Living Today, Tomorrow’s History Of The Boston Marathon

Photo Credit: dailybail.com

Photo Credit: dailybail.com

Today we were witnesses of a horrible attack on the innocent bystanders of the Boston Marathon. As I’m typing this they are still working frantically to help the victims, search for clues and hopefully find those responsible. No doubt we will all remember this day. We’ll remember where we were when we found out. If we had loved ones or friends in Boston today, we’ll never forget waiting to hear whether or not they were hurt. It is a sad day.

Eyewitnesses are being interviewed non-stop by every media outlet in Boston. They provide important clues about this tragedy in a way no one else can because they saw things from their vantage point maybe no one else did. It is hard to listen, but we’re riveted. We keep watching, praying and hoping the world isn’t as bad as it seems. But it is.

Tragedies define us as a nation and as individuals. We become a product of the events we’ve experienced and for the rest of our lives we’ll reflect back on what our eyes have seen.

This provides us an important question to ask your elder family members:

Question #16 – What national tragedies have you lived through and what ones, if any have you witnessed yourself? Where were you at the time, and how did it affect your worldview?

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This is post #16 in the challenge to post everyday in April.

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Dressed to Impress

Photo Credit: Gerla Brakkee

I enjoy dressing up whenever the occasion calls for it. But it seems life has become more and more casual to the point where we seldom dress up anymore. Imagine my delight when I was able to dress my book with it’s cover. I wanted it to convey my grandmother’s story in picture form, yet be compelling enough to make the consumer want to pick it up and read. I believe the graphics team at New Book Publishing did a fabulous job. What do you think? Is the storm approaching or leaving? What is the significance of the old shanty? The wheat field?

Below is the full-cover, front and back, as it will appear when printed. Notice the QR code–where do you think it links to? Have fun figuring it out.