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Musings, Memories and Miscellany from our MoM’s

Today our Featured Member of the Month is: Cathy W. (Firefly). Cathy was named Member of the Month in May, 2010.

I have been a member of PBS since January of 2006. I don’t remember how I found out about PBS. That is one of life’s great mysteries, I guess. PBS has introduced me to so many new authors and new people. And after a recent major financial life change, PBS means that I can still get books to read that my library does not have!

I read all the time as a child. I don’t remember ever not having a book or more around. My parents read to me before I could read myself. They also kept reading to me after I started to read – books that were above my reading level, but that I would still enjoy. I have fond memories of my dad reading “Paddington Bear“.

My current top book is “An Instance of the Fingerpost” by Iain Pears. I don’t have much knowledge of the church or state of England in the 1600s, but that did not detract from my enjoyment of this book. I enjoy a good mystery. Pears did a wonderful job of portraying each ‘author’ in a different voice, and gave you a glimpse of who they were. Each version of the tale built upon the last and brought to light how easy it is to think you know something, when really, you missed the boat, so to speak. It is one of a very few books that I intend to re-read!

Right now, I am reading “The Little Prince” by Antoine De Saint-Exupery. I originally read this in high school, in French. I am enjoying it again, this time in English. I do wonder though…does this count as rereading it? 🙂

If you have any nominations for Member of the Month, submit them to us here.  Your nomination will not “expire”–anyone you nominate will have a chance at getting Member of the Month if enough nominations accumulate over time. Each month the person who has the most votes accumulated when the Newsletter goes to press gets to be Member of the Month and gets a newsletter mention and a nifty MoM icon to wear on profile and forum posts with pride.  So go for it! Tell us who’s helped you in the Forums, who’s been a great swapper, who in your opinion is a credit to PBS.  We are keeping a list of all the nominated members.  Who knows–one of them might be YOU!

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One Response to “Musings, Memories and Miscellany from our MoM’s”

  1. Twyla S. says:

    I am going green once again and thought it would be a great addtion for the going green contest. We are recycling tires to use as raised beds in our garden. My husband is a double amputee and cannot tend to a traditional garden. As a result, we needed a raised bed system so that he can tend it. We are getting old, used, no good, tires from a tire shop and reusing them to make the raised beds. We put three or four on top of each other, fill them wth a trash bag, fill that with dirt or potting soil, and plant the seed or plant. Instant garden mound. We use the bigger tractor tires for strawberries or onions, plants that spread. We help the tire guy out because he has to pay $ 4.00 + to get rid of them. The people that take them, bury them, so we help out the environment because they will not break down. We help out ourselves because not only are the “mounds” reusable next year but my husband feels a big sense of pride in having a garden that is his and has another quality of life, which is limited for him. 🙂

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