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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Kristallnacht-Night of Broken Glass

Lost Sock Memorial Day
So you have lost your favorite sock, not both of them, just one. So now the other sock goes into the bin that is for lonely socks. Do we need to put an ad in the paper for the Lonely Socks Club?
I have a favorite pair of socks, that if I ever see the Idiot dog trying to play with them, he gets into HUGE trouble...MINE MINE MINE!! They are black, grey and white striped with a little kitten on the side that squeaks. The Idiot dog LOVES squeaky toys, so of course I torment him with my squeaky socks, lol.

This is the Idiot Dog. Some days I wonder if I simply need to just ignore him, or let him run in traffic, lol. But I do love him, somedays.

This is also called in English, Night of Broken Glass. How it happened, is that in 1938, the Nazi's wanted to blame every little thing on the Jews. So they caused a whole lot of havoc, throwing their weight around, and then went on a rampage, destroying Temples, stores that Jews owned and a whole lot of other stuff. Causing devastation, destruction and lots of deaths. Ever since WW1 people had blamed the Jews for the loss of the war, and for the bad economy. Basically they wanted a scapegoat, and the Jews were an easy target.
Goebbels, a sidekick of Hitler, blamed the Jews for the death of a German patriot at the Embassy in Paris, and he incited the Germans to go up against the Jews, killing, destroying, and eventually sending more than 30, 000 Jews at that time to Concentration Camps.

JAN PALMOWSKI. "Kristallnacht." A Dictionary of Contemporary World History. 2004. Retrieved November 08, 2011 from

This picture is of Jews being escorted and taken from their homes and to concentration camp, and this was the beginning of 8 years of Hell for Germany and surrounding countries.

National Young Readers Day
I am not a huge fan of Young Adult, or childrens books, but I certainly encourage anyone and everyone to read what they want. My daughter tho really enjoys reading YA, so of course I am going to interview HER!
A bit of an introduction:
Her name is Hannah C and she is a blogger herself. She is 19 years old, and at a college in New London, NH. (By coincidence, and we didnt know this til later, she is at the same college that my late husbands great great grandmother taught at in the early 1900's.) I am extremely proud of her, even if she does have trouble in math (yep, she got it from me! lol)

1) What is your favorite YA book?
Hannah: "hmmmmm good question, Holes (at this point I asked her if she buried her books in holes, and she laughed and said the BOOK was called Holes, lol....DUH MOM!!) The Westing Game, The Invention of Hugo Cabert, and Life As We Knew It; we'll say, lol, though I know that's not all of them"
2) Who is your favorite author? "oh my god, don't have one mother! You know me!! I read waaaaaaaay too much" Again, just like me, I have a few favorites, but hard to choose just one or two.
3) When younger, what was your favorite book? "Ohhhhhhhhh Lord, I was obsessed with Laura Ingalls, Not sure how young you're asking about, But I read those from early elementary right through until middle school. Ate them up, just adored the whole storyline. Read all her daughter's books, her mom's, grandma's too."
4) What are you reading now? "Remembering You by Tricia Goyer" She was telling me about this book the other day, its about a girl who goes with her grandfather to Germany, and retraces his steps during WW2, she knows I am a sucker for books like this. AND she said she might send it to me for Family Day, its a type of Christmas/Birthday everything all wrapped in one celebration my family does.
5) What will you read next? "Ummmm I've got a bunch of review books, However more specifically I'll probably read Precisely Terminated by Amanda Davis. It was written by a teen!, it's the first in her trilogy"

Okay People, now you know what my daughter reads, what do I read?
Lots of nonfiction and bios, and what I call life journey books. Similar to Remembering You, and I just read one called Walking the Trail. It was about a guy who walked the Trail of Tears in 1989, But he walked it backwards, from Oklahoma to Alabama. He had said he was bringing them home. The book was good, I liked his reflections on things, but he tended to focus on his lack of sex a bit too much for my tastes.

