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THANK goodness for all the things that never grow old: the sound of the ocean and the sweetness of laughter, the purity of a smile; kindness, goodness and hope, the peace of a silent sunset, the thrill of an owl’s call echoing through the woods, the wonder of discovering something mean- ingful. May you have a year full of all that never grows old.  — Mrs.Chips 

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195 books con’t.  We have 2 “Must Read” books this month. The first is, “The Genius of China,” and the second, Michener’s  “Poland”. You’ll find a fuller description of them under Category I: Must Reads.  Under Category II: Good Reads you’ll also find a lovely book from Japan called “The Art of Suiseki”.  All 3 books can be found here

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          “Hope is a thing with feathers; that perches in the soul./And sings a tune with- out the words; and never stops at all. -Emily Dickinson

2> What is age?

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3>  My grandmother’s stories

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 5> The Song of a Farmer

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6> The City Zoo

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7> The Cultured Kitchen (#2)

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 ©InterestEng. July 2013  §  The stories in the magazine portion of the site are written by English language learners. Stories are corrected by a native English speaker.  § Photos are staff or used with permission.  §  To contact us:  go.gently.on@gmail.com