Shaun and I took some vacation days this last week --giving us several days off in a row together. We went to the library...for the first time as a family. I have actually walked inside all of 2 times in my 8 years of living in Bellingham. I don't even have a library card. (I was a WWU student when I first arrived here and only used the university library. Then I got a job and didn't really know where it was.)
So, it happened to be the library book sale---so, I found an old LIFE magazine from the 1940's. It's fascinating! There's a big article on what it was like inside a Japanese Internment Camp during WWII. It was so interesting to read the articles with a historical perspective. It was awful how the Japanese were treated---and yet in most every picture in the magazine's article--they had smiling pictures of the "prisoners." It was an educational gem for me to hold onto to show Enoch what life was like 70 years before he was born.
I did find a funny children's book that made me concerned--yet smile. It's called, "Fortunately." It was written in 1964 I think. Take a look at the front and back cover.
The whole book is full of these...happy fortunate things, followed by unfortunate things. It's about a little boy who's invited to a party---and the journey that unfold's to get him there. I love it!!!!