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Re: Thanks-research books
We have that book, Mary Queen of Scotts but I haven't had time to read it.
Sounds like we have the same kind of reading list (L. M. Montgomery, Tolkien).
Yes, I pick them up at yard sales and at the library. They discard so many good
books. Today, I purchased Tartans Of The Clans And Families Of Scotland by
Thomas Innes of Learney published 1938. I love old books but I just don't have
time to read (except for homeschooling books, and the stuff I have to read to
the boys) what with 4 children and homeschooling.
One day I will get to it. As it is, I can assign the reading to our teenage son.
By the by, we used to live in Aloha, OR 13 years ago.
Spirit One Email wrote:
> Dear Cousins,
> Thank you for your suggestions on the Kiev, and Norman books. Also
> Ian's "Saint Clairs of the Isles" sounds like a good resource book to keep
> in mind. Even though the web seems like a good source of information, I
> don't think it is the best. The most we can get from it is the information
> to go to more indepth reading. This touches on my annoyance with the "Quick
> Fix" of history illustrated with the abbreviated version of Thanksgiving
> which left out the real death-struggle they had for 2 1/2 years before the
> really abundant Thanksgiving.
> Maybe some of you have noticed that books mentioned a lot in these
> messages. My reading really began just 5 years ago when on jury
> uty. --before that when raising our kids, I got cranky when people
> interrupted my reading so reading was ignored except to read to the
> kids--The Hobbit series, Narnia, 10 books by L. M. Montgomery, etc. ---
> There was little action as we waited to be called for jury duty. I
> understand that many states just call in a small number of people from the
> pool each day but not here. It is a room full of about 150 people waiting
> around every day for a week.
> During the years I had picked up at garage sales a few books like, Sixth
> wife of Henry the VIII and Mary Queen of Scotts. That was the spark that
> got me going. I was amazed at all the resource information available after
> all these centuries. There was information down to the wedding presents
> that Queen Mary gave her ladies in waiting. And I couldn't get out of my
> mind the image of her racing on her horse across the land with her hair
> flying loose . Anyway you can't get that on the internet. By the time you
> bring up a bit of information there, you could have read 3 pages of really
> amazing stuff.
> Laurel-Portland OR
> St. Clairs to WI
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