I will pick up Sunday

* ⊱✿⊰ FB&C Start Schedule:
Robb - Thursday, April 3 - start time around 10 pm PDT
Robb - Friday, April 4 - start time around 10 pm PDT
Susan - Saturday, April 5 - start time 11 pm or 6 am EDT
Chemmaj RN - Sunday, April 6 - start time apx 9 pm PDT
Leo Little - Monday, April 7 - start time 1 am PDT
Snowlady Sandy - Tuesday, April 8- start time around 1200 PT
Leo Little - Monday, April 14 - start time 1 am PDT
Snowlady Sandy-Tuesday, April 15, start time around 12:00 PT

.✿. Open Dates:
Wednesday, April 9
Thursday, April 10
Friday, April 11
Saturday, April 12
Sunday, April 13

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Posted on Apr 2, 2014 7:48:14 AM PDT
Lenora says:
Hello everyone! :) Thanks for starting, Ketta! That's a good question. Helen Keller, Eleanor Roosevelt, Florence Nightingale, and Elizabeth Blackwell are the ones who come immediately to my mind. I'm sure I'll think of others. On Facebook, I've like the page for A Mighty Girl, and frequently see inspiring stories about women and girls in my news feed. The bits always include links to more information and books on related topics. It's especially great for those with daughters and granddaughters, or for teachers like me. I'll post the link to their page, if anyone's interested.

https://www.facebook.com/amightygirl?ref=ts&fref=ts

Happy Anniversary to Mieko and congratulations to Sandy for your new job! :D

Posted on Apr 2, 2014 8:10:11 AM PDT
WYRenegade says:
Good morning everyone!

Happy Anniversary Meiko!!! Congrats on 37 years!!

Congrats Sandy!! So happy to hear you found something! Good luck!!

From my wishlist today:
Ms America and the Offing on Oahu (Beauty Queen Mysteries #1)
Customers who enjoy books by Janet Evanovich are sure to enjoy MS AMERICA AND THE OFFING ON OAHU, the debut mystery in a fast and hilariously funny series about how being a beauty queen can be murder ...

Ms Ohio Happy Pennington finds out it's not all sequins and silicone when she competes on Oahu for the Ms America crown-the first national title of her life.
When her fiercest competitor tumbles dead out of the isolation booth during the televised pageant finale, Honolulu PD gets to thinking Happy might have killed her.

What's the only thing a beauty queen worth her sash can do? Nab the real killer-even if that means tangling with snarky rival contestants, a local who claims to be Hawaiian royalty, a brooding helicopter pilot, and a pageant emcee hot enough to die for

Posted on Apr 2, 2014 8:36:54 AM PDT
Mieko* says:
Thank you so much for the Happy Anniversary wishes. It is a happy one. I wish you could see me smiling. And so is H...I told him and he grinned...BIG grin.

We didn't meet in an old age home :) but we met when each of us had had 2 marriages behind us and both certain that was it.
Then, to crib a great comment by Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca: 'Of all the gin mills in the world, he had to walk into mine......'

I need coffee!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 2, 2014 9:07:34 AM PDT
Lenora says:
I enjoyed that book, WYRenegade. I hope you do, too!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 2, 2014 9:41:17 AM PDT
Sally in SA says:
Mieko, Happy Anniversary. I'm glad for you that H happened to walk into your gin mill! I hope you have a really good celebration. 37 years is really worth celebrating.

Posted on Apr 2, 2014 9:47:53 AM PDT
Sally in SA says:
Very remiss of me not to thank you for opening Ketta. Having posted early this morning on yesterdays thread confused me and I thought I had thanked you:)

It seems to me that Helen Keller is getting the most votes and I will add my vote for her as well. What adversity she had to overcome and she did it so well. Of course having a deaf son sways me a little because I see what adversity he has to overcome and he is able to see.

Posted on Apr 2, 2014 10:27:32 AM PDT
JoJoPNW says:
Ketta
Thanks for opening. Helen Keller is the first woman who comes to mind.

Mieko*
Happy Anniversary! And congrats on the number.

