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Carl and Joan Fletcher of Bois D’ Arc visited with Billy Fletcher, Monday afternoon. Billy’s aunt Jean Daugherty visited with him Saturday. Edgar Stewart took Billy to a doctor’s appointment Monday.
Norma Stillings went to the Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center a couple of times, last week and Rocky Ridge once. She visited and played the piano at both places. She attended the Ladies’ Bible Study at church, all the church services, and helped put up VBS flyers, Friday. Laundry, cleaning and cooking had to be done, work had to be done at the computer and a Sunday School lesson was written. Some practice at the piano was necessary and in her spare time she read The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.
The Book Thief is very well written and although it is fiction it probably reflects real happenings in the lives of the people of small villages in Germany before and during World War II. The story is about a young girl who becomes a book thief when she finds one in the dirt beside the newly filled grave of her brother and again when she snatches an unburned book that survived a Nazi book burning. It is also about German citizens who did what they had to in order to keep their children fed and others who resisted joining the Nazi Party. It is about a Jewish street fighter and an accordion player that kept his promise. And finally it is about death. I recommend this book, but not for light reading.