April 25, 2009

The Friday Record - Irena Sendler

Well, so much for scheduling! I still haven't figured out how to do that. I thought I'd set it up for this to post itself on Friday, April 25th, when I'd be out of town, so here it is on Sunday, instead.

This is a very busy week for me, so I am going to send you all on a field trip....yep, you get to visit another website. And I'll have a question for you to answer, just so I'll know you actually went on this field trip. Then I'll have a drawing on April 30th for a $10 The Wild Rose Press gift certificate for those who answer correctly.

Now, yesterday, I had to leave town to attend not one, but two family weddings. Yep! They couldn't have planned this if they knew each other, but they don't. The first wedding, tonight at 6:00 is my niece's - Khara Christensen to Rich Crawford. The second wedding, tomorrow at 6:00 is my husband's nephew Seth Ringley to Lindsey Carswell. They take place about 60 miles from each other, which turns out to be good for us.

Anyway, back to your field trip. On Sunday, the Hallmark Hall of Fame presented a movie The Courage Heart of Irena Sendler. Irena was a Catholic social worker in Warsaw, Poland during WWII. She is responsible for the rescue of 2,500 children from the ghetto, saving two and half times as many people as Oskar Schindler. She smuggled the children out of the ghetto, gave them new identities and placed them Catholic orphanages, homes and convents.

You can find out more about Irena and how her story became known by going to http://www.hallmark.com/wcsstore/HallmarkStore/images/FeatureArea/TCHISBonusMaterial.pdf.

Read the story about this wonderful woman. Then come back here and in the comment section, tell me the first names (or the full names, I don't care) of the four Kansas Uniontown High School students who wrote Life in a Jar, and exposed Irena's heroism to the world.

I'll set my comments so that they now have to be approved...ah, that way no one can read the answers without reading the story, because I think the story is worth reading!

Anna Kathryn Lanier
More Than Tumbleweeds
Heartwarming, Sensual Westerns



Judy said...

Enjoyed the post!!



Kytaira said...

Megan Stewart, Elizabeth Cambers, Sabrina Coons, and, eventually, Jessica Shelton.

Wow! What an interesting story! I tried finding it on tv. Was it on last weekend? Hopefully it will be on again and I can catch it.

robynl said...

Liz, Megan and Sabrina along with fourth member, Janice, came to be known as the "Sendler Quartet".

what a wonderful story brought to my attention; thanks.

Mary Ricksen said...

Hey I missed this blog!

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Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

Thanks for all who answered. I held a drawing, and included comment I accidently deleted, cause she had the right answer, but the winner of the $10 The Wild Rose Gift Certificate is RobynL. Congrats. And thanks to all of you stopped by.


Mary Ricksen said...

Hi Anna, I read about her before, what an amazing person.