"Heather Has Two Mommies"; children's...

"Heather Has Two Mommies"; children's section of library

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Bruce Deile

Bellingham, WA

#1 Feb 16, 2012
"Heather Has Two Mommies" and "Daddy's Roommate" are found in the Bellingham library in the children's section. The matter of the appropriateness of those books was raised in Wichita Falls, TX in 1998 or so; happened to be there and heard public testimony at City Council meeting successfully persuade Council to move the books to the adult section of the library. That seemed like a good resolution.

Due to the gay marriage issue of late, I began to think of thsoe books. Went and found that they are available here in children's section of Bellingham library (downtown). I wrote a request that they move the books to the adult section. That although I'm unqualified to give an opinion in child rearing, figure it's inappropriate to teach children sexual diversity before they're taught the stork does not deliver the baby.

The Head of Children's Services responded in a letter received today that, basically, the library believes the books are appropriate in the children's section; emphasized inclusiveness.

I don't think inclusiveness is the issue though. The books emphasize that it is not *who* you love but *that* you love which is most important. That is fine in and of itself, but when sexuality is involved it is not necessarily true. Incest is inappropriate, etc. Moreover, teaching that it deosn't matter who you love could be used for sexual predation. As in "it's all good", etc.

So it's most likely irresponsible of the library to have those books in the children's section. They should be moved to the adult section.
Bruce Deile

Bellingham, WA

#3 Feb 16, 2012
Yes, that might be an altruistic solution supposing so long as it is not enabling the woman in a harmful way. But if it is indeed true that she has terminal cancer, is "enabling" an issue at this point?(Enabling is a term used to describe helping someone continue in their addiction when it might be better to not help them so that they are then motivated to turn away from their destructive path)

And clearly, it's not entirely altruistic by any means. Altruism seldom is, I think. But especially here, because my motive in helping the woman would be very clearly tied to trying to keep myself away from the lions den, so to speak.

But sharing all this to show that I'm not preaching when making the points above about the library books. And that they are valid points even though I myself am not healthy minded.

I happened to find a new Christine Delaroche video on Youtube today. It goes nicely with the subject at hand, and the other thread about the small claims decision regarding pepper spray for bear attacks. Will post it below.
Bruce Deile

Bellingham, WA

#4 Feb 16, 2012
Christine Delaroche "Douce est la pluie"

The title--Douce est la pluie--translates "sweet is the rain"; apropos of today's bad decision by small claims judge about pepper spray/bear attacks (see other thread), and receiving a letter today from library explaining they believe "Heather Has Two Mommies" and "Daddy's Roommate" belong in the children's section.

Sweet is the rain when hearing Christine Delaroche sing the song. I don't know what the rest of the song means though. But very much love the sound and thinking it may well be her best song.
Bruce Deile

Bellingham, WA

#5 Feb 17, 2012
An entire post was removed here--#2. Thanks much--it meant alot to me and was heartfelt.
Bruce Deile

Bellingham, WA

#6 Feb 17, 2012
Post #2 was a lengthy post, took much time to write, was very honest, and there was nothing objectionable about it.
Bruce Deile

Seattle, WA

#7 Feb 17, 2012
Not only was that post #2 heartfelt, it involved personal throughts regarding my dealing with (possibly) terminal lung cancer. It was like a journal entry, spontaneous and cathartic; unable to replicate that. But I'll still try.
Bruce Deile

Dallas, TX

#8 Feb 17, 2012
Post #2 had appeared after posting it yesteday, then was no longer there today. I've just reiterated the entire post, posted as what should be #8, but ten minutes after posting that post does not appear.
Bruce Deile

Dallas, TX

#10 Feb 17, 2012
Yes, these posts referring to the lengthy post (submitted yesterday and today) appear; the lengthy post is blocked--it does not appear.
Bruce Deile

Seattle, WA

#12 Feb 18, 2012
They took it down again. Rewrote post #2 once again today (Saturday; Feb. 18) on downtown library computer around 11AM or so and it appeared here on the forum for awhile. Now at 6PM it's no longer visible.
Bruce Deile

Bellingham, WA

#13 Feb 20, 2012
Who is suppressing information here?
Bruce Deile

Bellingham, WA

#14 Feb 20, 2012
This is nice too....

