Throwback Post: Labor Day Weekend – 2009

**THROWBACK POST**

September 7 2009:

Stayed in Reno & took it easy this Labor Day Weekend.

Took Thomas & Lillian to the library on Saturday. They love the library!

Posing with her early Bday Present from my Mom & Frank!

Date Day with Lillian – Out to eat at one of her favorite places – The Olive Garden! (July 2021 Update – Ummmm …. Not anymore!! Once we began eating at locally owned places, we’ve become french fry experts, for local spots!)

The One Sock Club With Library Books

January 10 2021

Anyone else’s child a member of the one sock club? All. The. Time.

January 30 2021

First trip to the library pick up window since they reopened (for holds only). It was about a 40 minute wait = too many photos. 🤣😂 Lots of books. 📚💚📚

Book Musings: Crossing Niagara

August 18 2018:

Crossing Niagara – The Death-Defying Tightrope Adventures of the Great Blondin

Exciting story of Jean Francois Gravelet, the one known as the Great Blondin. Mostly about his claim to fame of crossing Niagara Falls on a tightrope.

He not only crossed on a tightrope, he crossed on a tightrope blindfolded, reading the paper, with a wheelbarrow, on stilts, with his feet and hands chained, with his feet in buckets, and with a man on his back. Great person to learn about.

Library Day Brings Knowledge of Many Subjects

**THROWBACK POST**

December 30 2015:

Was taking Thomas’ library books out of the bag for him. Among the Andrew Lost, Boxcar Kids, guinea pig books, and tons of books with world records and interesting facts; there are these books. You go Thomas, you go! Seriously, I am so curious to see what he will do with all this knowledge as he progresses on his journey! xoxo

Library Trip 12.30.15 #1 Library Trip 12.30.15 #2

Book Musings: Philip Reid Saves the Statue of Freedom

February 3 2018:

Philip Reid Saves the Statue of Freedom

In the year 1859 the Statue of Freedom’s plaster model faced being broken unless a construction puzzle was solved. Philip Reid, a skilled and enslaved African American stepped forward and solved the puzzle.

In 1863, the Statue of Freedom was lifted to the top of the Capitol. Very interesting book! Had never heard this before and it was wonderful to learn about this amazing man!

Philip Reid Saves the Statue of Freedom 2016

Book Musings: Mountain Chef

January 6 2017:

Mountain Chef

Beautiful and colorfully illustrated book about Tie Sing. A Chinese American who lived during a time of terrible discrimination against ethnic Chinese in the United States. In 1882 Congress passed the Chinese Exclusion Act, which prohibited Chinese people from entering the country. The act also declared that Chinese-born people already in the United States would never be allowed to become citizens.

Tie Sing hiked the mountains with mapmakers, whipping up gourmet meals for them. His reputation grew and became known as the best trail cook in California. Sing cooked for the thirty men that Stephen Mather took on a days long hike to convince them that national parks needed to be protected. This was the beginning of the National Park Service.

Great book! We loved learning about this time in history and about Tie Sing.

“Long may you build the paths through the mountains.” ~Tie Sing, July 1915

Mountain Chef Book 2016