Wife, Mummy, Nurse: Library Books #ThankfulNovember2015

10 November 2015

Library Books #ThankfulNovember2015

Day 10: Recently, one of my friends was talking about the trail of tears, and I knew almost nothing about it. I asked Drew for more information about it. And he gave me the Wikipedia (which was more than I knew). Later that week, I went to the library and borrowed The Trail of Tears by Dan Elish. It's only a book for late elementary/junior high students, but I figured I had to start somewhere.

I was in tears when I read the foreward (and it's only one page):
One of the most tragic episodes in this sad history is known as the Trail of Tears. In 1838, sixteen thousand Cherokees were evicted from their homeland in Georgia and forced to relocated to Oklahoma one thousand miles away. Travelling in winter without proper food, clothing, or shelter, four thousand people died en route and had to be buried in shallow, unmarked graves. (p. 9)
That's 1 out of every four (25%) people. After I read that (to mayself), Charis asked me, "Mama, what's wrong?" I told her, "Mama read something very sad."

What are you thankful for today? What books have you recently read?

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