Dry Falls, Highlands, NC

Dry Falls, Highlands, NC

Friday, April 27, 2012

Not Much Going On

Seffner, Florida (Lazy Days Campground)  high 89, low 61

The cool front is still giving us lovely cool nights, but it looks like today will be pretty hot. 

I am having some seasonal allergy problems since we returned from the Keys.  I thought I had missed allergy season, but I guess not.  No pollen in the Keys…maybe we need to head back!  I can’t take any kind of allergy medicine right not, so I’m having to just deal with it. 

I spent yesterday taking Mom to her doctor appointment.  Her appointment was at 3 pm, and she wasn’t ready to leave the house until 3:05.  Smile

What can you do?  By the time I got home, it was 7pm.  I had spent most of the day fighting Tampa traffic. 

 

Thanks to Rick for recommending the book, Unbroken,  by author Laura Hillenbrand.  Click on the link for an excerpt. 

 Al and I both loved it.  It was an extremely well written book that was a true story of a young man who was destined for the Olympics, only to end up as a Japanese prisoner of war.  He was treated horribly and it was amazing that he was able to survive.

I have never understood how America could have dropped two nuclear bombs on Japan.  I lived in Japan three years starting in 1957.  I liked the Japanese people.  After reading this book,  I understood a little better  about why it was done.  I’m still not sure I really agree with it…but I understand better now.  Anyway, it was an excellent book and one that I would highly recommend.

Rick also recommended   the book, American Prometheus,  which is the story of the man who invented the nuclear bomb.  I thought it would be a natural follow up to the first book, so I am going to start reading it next.  Thanks Rick!

4 comments:

  1. I've had issues with the pollen here in AZ this spring. Makes for some miserable days. I loved the book Unbroken. Great read and I learned so much.

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  2. eeewwwww on the pollen... it's budding out like gangbusters here in wisconsin and we keep wiping our eyes and noses, and dumping the allegra D and claritin D down our throats.. ick!

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  3. I couldn't put Unbroken down, what a story. How that man hung on after all he went through defies explaination.

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  4. So sorry to hear about the allergies. All I get are frogs in my throad. I don't actually say ribbit but I am constantly clearing my throat which gets annoying for me and everyone around me.

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