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Wednesday, July 17, 2013
(Well, actually this was taken last year when we were in Logan for my Dad's burial)
Today is our 39th wedding anniversary. We've been together twice as long as we weren't together, does that make sense? So many things in those 39 years, and we now find ourselves in the "golden years" - those words actually make sense now. Other than losing parents they really are pretty golden, much easier than earlier ones. As life would have it, we're spending the day apart - Dave has a bank meeting out of town and I have such a backlog of quilts with upcoming deadlines that I felt pressured to stay home and keep working. It's okay, we'll do something this weekend, part of being together long enough you get over fussing about the little things.
We are so grateful for 4 wonderful children who continue to make us proud, as well as their spouses and our grandchildren - the legacy we'll leave behind. They are the gold in our lives.
On to year 40! We're already talking about an Alaska Cruise :)
Thursday, July 11, 2013
"The Second Civil War was fought over reproductive rights. The chilling resolution: Life is inviolable from the moment of conception until age thirteen. Between the ages of thirteen and eighteen, however, parents can have their child "unwound," whereby all of the child's organs are transplanted into different donors, so life doesn't technically end. Connor is too difficult for his parents to control. Risa, a ward of the state, is not talented enough to be kept alive. And Lev is a tithe, a child conceived and raised to be unwound. Together, they may have a chance to escape -- and to survive."
Chapter 61 was the part that really got me....the process of a teenager actually going through the process of being unwound. Chilling.
This is a stand alone book. Unusual these days of multiple sequels. Despite everything, I did like it -- had a hard time putting it down.