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Local woman pens book on the story of LEGOs beginnings [Rodgers Forge]

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Book tells the story of LEGOs beginnings

Erin Hagar, of Regester Avenue, has done it again!

After her very successful first two books, "Julia Child: An Extraordinary Life in Words and Pictures" and "Doing Her Bit: A Story About the Woman's Land Army of America," she has a new book coming out about how LEGO toys came to be.

We all know about LEGOs — our children build incredible things with them and some of us have had the pleasure of stepping on a them in our bare feet. But until now, we never knew whom to thank for this amazing educational toy. Amazon describes "The Inventors of LEGO Toys" this way: "Everyone has played with LEGO® toys, but not many people know who is behind this awesome invention. This fun and engaging book tells the story of how a Danish carpenter and his family turned a desperate situation into the most popular toy in history." I'm looking forward to my autographed copy. Congratulations, Erin!

Spring break was a perfect time to get away for a few days. So a bunch of Rodgers Forge families did just that. My kids and I headed to Bethany Beach with friends, with a stop in Fruitland, Md. to visit our Eastern Shore cousins (love you, Creager girls). Apparently, the beach happens to be a very popular destination for spring break.

Laila Zaher, 12, Dumbarton Road, had a great time in Ocean City over Easter. She went with her mom, Jen, and brother, Corbin Byrne, 10. They had Layton's donuts, Dumser's ice cream and Thrasher's Fries (Easter is Opening Day for Thrasher's and Laila noted there was quite the line when they arrived) — all iconic Ocean City foods. Also, while there, they tried fried cookie dough and fried Twinkies. Laila said it was delicious but definitely a heart attack in a bowl. They did more than eat, though. They also rented recumbent bicycles and rode them up and down the boardwalk. And they came home with eight hermit crabs named after "Hunger Games" characters: Prim, Effie, Rue, Haymitch, Finnick, Gale, Beady, Wirus (aka Nuts and Bolts). Of course, no O.C. trip would be complete without an old time photo…Laila was a flapper and Corbin a gangster. She's a cool kid with a lot of personality.

Congratulations to Deb Donahue, of Dumbarton Road, on her new job as Deputy Counsel to the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Well deserved, Deb. You're going to do great things.

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