Category Archives: personal history

A Picture Book Tells A Holocaust Story: The Tattered Prayer Book


The Tattered Prayer Book came across my desk a few months ago, and I found it poignant and well done; however, I got caught up with some other blogging ideas percolating in my brain and never got around to writing about this powerful picture book. Today, I’d like to correct that. Continue reading


November 22, 1963


In memory of the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination, the women of Midlife Boulevard have dedicated November’s blog hop to our reflections on President John Kennedy. A blog hop is when a group of bloggers write on the same subject. Click on the link at the end of this post to read the other posts by my fellow writers.


For most people, November 22, 1963 is a momentous date in history— for many, it is one that they’ve read about in books and learned about in documentaries. But for those of us who are over 50, we have our own personal history connected with the shattering events of that day. It is a Baby Boomer touchstone…Where were you when you heard that Kennedy had been shot?  Continue reading