Friday, June 19, 2020

GIVEAWAY! JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION!


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.


36 comments:

  1. A fantastic presentation. I have a better understanding now.

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  2. It is an amazing and informative presentation.
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  3. This was the first time I've ever heard of this.
    Theresa Norris
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  4. Love the presentation. Thank you for spreading the word about Juneteenth! mbradeen [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  5. Wonderful presentation...always good to see information put out there to educate people about things they might not have heard of or understand. Thank you for this!! bentleyboy22(at)comcast(dot)net

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  6. What a wonderful video! Maybe by celebrating this holiday, people will be reminded of the slavery that still exists all over the world and fight to end it, too. ckmbeg (at) gmail (dot) com

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  7. I thought i was very nicely done.
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  8. Really excellent presentation (I shared it on my facebook because it explains why we celebrate Juneteenth in a very eloquent, concise way.)Thanks for sharing this with us! aekaiser(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  9. Great presentation, thank you.

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  10. An excellent and very informative presentation. saubleb(at)gmsil(dot)com

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  11. Very cool info//I think they should make it a national holiday. Legallyblonde1961@yahoo.com

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  12. Dr. Brooks video was incredible. Thank you so much for sharing this video.

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  13. Very interesting and great presentation. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  14. Interesting presentation!
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  15. Very informative presentation. Thanks for the chance!
    Jess
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  16. I've seem Juneteenth on my calendar but had no idea what it actually meant. I knew it was related to the Emaciation Proclamation, but now I know lots more. christinegentes (at) att(dot) net

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  17. That's very interesting. I'd never heard of this before. Though I admit the grammar snob in me finds the word "Juneteenth" really odd. Anybody know why that name was chosen over a more descriptive name or the date? Just curious.
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    1. Hi Alicia, I don't know, other than it seems to have been called that since the beginning. If anyone else has found more info, we'd love to hear it.

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  19. I'm glad to hear about this observance and hope it will stay prominent in our culture. obriena73 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  20. it should be included in the school curriculum.

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  21. Jane Dietz is having trouble entering so I am submitting her name for the giveaway! Good luck Jane.

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  22. Very informative and I now have a better understanding of the observance of the day.
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  23. Informative and well down presentation. I had not heard of Juneteenth previously. It is a day that should definitely be celebrated. Thank you for sharing. Doodlesink(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  24. Well done & interesting. I learned a lot.
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  25. Professor Brooks’ presentation was great. As a Texas resident, I’m very familiar with Juneteenth. I hope Bridgy andnSassy can up back up soon! . cking78503(at)aol(dot)com

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  26. I enjoyed the presentation. Juneteenth is a celebration that we should honor all day everyday. For the record, it’s a special day that our younger daughter brought to our attention more than 20 years ago. LaFonRC(at)aol(dot)com.

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  27. Informative presentation. janestarcher(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. That was a very informative explanation. I've known about this holiday for a long time because there's been a yearly celebration in my community. Thanks for the chance.
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  29. Good video presentation with information. I'd heard of the holiday before.
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  30. Very succinctly put! It explains thoughtfully to those who are unaware of the meaning and history of Juneteenth 😊 Thank you for sharing!
    Cheers-
    Kelly Braun
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  31. Great presentation! I didn't know that the celebration was a part of the "Poor People's March" Happy Juneteenth to all of my fellow Americans!
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  32. That was a great presentation. I learned some things I didn't know before. Happy Juneteenth! JL_Minter(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  33. Thank you for a wonderful presentation. Living in NH, we have had an official proclamation for Juneteenth for this our third year. Looking forward to a time when this will be a national holiday.
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  34. Giveaway is closed. Winner has been notified! Thanks so much to everyone for entering and for your wonderful comments!

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  35. The winner is bookishnotions and her gift card is on the way!!

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