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Psalm 78
. . . we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. .
so the next generation would know them . . . and they in turn would tell their children.
Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Lines of Literature: All-Of-A-Kind Family

Sydney is reading All-of-a-Kind Family (Hope read it last week) and as I've mentioned before, they love to listen to the audiobook of More All-of-a-Kind Family. The girls have been relating to us at mealtimes happenings form the book, so I thought I would share a few lines.

"Well," suggested Ella, "why don't we go to Fanny's house for a change?" Fanny was Henny's special chum outside of the family.
"No, we can't. We're mad at each other."....
"You'll have to make up with her when Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) comes. You know everyone must forgive each other on that day," Ella reminded her.
"Oh, it's a long ways off to Yom Kippur." Henny shrugged her shoulders. "What I want to know is, what're we going to do today?"
And, later, in a chapter on the Sabbath:
"I hope Moma is not getting any live fish this week," Charlotte said. "I like to see them swimming around in the bathtub but I don't like it when Papa cleans them afterward."
But Mama was not getting any live fish this time, only pieces of several different kinds of fish, whitefish, yellow pike and winter carp--that meant gefullte fish (stuffed fish) for the Sabbath, yum, yum!
Sydney shared the above lines with me because it reminded her of A Carp in the Bathtub, a book we read together last year during spring break. The first time you encounter something new, it is interesting. When you come across it again in a different context, it can be exciting to realize, "I know what that is!" 

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