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Sasakicreations recycled bags!
This bag will be your answer to "paper or plastic?"! It is a large tote designed to conveniently carry your groceries home in. It measures 10" x 12" and is 8 " tall. Much like the size of the hand-carry baskets available in most grocery stores.
The handles are brown cotton webbing and are approximately 22" long.
The exterior is a recycled burlap lentil bag.
The front says, "Easy Cooking Lentils.
The back says, "Rumba brand, Presidents "E" award for excellence in export""
The interior is an Amy Butler cotton print. It has vibrant colors including orange, chartreuse, sage green moss green, blues and brown. It nicely compliments the red and orange print on the outside of the bag.
There is a 10" x 12" removable board on the bottom of the bag for support to carry your heaviest groceries.
This bag folds flat for storage.
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Wowsa!! Gold Lame Mules with HUGE Rosettes
by Daniel Green
Gold & White Lame
Circa. ~ early 50's
Length ~ 9" (from heel to toe, against the wall)
Width ~ 3 1/4" across the outsole
Heel Height ~ 3"
Good Condition ~ there is a bit of discoloration on the heels
When Charlotte and Sean O’Keefe’s daughter, Willow, is born with severe osteogenesis imperfecta, they are devastated – she will suffer hundreds of broken bones as she grows, a lifetime of pain. As the family struggles to make ends meet to cover Willow’s medical expenses, Charlotte thinks she has found an answer. If she files a wrongful birth lawsuit against her ob/gyn for not telling her in advance that her child would be born severely disabled, the monetary payouts might ensure a lifetime of care for Willow. But it means that Charlotte has to get up in a court of law and say in public that she would have terminated the pregnancy if she’d known about the disability in advance – words that her husband can’t abide, that Willow will hear, and that Charlotte cannot reconcile. And the ob/gyn she’s suing isn’t just her physician – it’s her best friend.
Handle With Care explores the knotty tangle of medical ethics and personal morality. When faced with the reality of a fetus who will be disabled, at which point should an OB counsel termination? Should a parent have the right to make that choice? How disabled is TOO disabled? And as a parent, how far would you go to take care of someone you love? Would you alienate the rest of your family? Would you be willing to lie to your friends, to your spouse, to a court? And perhaps most difficult of all – would you admit to yourself that you might not actually be lying?
“ Picoult has carved an impressive niche in the topical family drama genre, tackling medical ethics, faith, ;and the law in her sixteenth novel… In her customary fashion, Picoult probes sensitive issues with empathy and compassion.”
“Told through multiple points of view, this suspenseful story explores questions of medical ethics and personal choice, pinpointing the fragile and delicate fault lines that span out from personal tragedy and disability.”
“Perennial bestseller Picoult (Change of Heart) delivers another engrossing family drama, spiced with her trademark blend of medicine, law and love. Charlotte and Sean O’Keefe’s daughter, Willow, was born with brittle bone disease, a condition that requires Charlotte to act as full-time caregiver and has strained their emotional and financial limits. Willow’s teenaged half-sister, Amelia, suffers as well, overshadowed by Willow’s needs and lost in her own adolescent turmoil. When Charlotte decides to sue for wrongful birth in order to obtain a settlement to ensure Willow’s future, the already strained family begins to implode. Not only is the defendant Charlotte’s longtime friend, but the case requires Charlotte and Sean to claim that had they known of Willow’s condition, they would have terminated the pregnancy, a statement that strikes at the core of their faith and family. Picoult individualizes the alternating voices of the narrators more believably than she has previously, and weaves in subplots to underscore the themes of hope, regret, identity and family, leading up to her signature closing twists.”
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Handle with Care Raises Awareness about OI
Osteogenesis imperfecta is an important element in the new novel, Handle with Care, by author Jodi Picoult that will be published March 3, 2009. A main character has OI Type III.
The OI Foundation is pleased that this novel has the potential to make more people aware of OI. The story brings to light the hopes, regrets, uncertainties, stresses and joys that are part of life with OI. The book has a mature theme, a wrongful birth lawsuit, and is noted in publicity as having “explicit subject matter”.
In a radio interview the author stated that this book was not specifically about OI, but about the stresses of raising a child with a disability, the ethical questions involved in wrongful birth lawsuits and the status of people with disabilities in society. She was drawn to OI because the children are intelligent, aware of adults and good problem solvers. She wanted the child in the story to be aware of and to understand what her parents were doing by filing the lawsuit.
An OI Foundation website page has been set up to provide information about OI and some of the topics presented in this book. Informational bookmarks will be distributed at some of the stores holding book signings. For more information about the book see the Jodi Picoult website.Once you've read the book, feel free to contribute comments to the online discussion about Handle with Care on the OI Foundation's social networking site, NING. The new discussion will be posted after the book is released on March 3.