June 2019

Dear Members and Friends of the Church of the Holy Communion,

Early in May I attended “Books in Bloom”, a special event at Gustavus Adolphus College Library coinciding with May Day and Honors Day. Artists arranged magnificent floral displays that represented favorite books chosen by people in the community or by the artists themselves. My husband and I spent a leisurely afternoon admiring the unique arrangements, the gorgeous colors, and the descriptions of the books contents. Notes from the artists about choices they made were included alongside the arrangements. You could relax, take your time, and admire all aspects of the art and literature there before you.

I would like to share some of the names of books honored at “Books in Bloom” for your enjoyable summer time reading. Take your time and enjoy each one.

Thank You for Being Late by Thomas Friedman

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

Across the Universe: Galaxies by Kate Riggs Sonsteby

The Adventures of Lily Huckleberry in Scandinavia by Audrey Smit & Jackie Knapp

We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of the American Women Trapped on Bataan by Elizabeth Norman

Pinkalicious by Victoria Kann

The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure

Oh, the Places You’ll Go by Dr Seuss

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf

While Glaciers Slept: Being Human in a Time of Climate Change by M Jackson

Cars and Trucks and Things That Go by Richard Scarry

Yokohama, California by Toshio Mori

The Girl in Building C: The True Story of a Teenage Tuberculosis Patient by Marilyn Barnes Roberts

Playing the Odds: Las Vegas and the Modern West by Hal Rothman

Women in Sunlight by Frances Mayes

Anna’s Home by Rosalind Spitzer

On our walk home, we weren’t in a hurry and could enjoy the budding trees and bright green grass. It was easy to appreciate nature on such a warm sunny day.

With love and care, Judy Gardner, Parish Nurse June, 2019