Thursday, November 11, 2010

reading out of order

I finished reading the first Lady Julia book from Deanna Raybourn last night. Reading these novels out of order didn't bother me in the least.  I think I've found a new series and a new author to add to my ever growing favorites list.

"Silent in the Grave" was a wonderful read full of all the twists and turns a good mystery should contain. Add into that wonderfully vibrant characters, great dialogue and just about perfect plot pacing and you have a winner of a book.

It is Veteran's Day today. The kids are off from school and I have my  normal Thursday things to do. The middle kid has her first club soccer practice of the season. The youngest needs his allergy shot. The oldest has homework to finish.  Ho hum, ho hum.

I was thinking about Veteran's Day and wondering how many American families have Veterans or relatives currently serving. I wonder if that number has dropped as a percentage of our population or risen. I would think it has dropped as the draft is no longer an issue, but perhaps I am wrong. I'm sure I can find the answer with a bit of digging around online.

My family has a lot of veterans in the many generations that are still with us. And in my generation, I have cousins who have served and a brother still serving.  I wonder if that is going to become an uncommon American experience.

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