Have you Ever Heard of Irena Sender?

My Mother forwarded this in email today. It seems to be about a real person. I found a biography about Irena Sender.

THE LADY PLUMBER

You wonder what criteria is used to select people for the peace prize. Read the story below and we then understand how pathetic and superficial our world has become.
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Irena Sender Died: May 12, 2008 (aged 98) Warsaw, Poland

During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist.

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Where Will Television Go from Here?

Television isn’t obsolete yet, but I wonder if the future will still have so many television sets. It is so odd that people still buy huge screens for television while looking at tiny phone screens most of the day.

I tried finding a TV in the smaller size, the size that would fit the space I have on my shelf.… Read the rest

A Canadian Pre-History Brief

A Brief History of Canada 

Pre-History to 1599
Early Exploration
Introduction
In the beginning, North America and Canada did not exist… at least in the minds of Europeans. They knew of Cathay and of the rich trade possibilities there, but the ocean to the west was a barrier which seemed too vast to cross. When overland trade routes became blocked and the voyage around Africa was found to be long and dangerous, the European nations began to look westward for a shorter journey.

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In Time We Won’t Be Here

I often think about the future and history. They aren’t opposites really. The future becomes the past and the past inspires the future. But, in between, what do people in the future think about people in the past? All the things we have written… will anyone read them?
That bugs me. People may or may not read what I write now.
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The Most Precious Thing… Journals

In the end, we loaded our technology (computers, hard drives with all the historical pictures on them), my old Smith Corona typewriter (yes-crazy!) and we stood holding what we decided were the most precious things… our cottage journals.
We began our first journal on our first day as we moved in to this place. Our kids’ friends wrote enthusiastic missives about how beautiful everything was.
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