HistoryDo you know who was the only woman hanged in the U.S.? Gerard found out it was Mary Surratt when he read The Mary Surratt "Lincoln Assassination Trial" by Bryna J. Fireside this week. Click the link to read Gerard's review of this.
Prayer FlagsRed Pine Mountain. I kind of like the idea of using flags to remind people to pray. The wind blowing them giving blessings to everyone is a nice thought too, but I doubt if it really happens. I guess there are a lot of Buddist in Vermont. Mountain Woman said shes sees them everywhere.
1,000 Cats/Kitten SanctuaryI just discovered another amazing animal sanctuary for cats and 30 dogs in California: Cat House On The Kings. This would be my dream job! Lynea Lattanzio is the founder and has 23 volunteers to help her on 6 acres. I wouldn't think the cats would want to get adopted when they have this place:
SynesthesiaDo you know what Synesthesia is? From reading Out Of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper, I learned that Synesthesia is the condition in which a person may be able to hear colors or visualize flavors when music is played (Classical blue, purple; Country-yellow, Elevator music-gray). This book is about a 5th grade girl with Cerebral Palsy who longs to fit it with "normal" kids and makes the school's quiz team. My review will be posted over at Grab A Book From Our Stack this evening.
SauerkrautI was surprised to learn that 7 out of 13 people who commented on A Food I Abhor actually like sauerkraut! It never ceases to amaze me how a food post gets so many comments!
UPDATED 8:50 P.M.--Oops, I forgot something, 1 more thing:
Vote For IreneAmerica can vote for the 3rd finalist for "The Biggest Loser" at www.nbc.com. Hope you go vote for Irene over Jay--she deserves it! You have until 9 a.m. ET Monday, 5/23.
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