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Hear the Children Crying

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Hear the Children Crying
The Child Abuse Epidemic
Evans
1978

If you don’t know who Dale Evans Rogers is, then you are probably pretty young. During the 50s, Dale and her husband Roy Rogers (the singing cowboy) had a television show and were actors/singers in primarily western/cowboy themed dramas.

This is one of Dale’s projects in advocating for children who have been abused. The book itself is heavy on the anecdotes and low on data. Not a bad choice for a public library back in the 1970s, but outdated for the times. Time to let this one ride off into the sunset.

Mary

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Christian Advice for the Overworked

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Work With Less Energy
Grant
~1955

Are you overworked? Can’t meet those deadlines? Forget your calendar and to-do list! God wants you to take a moment and look around. Rev. Grant came to an epiphany one day after watching people work:

“Today I watched a negro working. You know how they do. They work so relaxed, so gracefully.”

Evidently a few metaphors, Bible verses, and standing around watching people work is the key.

Mary

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Total Honesty is the Secret!

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How to make your Marriage Exciting
Hunter and Hunter
1972

Doesn’t everyone want an exciting marriage?

The author asserts that TOTAL honesty is the key for an exiting and successful marriage. As I celebrate 35 years of marriage this month, I am here to tell you denial and lying is a much better strategy.

“Honey, that pocket protector does look cool!”

“I really do think this is the year for the Detroit Lions”

“Ice cream is healthy. It’s made with milk.”

#problemsolved

Mary

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