The Day the Falls Stood Still - A Book
February 8, 2017 8:54am CST
I've mentioned that while I'm painting I get audio books from the library so someone can read to me as I play with colors, shapes and brushes. Right now I'm painting slate coasters that my daughter found in my stash of art things and she asked me to paint something on them. She will be home in a week so I am planning to have them done in a couple of days. Not to long ago I did a discussion here about Turning off Niagara Falls. The link I added to the discussion told us that the falls stopped in 1848 because of an ice jam... and will stop in 2019 for repairs on the bridges. I am listening to “The Day The Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan. It is a fictional story that takes place in Niagara Falls and the date of the setting is 1915. I'm enjoying the book. If you like a good love story intertwined with history check out this book and just imagine you are there too, before the big bridges and before everyone had cars. Here is the link to my other post about Turning off Niagara Falls:
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• United States
20 Mar 17
I had never heard about the falls stopping from an ice jam I wouldn't have expected that to happen. I hate listening to audio books but my late husband loved it. I love reading books about local places or by local authors so if I lived where you are I would love to read this fictional book about the falls. I have been to Niagra Falls twice. I am reading a nonfiction book by a local author where I live.
• United States
8 Feb 17
Every time you talk about slate I think of my parents roof - they are gone now and they did upgrade the roof - but when I was young those slate would come sliding down and hit the ground into a zillion pieces.. Yes show us your creations when done.
9 Feb 17
I buy used roofing slate. I can buy the new roofing slate but I like the thinness and the acid rain stains on the used slate. Two summers ago I bought a whole roof off a house in Saratoga , I think I paid $100. That comes out to about 25 to 50 cents per sheet (broken sheets 25, whole sheets 50)...the new slate at the roofing companies is about $4 each. In New York and New England slate roofs were and still are popular. The slate on a roof will last around 100 years. I just finished painting so I will let it dry and spray them and then take a photo, I will share them with you and others on mylot. Did you ever play with the broken slate that landed on the ground?
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Feb 17
This sounds interesting. I have a book, still to read, called 'Too Close to the Falls'. It is a memoir by Catherine Gildiner about her childhood and growing up in Lewiston. Your post has made me determined to read it next. Vince said he enjoyed it.