Joy found a show called “History Detectives” on PBS and she just can’t get enough of it. Apparently it has been on the air for quite some time, and they air an episode every day. They are almost all reruns, but they are new to us. The basic idea is that people write in with some old item or artifact that they would like to know more about, and then the people on the show investigate to see what they can find. As you might expect, some items are more interesting than others, but when they have a good item, the show is actually quite interesting. My favorite episode so far was one where a guy had a set of small paintings that he thought might be from a Japanese internment camp during World War II. Amazingly enough, they were able to find the man who did the paintings and speak with him. His reaction to seeing his own paintings again after all that time was quite powerful. I have no idea what Joy is going to do once we get caught up and we’ve seen all of the reruns, but she is certainly enjoying it for now!

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