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Finding the Drinking Gourd.

The weather hasn’t been very good for stargazing lately, but I couldn’t imagine leaving Follow the Drinking Gourd without going out at night to look for the “Drinking Gourd” in question – the Big Dipper. Friday night we decided that … Continue reading

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Compound words, secret compounds, and the plague.

Now Alex has a fever, chills, body aches, poor appetite. This virus has a wicked long incubation period – Colin got sick ten days before Alex, and he was well for four days before she came down with it. I … Continue reading

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Follow the Drinking Gourd.

All the time that I’ve been posting about last week with Amber on the Mountain, we’ve actually been studying Jeanette Winter’s Underground Railroad book, Follow the Drinking Gourd This is the story of a group of slaves who escape north … Continue reading

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