Friday, April 13, 2018

A To She Who Waits Weekly Link Round-Up

This will be a short intro to the links this week because I'm still trying to read and clean to a schedule. Have I ever mentioned that I loathe housework? If you have a husband or children, it can be five whole minutes before you have to do it all over again.

Mourning dove waiting for goodies at the Patio Café.
A few months ago, I was bent completely out of shape by businesses who wanted hundreds of dollars from me in order to allow me to run my blog the way I wanted. I bit the bullet for one thing, but I turned mule-stubborn at the second.

Google wanted all blogs to switch from "http" to "https"-- an added layer of security, which I understand. What I didn't understand was why bloggers using Google's free services got their security certificates for free while folks like me, who have a custom domain name through Google, did not. I tried various options to no avail, and then just threw up my hands and moved on. (After all, I don't sell anything on my blog.) So... I was happy to see when I logged on the other night to finish a post that Google was now--months later-- giving folks in my situation a free security certificate. I will try to be gracious about this, but... it certainly took 'em long enough!

And now it's off to the corral. Head 'em up! Mooooooooooove 'em out!

►Books & Other Interesting Tidbits◄

►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄
  • The sunken World War II ship USS Juneau, famed for the five Sullivan brothers, has been found in the South Pacific.
  • A lost city in South Africa has been revealed using laser technology. 
  • Two "lost" manuscripts of Charlotte BrontĂ« are going to be published.
  • Subway construction has unearthed a treasure trove of fossils from Los Angeles' prehistoric past.
  • An Underground Railroad safe house has been discovered in Philadelphia.
  • Ancient Egypt: the remains of a mummy have been discovered inside an "empty" 2,500-year-old coffin after 157 years.

►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄
  • Helena, the dog that was returned to the shelter for being "too nice," has found a new home.
  • Ten dogs who love to read.
  • Myanmar elephants are now being poached for their skin. 
  • Forty-seven mesmerizing photos of animals in the wild.

►Fascinating Folk◄
  • The tragedy of Ella Watson, better known as Cattle Kate.
  • Meet Margaret Knight, the inventor behind mass-market paper bags.
  • Louis Ainsworth did something I wish I'd had the money to do: he bought the house next-door and converted it to a library. 
  • Millie Veasey, part of a trailblazing unit in World War II, has died at the age of 100.

►The Happy Wanderer◄

►I ♥ Lists & Quizzes◄

That's all for this week! Don't forget to stop by next Friday when I'll be sharing a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure.

Have a great weekend, and read something fabulous!


  1. It did take 'em too long, Cathy! How annoying! Still, it worked out, and that's good. And that's a lovely 'photo, by the way. At any rate, I'm off to visit that safe house...

  2. Good luck with your housecleaning. I won't wish you luck with the reading. I know that's a 'chore' but someone has to do it. LOL

    1. If only the bloody housework wasn't interfering! LOL


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