Sandy
Way to go! I'm so pleased for you. I hope it works out well. And you know if you don't love it, it's always easier to find another job if you already have one.

redandwhite
Keep those hilarious jokes coming. Thanks.

Wishing all a safe and fulfilling day. ♥

Posted on Apr 2, 2014 10:38:15 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 2, 2014 10:39:54 AM PDT
Sally in SA says:
It is my DIL's birthday today...38. I remember being that age and it seems just the other day. It is frightening how time passes. We usually go out to a steakhouse (children friendly) when it is one of our birthdays but tonight the boys have soccer training so we will probably go on Friday evening instead.

Last year I have her a Kindle which I am assured by both her and my son, is the best gift she has ever had:)

This year I wanted to give her some money so that she could buy whatever she wanted but my son said I should rather buy a present which left me in a bit of a quandary. I eventually decided on a troll bead which she is collecting for her bracelet. I think she was pleased:)

Psycho has just jumped off the roof and jumped up to be fed. I put her food in her bowl and while she was eating Izzy jumped up and started eating Psychos food. And she just made way for her and they ate together! I was amazed:)

Posted on Apr 2, 2014 11:02:42 AM PDT
Good morning all :) Thank you for the start, Ketta. I have an audible biography of Joan of Arc that I listen to quite often. And I also have to add in Princess Diana, and Princess Grace of Monaco.
Happy Anniversary Mieko!
Best news for me this morning - dailyfreebooks is back to normal!

Some book picks today:
Eden's Warriors (A Distant Eden) - Lloyd Tackitt - Action/Adventure
The Tohabi Trail - Paul R. Jones - Contemporary Fiction
Unmasked (Preston Brothers) - Darah Lace - Romance
Alive and Killing (A David Wolf Novel) - Jeff Carson - Action/Adventure
The Will Of The People - Chris Read - Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
The Fragile Hour - Rosalind Laker - Historical Romance
Murder Beyond the Milky Way - Eric Ruark - Mystery/Thriller/Suspense
Birthright: The Immortal Forest - J. A. Reed - Action/Adventure
Sympathy for the Devil - Christine Pope - Romance
Same Old Truths (The Reluctant Avenger) - Delora Dennis - Contemporary Fiction

Posted on Apr 2, 2014 11:11:37 AM PDT
Kindlana says:
Hi All:

It's been a while, RL interfering as usual! Just wanted to post quick to congratulate Sandy! Very happy for you.
Thanks Ketta for the start today, and to all regular posters (redandwhite and Sally in particular) who do so much to keep the thread going.

Although I haven't posted for ever, I've tried to keep up with my FBAC friends by reading the threads daily, even if late at night. Big hug of congratulations and/or support wherever it's needed. Missing Terry and Susan.

Happy Anniversary Mieko and happy belated birthday to JoJo!

Just started the book discussion pick, Book of Mercy. I like it so far, hope to finish by tomorrow and see some of you there.

Posted on Apr 2, 2014 11:13:42 AM PDT
Kindlana says:
Sorry, forgot to say I also admire Helen Keller, and of course, the other star in her story, Anne Sullivan.

Posted on Apr 2, 2014 11:49:58 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 2, 2014 11:52:34 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
@ Dustyjob - hope you and hubby are staying healthy

@ chemmaj rn - great to see you, it has been a while and then when you do turn up you take a start, thank you :-)

@ Lenora - hope you are getting lots of rest, the end of treatments is drawing nearer every day - keep swimming

@ WYRenegade - how is college going, I bet that you are doing really well now that you have been doing it for a while - good on ya

@ Mieko* - I hope that you are going to have more than coffee today, perhaps a special meal ?

@ JoJoPNW - I hope that you have now managed to recharge your batteries after your birthday celebrations. I love all the links that you provide for us, always cute, amusing or astonishing :-)

@ Sally in SA - Sounds like you made a good choice in the present area, both last year and this, Friday seems like a good day to go out since it is the end of the week for everyone. What fantastic news about Psycho and Izzy, you were quite right - give it time, love and patience, hoping for a great friendship is ahead of them both.

