By Sassy Cabot from the Read ’Em and Eat Mysteries by Terrie Farley Moran
Well, the world has certainly turned topsy-turvy with this corona-virus called COVID 19 invading every nook and cranny. As I mentioned a few months ago Bridgy and I closed the Read ’Em and Eat Café to customers as soon as the order came down from the state. With case numbers on the rise here in Florida, we have not yet re-opened, although we are still supporting the meals program in Pastor John’s church and running daily specials for curbside pick-up by our own customers.
Today in celebration of JUNETEENTH, a festival held annually on the nineteenth of June by African Americans (especially in the southern states), to commemorate emancipation from slavery in Texas on that day in 1865, we are including a free two pack of Aunt Ophie’s delicious Orange Cookies with Sweet Orange Glaze in every take-out order.
To learn more about JUNETEENTH, watch Professor Lori Brooks of Fordham University give us an overview in this three minute YouTube.
As part of our JUNETEENTH celebration, we are giving away a $10 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky commenter. To enter please comment below and tell us what you thought about Professor Brooks presentation. Please include your email in this format: yourname (at) your server(dot) com—so the spambots can’t pick it up. The winner will be chosen at random.
Comments close at midnight your time on Sunday, June 21st.
And don’t forget you can visit us anytime between the pages of WELL READ, THEN DEAD, CAUGHT READ-HANDED, and READ TO DEATH. Please stay safe and healthy.