Hello, my friend! I’m happy you are here. I have something personal to share like my father’s letter after D-Day (today is the anniversary). Also, good television shows, and some bookshelf styling. And of course, we have Annie and Cindy’s Five Faves, too!
What to Watch
Mare of Eastown on HBO
“As her life crumbles around her, a small-town Pennsylvania detective Mare Sheehan (Kate Winslet) investigates a local murder.” It’s pretty gritty. But Kate Winslet is great and we enjoyed it.
Hacks on HBO
“Two women from different generations find common ground through comedy.” It’s clever and Jean Smart should win an Emmy.
We are pulling together my client, Theresa’s house. But to tide her over until new furniture comes, I styled her family room bookshelves. She wanted a muted, serene feel.
I start with the larger items and fill in with books and smaller objects. You may also like Step By Step BOOKSHELF Styling Tips Before and After.
What to Read
The Four Winds by Kristen Hannah. This book is SO good, I was obsessed with finishing it. In fact, I told Cindy H. that I was going to take a little break from listening to audiobooks so that I can focus on everyday life for a while…like having an actual conversation with my husband.
“A powerful American epic about love and heroism and hope, set during the Great Depression, a time when the country was in crisis and at war with itself when millions were out of work and even the land seemed to have turned against them.”
My Father’s Letter After D-Day
Today is the anniversary of the Allied forces landing in Normandy on June 6, 1944. My father was there on Omaha Beach. Every year on June 6, he would announce “It’s D-DAY.” I think he was surprised/relieved he survived.
Dad had graduated from law school when the army made him a lieutenant at age 28. With not much experience, he was put in charge of a platoon of men. Here is the letter that he wrote to my aunt and uncle from France. It’s long and he sounds miserable but read the second to last paragraph and you can see his hope.
My Father’s Letter After D-Day:
My father, James E. Cunningham, Sr. died of cancer on June 6, 1992. D-day. It’s comforting to know our mother is with him now.
Fathers Day Gift Guide
Time to celebrate the Fathers! Mine was a great cook (as is my husband). I know Dad would have liked the Laguiole steak knives! We love ours.
Aesop Bath Soap (Howard and Thomas don’t use cologne but they love the scent of this soap) • Classic Wayfarer Sunglasses with a reduced price from Nordstrom Rack), • Tommy Bahamas casual shirt (Howard wants this) • Fishing or outdoor sport shirt that comes in long or short sleeves and lots of colors with sun protection). Howard has several of these…no ironing needed. • French steak knives (dishwasher safe). • Grilling apron • Flip-flops for boating (slip-resistant) • BBQ pans (the bottom separates marinated meat from the top).
Let’s check out what Cindy and Annie have for us!
That’s my Father’s Letter After D-Day, good television shows, a great book, and Father’s Day gift guide.
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