I forgot about what happens today, and births and deaths, OOPS, lol
What happened today:
I noticed as I was reading through all of this, that this ends up being an important day for Jews......seems they are hated through out the centuries.
0694 - Spanish King Egica accuses Jews of aiding Moslems/sentenced to slavery
1526 - Jews are expelled from Pressburg Hungary by Maria of Hapsburg
1541 - Queen Catharine Howard confined in London Tower
1569 - Catholic uprising under Northumberland & Westmoreland
1681 - Hungarian parliament promises protestants freedom of religion
1720 - Rabbi Yehuda Hasid synagogue set afire
1729 - Spain, France & England signs Treaty of Seville
1794 - Russian troops occupy Warsaw
1821 - 1st US pharmacy college holds 1st classes, Phila
1848 - Post office at Clay & Pike opens
1861 - Battle of Piketon, Ky
1862 - US Grant issues orders to bar Jews from serving under him
1872 - Fire destroys nearly 1,000 buildings in Boston
1888 - Jack Ripper's 5th & last known victim, Mary Jane Kelly, found
1904 - 1st airplane flight to last more than 5 minutes
1905 - Swedish mine workers win 5 month strike for minimum wages
1906 - T Roosevelt is 1st pres to visit other countries (P Rico & Panama)
1918 - Bavaria proclaims itself a republic
1918 - Kaiser Wilhelm II abdicates after German defeat in WW I
1918 - Republic Germany proclaimed
1921 - Partito Nazionalista Fascista, forms in Italy by Mussolini
1923 - Beer Hall Putsch-Nazis fail to overthrow govt, 16 die/Hitler flees
1925 - German NSDAP form SS
1930 - 1st nonstop airplane flight from NY to Panama
1939 - Venlo-incident: German Abwehr kills 2 English agents
1940 - Germany invades Norway & Denmark in WW II
1941 - Hitler threatens bishop Clemens earl von Galen of Mnster
1942 - German occupiers put Erik Scavenius as Danish premier
1942 - Transport nr 44 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1944 - Red Cross wins Nobel peace prize
1944 - Walcheren of nazi troops purged
1953 - Cambodia (now Kampuchea) gains independence within French Union
1989 - East Berlin opens its borders

1414 - Albrecht III Achilles, elector of Brandenburg
1802 - Elijah P Lovejoy, American newspaper publisher/abolitionist
1820 - Matthias de Vries, Dutch linguist (spelling)
1850 - Lewis Lewin, Germany, toxicologist/father of psychopharmacologist
1871 - Florence Sabin, scientist/1st woman to graduate from Johns Hopkins
1886 - Ed Wynn, [Isaiah Edwin Leopold], Phila Pa, comedian (Ed Wynn Show)
1891 - Clifton Webb, [Webb Parmelee Hollenbeck], Indianapolis, actor (Laura)
1898 - Owen Barfield, philosopher of language
1903 - Gregory Pincus, inventor (birth control pill)
1913 - Hedy Lamarr, Vienna Austria, actress
1915 - Sargent Shriver, MD, Dem VP candidate (1972)/directed Peace Corp (father of Maria Shriver)
1918 - Spiro Theodore Agnew, (R) 39th VP (1968-75), crook
1923 - Dorothy Dandridge, Cleveland OH, actress/singer/dancer (Porgy & Bess)
1931 - Whitey Herzog, baseball manager (St Louis Cardinals)
1932 - Carl Perkins, singer (Blue Suede Shoes)
1936 - Mary Travers, Louisville Ky, folk singer (Peter Paul & Mary)
1941 - Tom Fogerty, Berkeley Cal, rocker (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
1951 - Lou Ferrigno, Bkln NY, body builder/actor (Incredible Hulk)
1969 - Pepa, rocker (Salt 'n' Pepa-Shake Ya Thang)
1996 - Cheyenne Pyle, Calif, youngest heart transplant patient (90 mins old)

1874 - Israel Bak, created 1st Hebrew printing press
1932 - Nadya Aliluieva, wife of Joseph Stalin, dies at 30
1939 - Dirk Klop, Dutch intelligence lt, shot by German Abwehr
1952 - Chaim Weizmann, bio-chemist/1st president Israel, dies at 77
1967 - Charles Bickford, actor (Johnny Belinda, Virginian), dies at 78
2011-Bil Keane, Family Circus Cartoonist

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