Well, it was sunny yesterday, but with a cold, bitter wind that made you want to dash inside and bundle up as soon as you could. So is that March coming in like a lamb or like a lion?
Meanwhile, today is the National Education Association's "Read Across America" Day, where families all over the country are invited to read a book together out loud.
The event began 12 years ago and they picked March 2 because it's the birthday of Theodore Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. At the NEA website linked above, you can download free digital versions of his books to read to your kids or grandkids, and there are also links to look in on other activities scheduled for your state.
REAL, HONEST-TO-GOSH BOOK TITLES
Really! Google These Titles If You Don't Believe Me -- MR
Well Read and Dead: A High Society Mystery
Hi, I'm Bill and I'm Old
Vampire A Go-Go
Can't Remember What I Forgot
Unbelievably Good Deals and Great Adventures That You Absolutely Can't Get Unless You're Over 50
Requiem for a Paper Bag
Fifty is Not a Four-Letter Word
How to Fossilize Your Hamster And Other Amazing Experiments for the Armchair Scientist
The Writing on My Forehead
Two Cats and the Woman They Own
Mona Lisa's Pajamas
If You Give a Mom a Martini: 100 Ways to Find 10 Blissful Minutes for Yourself
The Bases Were Loaded (and So Was I)
[Book Fare via Reader's Digest Online]
WORD for YOUR WEEK: The Latin word "ludus" meant game, or play. When something funny happened, or an event amused people, it reminded them of the pleasure they received from watching a sporting event, so they acquainted a pratfall, say, with something they'd seen on the field of sports, and before long such silly things that made them laugh were called "ludicrous."
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