Ivy was not at all happy about the fireworks that sounded pretty loud last night. Before I went to bed I looked all over the apartment for her.
I looked in what I thought was every little nook and cranny she might find refuge in. But I couldn’t find her anywhere.
I searched every room over and over again trying to entice her to come out.
Ivy Was Wary Of The Fireworks Noise:
Finally, she came out. The only place I could think that she might have been hiding was in some little spot she’d found in the closet.
When she did come out, she was quite wary. At every sound of the fireworks, she’d go completely still and look sideways as if trying to figure out from what direction the danger was coming.
We were both glad when it was over. I had both sound machines on as I always do, but it couldn’t drown out the fireworks show that must have been nearby.
Ivy has taken to sleeping on a couple of folded quilts on the cupboard on the right side of my bed. During the day she sleeps a lot on the couch. And sometimes she takes the spot where Charlie slept in the chair next to me.
What I’m Reading:
I began reading “Missing Isaac” last night on my iPad. It is the debut novel for Valerie Fraser Luesse. If this book is any indication, then she has a wonderful writing career ahead of her.
Once I began reading it I was immediately drawn into the story that she weaves together about the mid-1960s.
There was another South in the 1960s that not everyone experienced. One far removed from the marches and bombings in the streets that were broadcast on the evening news.
It was a place of inner turmoil. Ordinary people were struggling on a social landscape that was dramatically shifting beneath their feet.
This is the world of Valerie Fraser Luesse’s stunning debut, Missing Isaac.
It is 1965 when black field hand Isaac Reynolds goes missing from the tiny town of Glory, Alabama. The townspeople’s reactions range from concern to indifference. But one boy will stop at nothing to find out what happened to his unlikely friend.
White, wealthy, and fatherless, young Pete McLean has nothing to gain and everything to lose in his relentless search for Isaac. In the process, he will discover much more than he bargained for.
Before it’s all over, Pete and the people he loves most will have to blur the hard lines of race, class, and religion. And what they discover about themselves may change some of them forever.
What I’m Watching:
I’m watching “The Missing” on Amazon Prime Video.
Tony and Emily Hughes’ vacation turns into a nightmare. Oliver’s father has his back turned for just a few minutes to get Oliver something to drink at a concession stand.
But during that time 5-year-old Oliver disappears from a large celebrating crowd in Northern France.
The TV show is about the search for Oliver and the years after he went missing.