Monthly Archives: December 2010

Open Carriages in the 19th Century

I am writing a new book where I have had to do additional research on early 19th Century carriages. I cannot imagine traveling during this time period. Seven to ten miles per hour was the average speed. Just think how … Continue reading

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Jane Austen Blog Tour Begins December 16

Our dear Jane Austen will turn 235 years old on Thursday, December 16. Some of you will remind me that she died some 180+ years ago, but to many of us she lives within our hearts every day. So, in … Continue reading

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More Holiday Trivia

** In 1551, Great Britain passed The Holy Days and Fasting Act, which required all British citizens to attend church services on Christmas day. The law still exists on the books. In addition, it requires that no vehicle should used … Continue reading

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Confusing Words Continue

Evoke = something to appear, such as a memory Invoke = to call on in prayer; to declare to be in effect Expect = shows confidence or anticipation that something will happen Suppose = to believe or presume to be … Continue reading

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Operation Homefront

This year for Christmas I have chosen to take part in Operation Homefront, and I encourage each of you to become an OH Santa along with me. What is Operation Homefront? It is an organization that helps the families of … Continue reading

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Even More Confusing Words

Alot is not a word. The confusion comes because people use a lot (meaning much) when a more precise word would serve better. Students must study over a semester or two (not a lot) to pass the AP test. altar … Continue reading

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