My Blog Week: Dec 17 to Dec 23

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In Sunday’s A Figure from the Common Lot: Imprisoned (part five), Honoré borrows money to finance his scheme of reporting France’s war with Prussia, then flashing further back, recalls his first falling out with his father. A holiday piece debuted Monday, with additional installments on Thursday and Friday. “Are You Merry and Bright”, set in 1939, is the story of Mabel and Dexter, a young couple who meet a fishy-seeming Christmas benefactor. Hammersmith continued Tuesday with “A Novelty Act”, in which Aimee is whisked off yet again by members of Mossbunker’s circle…and blames Vic. “Bride to Be” (Wednesday) is the first of a poem-story in which a seasoned political wife advises a younger woman. In Are You Haunted part six, Powell survives a night at the Drybrook house, and is taken by Guy to meet Mrs. Drybrook; meanwhile, Rohdl encounters Lettie.
Photos on my posts usually have a link to related information, sometimes serious, sometimes whimsical, sometimes in answer to a direct reference. Since people can be leery about clicking links, I include them here: what they are, what sites they point to.





My Blog Week: Dec 17 to Dec 23


A Figure from the Common Lot: Imprisoned (part five)
December 17

NCBI: Smallpox vaccine


Are You Merry and Bright: part one
December 18

YouTube: Nichole Nordeman “Please Come”


A Novelty Act: Hammersmith (twenty-four)
December 20

Mental Floss: 8 Odd Acts of the Vaudeville Era


Bride to Be: part one (poem)
December 21

Poetry Foundation: “A Bride” by Marion Strobel


Are You Merry and Bright: part two
December 21

YouTube: Avalon, “Don’t Save It All for Christmas Day”


Are You Merry and Bright: part three
December 22

YouTube: Josh Groban, “O Holy Night”



Truly He taught us to love one another;

His law is love and His gospel is peace.

Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother;

And in His name all oppression shall cease.

Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,

Let all within us praise His holy name.


(John Sullivan Dwight)



Are You Haunted (part six)
December 22

Newsweek: “Tiptoeing Through America’s Sarin Stash”




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