Here are a few tasty morsels that I’ve relished in my reading:
The world came apart into three segments —
the “First World: of free market trading nations,
the “Second World,” or Communist bloc,
and the economically underdeveloped
but politically emerging “Third World.
~ from Coming Apart, Coming Together by Edward Kantowicz
[Do you know how many years I have wondered
about Third World countries? If they are Third,
who is First and Second? Never had it make sense
until this week. This is a ta-da! aha! wow! moment.]
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The name Cerignola meant land of cereals,
and it was thus the origin of the word “Cheerios.”
It grew hard wheat, the best in Italy and possibly
the best in the world for making pasta.
The Romans stored the wheat in the ground,
silos in reverse.
~ from The Wild Blue by Stephen E. Ambrose
[Think c as in ciao! I had to Google Earth Cerignola.
It is just south of the the spur on the back of the boot.
I zoomed in, trying to find the Roman holes in the
ground, but, alas, they are too small. ]
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A little thing is a little thing,
but faithfulness in little things is a very great thing.
from A Chance to Die, The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael,
by Elisabeth Elliot
[How encouraging is that? I’ll write a full review when I finish.]
We’ve awoken to snow for the last ten (?) days.
These are “four season days”.
If you don’t like the weather, just wait an hour or two.
It will change.