Chantal Goya -- La pluie du ciel

video by snikkers69
Bruce Deile

Bellingham, WA

#15 Feb 20, 2012
That's a funny coincidence...just Google'd language translation and translated the lyrics provided under that Chantal Goya video just posted...the online translations are always wacked out, but here's the coincidence:

Rain from heaven oh, oh, oh, oh
Rain from heaven oh, oh, oh, oh
What is b? Denies oh, oh
What is b? Deny oh yeah
It is with the rain that you became my friend.

Rain from heaven oh, oh, oh, oh
Rain from heaven oh, oh, oh, oh
Its for shelter me oh, oh
You my tightened? E oh yes
Serr? E in your arms in the rain
It is my heart beating, beating.
She leaves crying, it makes you cry flowers
It puts the sky in mourning, but she sing my heart.

Rain from heaven oh, oh, oh, oh
Rain from heaven oh, oh, oh, oh
What is b? Denies oh, oh
Oh no and never finished
For this rain falls, falls on my life.

Rain from heaven oh, oh, oh, oh
Rain from heaven oh, oh, oh, oh
Rain from heaven oh, oh, oh, oh ...

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Had recently found that Christine Delaroche video translated "Sweet is the Rain". Funny.

Here's some other good one's by Christine Delaroche:

Comme Le Vent

La Fille Du Soleil

Porte Les Cote

Les Tigres et les Minets

Une Fleur

and Christine Delaroche appears in Dim Dam Dom (1965-1971)

video by MrNonosse1
Bruce Deile

Bellingham, WA

#16 Feb 20, 2012
Here's a better translation....(off-topic for thsi thread, but they removed that lengthy post that was on topic so what the heck...):

Rain from heaven oh, oh, oh, oh
Rain from heaven oh, oh, oh, oh
What a blessed oh, oh
What a blessed oh yes
It is with the rain that you became my friend.

Rain from heaven oh, oh, oh, oh
Rain from heaven oh, oh, oh, oh
Its for shelter me oh, oh
You my tight oh yeah
Tight in your arms in the rain
My heart is beating, beating.
She leaves crying, it makes you cry flowers
It puts the sky in mourning, but she made ​​my heart sing.

Rain from heaven oh, oh, oh, oh
Rain from heaven oh, oh, oh, oh
What a blessed oh, oh
Oh no and never finished
For this rain falls, falls on my life.

Rain from heaven oh, oh, oh, oh
Rain from heaven oh, oh, oh, oh
Rain from heaven oh, oh, oh, oh ...
Bruce Deile

Bellingham, WA

#17 Feb 21, 2012
Those French close ups take some getting use to; there is another video version of Chantal Goya -- La pluie du ciel that doesn't have photos--just the song/better sound. But it turns out not so far off topic after all: Chantal Goya went on to sing children's songs...

Bruce Deile

Bellingham, WA

#18 Feb 21, 2012
There are numerous Chantal Goya videos that are really good...here's another:

Chantal Goya - Oh Raconte Moi

video by kakelards
Bruce Deile

Bellingham, WA

#19 Feb 21, 2012
Super nice sounding one; surprised there are only 3.550 views--it's been up over a year (btw, Chantal goya was in Dim Dam Dom video w/ Christine Delaroche, etc.:

Chantal Goya-Comment le Revoir

video by Jauwp
Bruce Deile

Bellingham, WA

#20 Feb 21, 2012
Fun:

Chantal Goya-Tu M'as Trop Menti

video by Jauwp
Bruce Deile

Bellingham, WA

#21 Feb 21, 2012
Here's a funny one...one of the few that shows Chantal Goya performing (besides for her later singing children's songs):

60's - CHANTAL GOYA - C'est bien Bernard -

video by By DeeJay62 DeeJayM62
Bruce Deile

Bellingham, WA

#22 Feb 21, 2012
This is funny too (came up along side the Chantal Goya video just posted above):

60's - MICHELE TORR - S'il m'aime -

video By DeeJay62 DeeJayM62
Bruce Deile

Bellingham, WA

#23 Feb 21, 2012
Just found another very funny one with Michele Torr (finding these today has really cheered me up--hope other people like them too if anyone happens to read this):

Michèle Torr - Viens me le dire à l'oreille (1963)

vidoe by MrNonosse1

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