Once a forbidding area of swamps and forests, Berkley was uninhabited until the early 19th century. In 1924, the Detroit News disparaged the "frontier community" and wrote that it "resembles a settlement in the oil waste of Wyoming." Still, forward-thinking residents thought Berkley had a bright future. Two factions with competing ideas raced with paperwork to the Oakland County Courthouse in Pontiac; the triumphant group, desiring a small town, camped out overnight to be the first in line. Later incorporated as a city in 1932, Berkley's history includes the invention of the Benjamin Grain Cradle, the Ku Klux Klan parading through its streets, and the devastation of the fledgling community during the Great Depression. Through it all, Berkley continues to thrive and prides itself on being the "City That Cares."
"Most bears sleep all winter, but Berkley isn't most bears--he has trouble falling asleep. Momma and Poppa Bear try to help, but nothing works. What will they do if Berkley is still wide awake when winter comes?"--
Berkley has a huge nose. He is always sticking it where it doesn't belong, always getting into trouble. Can Berkley ever find a way to put his super sniffer to good use? This is a fun and funny story of how being a little bit different can be an asset, not a disadvantage.
Originally published in London 1890. This interesting little book gives descriptions and advice on fourteen different variations of the game of Dominoes and a chapter on Solitaire. Skill at dominoes is founded on accurate calculation, ready observation, and rapid deduction. The author deals with these, and the various rules, in a professional but straight forward manner. The book is well illustrated with explanatory line drawings.Keywords: Straight Forward Manner Dominoes Line Drawings Accurate Calculation Author Deals Solitaire Variations Observation London Game
No matter how many trials and tribulations may come upon us in this life, just know that the struggle can be defeated through Prayer. No matter what the situation is or even if it seems as though there is no light at the end of the tunnel or even if the crossroad seems very confusing; please believe that prayer through Jesus to God is real. He will hear your prayer and answer your prayer according to His will. I believe God answers our prayers with a yes and sometimes with a no. I am reminded of Paul, who asked God 3 times to remove the thorn from his flesh. II Corinthians 12: 5-10. I believe God answers prayer according to His will & what is best for us.
Berkley, Freetown, and Lakeville began as rural farming communities. Many current residents have lived in the area their entire lives, as did their ancestors for generations before them. There is a deep sense of ownership in the land and a deep interest in its history. Through vintage photographs, Berkley, Freetown, and Lakeville chronicles the history of this area until the mid-1960s, a time when the character of the towns changed due to increasing populations and industries. Historic images showcase the pride residents took in their families, work, and leisure-time activities. The majority of photographs were provided by the Berkley Historical Society, Freetown Historical Society, and Lakeville Historical Society. Additional images were generously provided by area residents.
Out of the shadows… For more than a decade, Caro Barrett has had doubts about the death of her husband, who disappeared while looking for a tribe of day-walking vampires in an African rainforest. Now, their daughter is struggling through her teenage years without a father. Waiting in the wings is an ancient vampire ready to possess Caro’s heart—and to protect them both from harm. And, with her husband declared legally dead, Caro feels it is finally time to move on… A hemisphere away in a windowless compound, an Ottoman vampire lies dying from a rare blood disease, which has made him vulnerable to the faintest bit of light. Yet he is determined to vanquish its power over him—to feel the sun on his face one last time. And in Caro’s darkest fears he will be lifted into the light of day…
Writer Brad Chambers begins researching the death of silent film comedian Dizzy Berkley over fifty years in the past. As he digs deeper into the mystery, it appears that there was more to the story than an accidental drowning. And it also appears that there are some who will stop at nothing to keep the truth buried in the past.
The steamy outtake that takes readers even further into Laurell K. Hamilton’s bestselling novel, Kiss the Dead. You’d think I’d get used to seeing such a beautiful man and knowing he was mine, but it never grew old, as if his beauty and the fact that he was mine, and I was his, would forever surprise me. With a vampire like Jean Claude around, it’s far too easy for Anita Blake to doubt her own appearance—and the hold it has on those who love her. But one hot tub and two incredibly sexy men—Jean Claude and Asher—will make her feel like the most lusted-after woman alive…or undead. Not bad for a mere human… “Hamilton remains one of the most inventive and exciting writers in the paranormal field.”—Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Includes an excerpt of Kiss the Dead, the new Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novel