@ Donna - thank you for always listing your picks, each and every day, always very tempting :-) Also very good news that dailyfreebooks is behaving nicely again, it has been teasing you for a while, and I am sure that others will be happy to hear it. Hope you are beginning to feel better about your project.

@ Kindlana - so good to see you here today, as you say it has been a while, and you have been missed, sorry that RL has been keeping you extra busy and glad that you manage to keep up with all our antics here, hope that you will be able to pop in more often soon

@ Sandy - I am keeping my fingers crossed that it goes/has gone well for you in court today.♥

@ Grammiam - so nice to see you on the thread (sorry I thought you played a prank on us - it was the text in the link that got me) I did click of course LOL hope that you will pop in some more love your posts and miss them

I am loving hearing about the women you all admire, interesting that so many of us are making the same choices too.

Waving to all our lurkers - I am sure that you are all there and if you have not been mentioned it is only because of my swiss cheese brain - we miss those that are caught up in RL and hope for better health for those that are struggling or hurting - come in and share, we will be here for you - hoping everyone is having a good day (mine is nearly over LOL)

Posted on Apr 2, 2014 11:55:31 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
A Distant Melody (Wings of Glory Book #1): A Novel by Sarah Sundin (433 pages)

Never pretty enough to please her gorgeous mother, Allie will do anything to gain her approval--even marry a man she doesn't love. Lt. Walter Novak--fearless in the cockpit but hopeless with women--takes his last furlough at home in California before being shipped overseas. Walt and Allie meet at a wedding and their love of music draws them together, prompting them to begin a correspondence that will change their lives. As letters fly between Walt's muddy bomber base in England and Allie's mansion in an orange grove, their friendship binds them together. But can they untangle the secrets, commitments, and expectations that keep them apart?
A Distant Melody is the first book in the WINGS OF GLORY series, which follows the three Novak brothers, B-17 bomber pilots with the US Eighth Air Force stationed in England during World War II.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 2, 2014 11:57:18 AM PDT
Good day today at work redandwhite? I am enjoying a PJ day off at home :) And I am waiting for one daughter to return my call so we can schedule a spring pedicure session.

Posted on Apr 2, 2014 11:58:08 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
A group of country friends from the Cottonwood Baptist Church wanted to get together on a regular basis, socialize, and play games.

The lady of the house was to prepare the meal. When it came time for Al and Janet to be the hosts - Janet wanted to outdo all the others.

Janet decided to have mushroom-smothered steak. But, mushrooms are expensive. She then told her husband, "No mushrooms. They are too high."

He said, "Why don't you go down in the pasture and pick some of those mushrooms? There are plenty in the creek bed."

She said, "No, some wild mushrooms are poison."

He said, "Well, I see varmints eating them and they're OK.

So Janet decided to give it a try. She picked a bunch, washed, sliced, and diced them for her smothered steak.

Then she went out on the back porch and gave Ol' Spot (the yard dog) a double handful. Ol' Spot ate every bite.

All morning long, Janet watched Ol' Spot and the wild mushrooms didn't seem to affect him, so she decided to use them. The meal was a great success, and Janet even hired a helper lady from town to help her serve. She had on a white apron and a fancy little cap on her head.

After everyone had finished, they relaxed, socialized, and played 42 & Mexican dominoes.

About then, the helper lady from town, came in and whispered in Janet's ear. She said, "Mrs. Williams, Ol' Spot just died." Janet went into hysterics. After she finally calmed down, she called the doctor and told him what had happened.

The doctor said, "That's bad, but I think we can take care of it. I will call for an ambulance and I will be there as quick as possible. We'll give everyone enemas and we will pump out everyone's stomach Everything will be fine. Just keep them calm."

Soon they could hear the siren as the ambulance was coming down the road. The EMTs & the doctor had their suitcases, syringes, and a stomach pump.

One by one, they took each person into the bathroom, gave them an enema and pumped out their stomach. After the last one was finished, the doctor came out and said, "I think everything will be fine now, and he left."

They were all looking pretty weak sitting around the living room and about this time, the helper lady came in and said,

"You know that fellow that ran over Ol' Spot never even stopped"
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