Yes Patsy the confusion goes on! I finished "Games". It is a different book from most of the Private series but very interesting reading. Since both "books" have the same order # it becomes more obvious that there was a title change somewhere along the way.
The little boy I wrote about earlier had some very interesting things happen. After the fall that broke his arm (go way back to find that story). he did not slow down at all. In fact his father bought him a used bicycle and he learned to ride it. Up to Prospect Park and ride on the bike path. Coast down the Park Slope Hills and let the wind blow through his hair. It was a good thing that he learned to ride the bike because in a few years he would get a job at a meat market delivering orders with a bike. In the meantime when he was 11 his only grandparent, his Fathers mother died. A trip to the funeral parlor (Waldecks in Bay Ridge) was a first for him and a bit scary. Then he went to the Funeral and saw the "Box" containing his grandma lowered into the ground. It was back in the day when they lowered the casket in front of the family while they each tossed a flower down the grave, on top of the casket. It was a life lesson and one he thinks about 71 years later.
Patsy, if you are getting older, that makes me ancient!
Not into bird watching but many years ago when I was a Letter Carrier, I used to talk to the birds on my route, especially in the afternoon when I delivered a semi-rural area. What ever noise they would make, I would repeat it and most often they would repeat it back to me. I really had fun with the mocking birds since they could make any sound. Here in Florida we have many, many types of birds. Large & small. The sand hill cranes are really something. If they stand straight up they can look you right in your eye. They have there babes in the nest for at least a year and by then they are as big as their parents. They travel together and fear almost nothing. I found out one day when encountering a family of 3 Cranes. They came screeching out of a side street and flew which they seldom do. A dog frightened them. Well many think this posting is for the birds so I will say good evening all.
Hi Patsy and all who read here. While I am enjoying the book I must say that I could have told you it was written by a women without looking at the cover. All important roles in the book are held by women. I guess that is payback for all the books written by men that have men in most important roles. The difference in my mind is that having women in all the important spots is not quite realistic. While the "Glass Ceiling" has been shattered in many instances, I think she, meaning Marcia Clark, has gone too far in this area of casting people. I also could do without the descriptions of every outfit each of the women wear. That is definitely "Chix" stuff. All in all it is an interesting novel despite the above complaints.
It is beginning to look like NY baseball fans are not going to have a division winner this year. Washington is pulling away from the Mets with Miami right on the Mets heels. The Yanks are buried in next to last with only Tampa Bay keeping them out of the cellar. Hopefully the Mets will make the playoffs and play much better and consistent baseball.
I learned a long time ago that an individuals taste in books & movies can vary greatly from person to person. I love Jack Higgins and Patterson. My wife is an avid reader but she can do without both those authors. VIVA LE DIFFERENCE!
As my Cardiologist says "You should be happy that you maintain your weight for months at a time". For me however I am annoyed that I can not lose any weight no matter how much I cut back. Another Doctor told me it all has to do with Metabolism . As We age it slows down and does nor burn off the calories. I eat sensibly, walk every day, do a short weight lifting program with very small weights and yet my weight seldom varies more than two pounds! Guess I was meant to be FAT!
A friend from Bay Ridge, that we met at the resort we went to in Canadensis, had a house built across the road from the resort. Unfortunately both husband and wife are now dead.
Anyway, one morning after they moved into the house, our friends daughter went out to go to work. She came screaming back in the house because there was a bear in a tree right over her car. My friend called the ranger and he asked if my friend had a porch and coffee. My friend said yes. The Ranger came and told my friend that if they sat on the porch and drank their coffee the Mother Bear would come and get the cub in the tree. Sure enough, after about 15 minutes later here came mama bear, she called up to the cub who came down the tree and the two of them ran off to the woods. People in that area try to co-habitate with the bears without getting too close. There was a Canadensis named bear who would occasionally sit right in the main intersection of town. The rangers & the local police would tell upset callers that the bear lived there before they did and they should just leave him or her alone and eventually he or she would get tired of being there and move on. That is exactly what would happen. As long as you leave them alone they generally will leave you alone but stay away from their cubs!!!!