Monthly Archives: June 2014

We Get Stacks and Stacks of Letters…The Expense of Mail During the Regency Period

On the Perry Como Show, the chorus customarily sang: “Letters, we get letters. We get stacks and stacks of letters.” However, during the Regency Period, the mail was expensive. MPs were the only ones who had a “free” ride for … Continue reading

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Oh the Places You Will Go…The Places Prominent in Jane Austen’s Life

The grand country estates and locations used in the film adaptations of Jane Austen’s novels often lead her fans into believing that “our Jane” lived in some of Britain’s finest homes. But where, oh where, did Jane Austen call home? … Continue reading

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What’s “Love” Got to Do with It?

It was fun last month to take a look at our favorite romance movies and some of the greatest lines from them. After all, I breathe “romance” novels. They are my favorite escape genre. So, tell me what you think of … Continue reading

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Do You Remember: the Last Old-Fashioned Presidential Campaign

What do you know of the Presidential race between Harry S. Truman and Thomas E. Dewey, one one where Truman came from behind to beat the anointed “next President,” Dewey? Do you realize it was really a four-party race? “Dewey … Continue reading

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Doo Wop Quiz – Are You Old Enough to Pass This One?

Doo Wop Quiz – Are You Old Enough to Pass This One? My special friend, George Arnold, sent me this in an email. I know not its source, but for me, it was a fabulous trip down memory lane. George earned … Continue reading

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The Wonderful World of the English Language: From Where Does That Phrase Come?

Do you wonder from where words originate? From whom they originate? Try some of these on for fun. They would make great story starters at a party. LOL! Ketchup: Ketchup was originally a sauce composed of the juices of edible … Continue reading

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The Broad Street Riots, June 11, 1837

The Broad Street Riot occurred in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., on June 11, 1837. The riot began when a company of Yankee firefighters met with an Irish funeral procession on Broad Street. Fire Engine Company 20 was returning from a fire … Continue reading

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