Monday, August 9, 2010

Mailbox Monday,..




Mailbox Monday is now on tour and is being hosted at Chick Loves Lit for the month of August. "Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists. Last week I received: These two books, they are to add to my collection of research. Over the years I've been interested in the "real" stories of my country men/women who eventually emigrated to Canada, I believe the story of the children of Tengeru is one very close to my heart.
My sister-in-laws mom was such an orphan. It is fitting that this book arrived on the anniversary of her death. I always wondered who taught her to do the wonderful things she did. She was an awesome cook, a loving mother and grandmother and a wonderful loving friend to me. She had no mother or father to teach her to love, and yet she did it right to her dying breath. I never experience her "ugly" or "mad" at her life, she clung to it with every breath. Not a healthy life, but a very grateful one.
I dedicate my post to Janina, my friend may she rest in peace. I hope I told her enough times how special she was to me when she was alive, because there isn't a day that I'm not in my kitchen or in my rose garden that I don't have fond memories of her.

Photos of books I own.

9 comments:

Nise' said...

What a nice tribute to your friend. I love historical books as well.

gautami tripathy said...

Wonderful tribute. Sound like good books.

Have a great reading week ahead! Here is my Monday: Mailbox/Whereaboutspost and You can also answer my question at my Musing Mondays post!

Jenny the Pirate said...

I imagine she knew how you felt, Irene. What a wonderful thing, to touch a life so profoundly that you are never forgotten. I want to read that book as this is the first I've heard of that subject. Making a note of it!

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Hi Irene,
nel tuo scrivere i tuoi sentimenti sei sempre molto dolce e riflessiva !
Un pensiero anche da me alla tua Jan.
Buona serata.

bermudaonion said...

What a lovely tribute to Janina. I hope you enjoy your book.

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

What a very touching tribute to Janina! Your tribute has me wanting to read this.

Snowbell said...

Sounds like an interesting book. Happy reading!

Sharon said...

I know you miss your dear friend, your words tugged at my heart.

The book sounds interesting!

Bookventures said...

This is such a wonderful tribute.