Friday, May 01, 2009

Happy Birthday, Fauquier County!

It's a big weekend for Fauquier County. We had today's parade (narrated by Willard Scott)and activities in honor of the 250th anniversary, and tomorrow is Gold Cup!

Speaking of Fauquier County really should read Annie Between the States. It's a terrific YA Civil War novel set in and around Fauquier County (mostly Upperville and Warrenton).

I recently read Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream. No one has it checked out right now, and I want to change that! It's a beautiful and heartbreaking (but uplifting and inspiring) story of 13 women who trained with the NASA program in its infancy, but were denied the opportunity to go into space. The majority of the book is centered around Jerrie Cobb (the lady in the upper right hand corner of the book), who is probably one of the most fascinating women I've learned about in recent years. It's not a perfect book, of course, but pretty amazing.

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