On 2 July 1942, most of the children of Lidice, a small village in what was then Czechoslovakia, were handed over to the Łódź Gestapo office. Those 82 children were then transported to the extermination camp at Chełmno 70 kilometers away. There they were gassed to death. This remarkable sculpture by by Marie Uchytilová commemorates them.
It was October again when Anne was ready to go back to school—a glorious October, all red and gold, with mellow mornings when the valleys were filled with delicate mists as if the spirit of autumn had poured them in for the sun to drain—amethyst, pearl, silver, rose, and smoke-blue. The dews were so heavy that the fields glistened like cloth of silver and there were such heaps of rustling leaves in the hollows of many-stemmed woods to run crisply through. -Lucy Maude Montgomery, Anne of…
Any day may have been a bad day – but it is not a bad life. And as we all tell our children: Look both ways. Always look both ways. There is something beautiful and worth being deeply grateful for in even the darkest of life’s moments. Whether and how well you teach this lesson to your child may, in fact, be the difference between whether she grows into a resilient, determined adult or a depressed, embittered “victim.” WWW.ASPERKIDS.COM
23 Books About History's Geniuses
23 fascinating books about history's geniuses, including Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly and other great books for women.