Book Musings: Flying Solo – How Ruth Elder Soared into America’s Heart

Flying Solo – How Ruth Elder Soared into America’s Heart

from the flap: “The story of a remarkable woman who chased her dreams with grit and determination, and whose appetite for adventure helped pay the way for generations of female flyers.”

We enjoyed learning about Ruth Elder who attempted to fly across the Atlantic Ocean before Amelia Earhart made her crossing. Ruth didn’t make it, yet she went on to accomplish much in aviation history.

Emailing Authors of Books


October 30 2013:

Sometime last week Lillian asked me if she could email the authors of books she’s reading. I told her “Sure”. Well, she did just that and heard back from two of them. I didn’t know until I saw the reply emails … (I monitor her incoming email).

I emailed each of them back to thank them for replying and now she has an autographed copy of one of the books on the way to her. I’ll share who it is and which book when we get it .. and, you bet, with an awesome picture too! These two beautiful souls, aka: Thomas & Lillian, continually surprise me!! xoxo


Book Review: Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious

April 29 2017:

Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious

Wonderfully fun book about an amazing woman I’d never heard about. Alice Waters owns Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California. She also travels thousands of miles to help grow Edible Schoolyards – a concept she began in her own city.

Edible Schoolyards began in 1995 and there are gardens all over America and in twenty-nine other countries … And still growing.

Alice Waters also led the change in restaurants and how chefs operate. Instead of looking for the best recipes, they now seek the best ingredients; locally grown and flavorful.

Loved, loved, loved learning about Alice Waters and passions!

Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious Book 2016