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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Saturday 8-10 Another Day of Dancing

We had another fabulous day of dancing Advanced. It was the same schedule as yesterday, 2 hours in the morning, 2 hours in the afternoon with a half hour of C1 Star tips, in the evening 2 hours of dancing and a half hour of C1 Star tips. As with yesterday we had four squares of dancers. Each session started with an open tip and half way through the dance another open tip so dancers could rest if needed. During the half way point only two squares danced the open tip. Darryl went through a few things in the morning. One was the T-Bone formation, this formation can be very confusing. The other two things were Reverse Recycle and Cross Your Neighbor. The reverse recycle was hard because the callers usually don't call it. Cross your neighbor is usually not called at the Advanced level. In the afternoon Darryl continued working with the moves he went over in morning. He also worked on the beaus and bells concepts. Darryl did a super job of explaining the moves and helping the squares out. In the evening we had three squares plus five extra people. After the last tip the club served ice cream. We had an outstanding day of dancing. The Lubbock square dancing club did an outstanding job of hosting the weekend of Advance and C1 dancing.

Having a great time dancing with friends

Friends laughing and having fun

Jim having fun with friends

A couple of years ago when I got my Kindle Larry introduced me to historical fiction. I enjoy reading many different series. Most of the authors aren't well known but they are very good. They spend a lot of time doing research to get the reader to understand the era the book took place. The authors also puts personal touches in them concerning the characters and their relationships with each other. 

The other day I finished reading St. Peter's Fair, which was the last book of the Brother Cadfael Chronicles. Brother Cadfael is a fictional character in a historical murder series written by Ellis Peters. In the series there are 20 books but you don't really need to read them in order. Cadfael is a Welsh Benedictine monk that lives in the Abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul in Shrewsbury during 1135 and 1145. It's based on historically accurate stories where there was a struggle for the crown in England between King Stephen and Empress Maud. There was a television series made based on some of the books. The television series was good but to really understand the main characters and their relationships you should read the books. The books are historical writing so the English is different from the English we speak today. They are great books to read. 

Today I started reading another historical fiction book called Lady Helena Investigates, that was written by Jane Steen. The story takes place in the 1880s.

Reading is great entertainment

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