Advent Calendar 2017: Day 7


Good morning! It was on this date in 1941 that Pearl Harbor was attacked and on the 8th, FDR gave a famous speech. You can just imagine how jarring this event would have been right before Christmas. At the same time you have to admire the resilience of that generation and honor their sacrifices. 

At the same time it's good to escape a little with some beautiful music and a much-loved children's books. I can remember the first time I heard The Polar Express read aloud at the library and, boy, was I hooked from that moment on! Allsburg has a wonderful way of transporting his readers. I hope you get the chance to share this gem with children, nieces, nephews, or grandchildren sometime!







Have a wonderful day, everyone!




0 comments:

 

Follow by Email

Total Pageviews

Jenn's books

Mansfield Park
An Assembly Such as This
Eight Cousins
The Scarlet Pimpernel
Little House in the Big Woods
A Little Princess
The Captive
On the Night of the Seventh Moon
The India Fan
Mistress of Mellyn
The Hiding Place
Anne of Green Gables
The Apothecary's Daughter
Redeeming Love
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
The Diary of a Young Girl
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
I Know What You're Thinking: Using the Four Codes of Reading People to Improve Your Life
A Room with a View
Northanger Abbey, Lady Susan, The Watsons, Sanditon


Jenn's favorite books »

Category

5 Things (356) Christmas (154) Advent calendar (125) Recipe (124) music (124) Fun Things (80) ballet (78) dance (60) films (52) books (51) podcast (41) Thanksgiving (34) 30 Christmas Films (30) 30 days of thankfulness (30) book review (25) musings (25) chocolate (21) crafts (19) TV shows (18) tried it Tuesday (17) Netflix (14) What I Learned (14) Guest Blogger (12) DIY (11) Jane Austen (11) recipes (11) question of the week (10) good news (9) photography (8) art (6) beauty (6) music monday (6) product reviews (6) DWTS (5) YouTube (5) poetry (5) writing (5) Blogging Ballet (4) Chanukah (4) Easter (4) Fathers Day (4) Influenster (4) Instagram (4) Movie Monday (4) Photo-Hunt (4) Rob Reiner (4) The Torn Veil (4) bollywood (4) Balloon Fiesta (3) Creative Writing Wednesday (3) Halloween (3) Jimmy Fallon (3) The Masked Singer (3) giveaways (3) just ask jenn (3) lists (3) opinion (3) tea (3) Frosty Vox Box (2) NaNoWriMo (2) National Novel Writing Month (2) New Year (2) SNL (2) SYTYCD (2) Soundcloud (2) Valentine's Day (2) book lover (2) creativity (2) shopping (2) thoughts (2) 30 Rock (1) 5 Recipes (1) Agatha Christie (1) Alec Baldwin (1) Andrea Bocelli (1) Ballet in Cinema (1) Becky Melby (1) Charlotte Bronte (1) Crossword Puzzle (1) Edith Wharton (1) For King & Country (1) Fred Astaire (1) Gospel for Asia (1) Hanukkah (1) Idina Menzel (1) InfluensterApp (1) Jenifer Ringer (1) Korean Dramas (1) Leap Day (1) Lie to Me (1) Louisa May Alcott (1) March Madness (1) Marie Taglioni (1) Maya Plisetskaya (1) Mother's Day (1) My Big Fat Revenge (1) NFL (1) Nat King Cole (1) Olympics (1) Once Upon a Time (1) Pilates (1) Queen Latifah (1) Quizzes (1) Recap the Week (1) Scotland (1) Serial (1) Shark Tank (1) Stranger Things (1) Super Bowl (1) Suzanne Farrell (1) The Muppets (1) The Nutcracker (1) The Piano Guys (1) The Princess Bride (1) The Tonight Show (1) This American Life (1) Vox Box (1) World AIDS Day (1) baseball (1) blogs (1) choreography (1) chronic illness (1) dance major (1) dating (1) devotional (1) domestic violence (1) etsy store (1) examiner.com (1) games (1) musicals (1) quotes (1) top 10 (1)

Contact Form

Name

Email *

Message *