Gentle Readers and Dear Friends thank you all so very much for all the kind comments about my sampler endeavour and the little bit of border I posted. I stitched away on more of the border last night and will work on the piece this weekend. I'll post another snap on Monday that I hope will be a bit more interesting.
There is a super book and movie I wanted to mention today.
First up the book - called "If You Lived Here I'd Know Your Name" by Heather Lende. ..........
Here is a description that tells about the book - "Tiny Haines, Alaska, ninety miles north of Juneau, is accessible mainly by water or air--and only when the weather is good. There's no traffic light and no mail delivery; people can vanish without a trace; and funerals are community affairs. As both obituary writer and social columnist for the local newspaper, Heather Lende knows better than anyone the goings-on in this breathtakingly beautiful place. Her offbeat chronicle brings us inside her busy life: we meet her husband, Chip, who owns the local hardware store; their five children; and a colorful assortment of friends and offbeat neighbors, including aging hippies, salty fishermen, native Tlingit Indians, as well as the moose, eagles, sea lions, and bears with whom they share this wild and perilous land." It is a great book!!
The movie was a Netflix DVD and when I put it on my Queue IO was a bit leery. It is called "Ike: Countdown to D-Day" -2004 - a made for TV movie starring Tom Selleck as General Eisenhower.
I guess it is my preconceive notions of Tom Selleck that brought on the raised eyebrow. Although he looks nothing like the General I was pleasantly surprised and taken with this film about the 90 days leading up to June 6 1944. I have seen just about all the D-Day films out there and there are some great ones. But, usually you do not see all the back story leading up to the event. This film covers that period from the point of view of the top leadership and the hard decisions that had to be made to make the Allied Invasion of Normandy code named "Operation Overlord a success. Even if you don't like war type films - I would recommend seeing this just for the acting and the story of how Eisenhower dealt with all the top brass and politicians - I rate it as excellent and well done!
That's all for today sports fans. Thanks for stopping by - have a great weekend and do stop again!!