Boston Light is America's first lighthouse and dates back to 1716. Sally Snowman became the first female keeper in its history when she was appointed in 2003. Boston Light was automated in 1998, but was still staffed by resident Coast Guard keeper, Sally Snowman until December 30, 2023. Yep, she retired yesterday. With our new technologies, there are now no more staffed lighthouses in America. Read more HERE.
I don't remember how we got onto this subject, but my friend Dora and I were talking about the Chinese New Year yesterday. So I looked it up and found that 2024 is the Year of the Dragon, and green is the designated auspicious color. I was born in the Year of the Dragon, but I hadn't realized that's the one coming up in January. Made me smile. Not only that, but green is my favorite color. This dragon (found HERE) has green on it.
Dora has lost everything to the Nazis. Her dearest friends have disappeared into thin air. Her parents have been imprisoned in concentration camps and murdered for the crime of simply existing. She has no idea if her darling husband, the devoted and brave Alfred, is even alive.Though her world is crashing and burning around her, Dora refuses to give in to Hitler’s tyranny. The Nazis may have broken her heart, but they will not break her spirit.Secretly working for the underground network in France, Dora risks her life on the most dangerous mission in the history of the local resistance. She goes undercover as the secretary of the Head of Gestapo; a soldier with a brutal reputation. A cold-blooded killer.She is tasked with leaking the names of the SS to the British press. Every day, she rubs shoulders with the enemy. She makes coffee for the people she despises. She types letters for the monsters who killed her family. At any second, she could be found out.Can she survive, turning the tide of the war and saving thousands of lives? Or will those she loved the most in the world, and millions of other innocent people, have died in vain?