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Recalling Favorite Fictional Reads of the 60s: Charlotte\’s Web, The Boxcar Children — And the Much Less Popular “Maida Series”

April 24th, 2012

Recalling Favorite Fictional Reads of the 60s: Charlotte\’s Web, The Boxcar Children — And the Much Less Popular “Maida Series” By Anne Holmes NABBW’s Baby Boomer Expert I just read that it\’s been 60 years since E. B. White published Charlotte\’s Web. Hard to believe that wonderful classic is that old. But reading about this got me thinking about some of the other books I read back in grade school – or as they call it now, “middle school.” Charlotte, and a mystery series by Gertrude Chandler Warner called “The Boxcar Children”... Read More

What An Amazing Journey We\’ve Had: 50 Years Since John Glenn First Orbited Earth

March 13th, 2012

What An Amazing Journey We\’ve Had: 50 Years Since John Glenn First Orbited Earth By Anne Holmes NABBW’s Baby Boomer Expert “Space.The final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise…” I\’ve always loved the Gene Roddenberry-inspired Star Trek TV shows and movies. They\’re a fun diversion and often pose real-life moral dilemmas that really make you think. But space exploration is more than science fiction. I was amazedto realize this week, that in real life, it has been 50 years since John Glenn became the first American to orbit the... Read More