Thankful in November

“A human being is a creature who walks on two legs and is ungrateful” from Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

I have always thought that it was a particularly apt quote and so I was very excited to pick up from a friend on Facebook two years ago to post something you are thankful for each day for the month of November. I rose to the challenge for the last two years and I’ll endeavor to do it again this year. Look for my thankfulness this month on Facebook, Twitter and Google+

To start us off, as I visited Ushers Ferry tonight, I am thankful after seeing the flooding back in 2008 that so much of the village has survived.

And, if you want to read the book with the quote for yourself, find a paper copy or find it online here:


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Sarah Uthoff - Trundlebed Tales

Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, look at her photos, and find her on Facebook , Twitter , Google+, LinkedIn , SlideShare, and . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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