A midday diversion for you . . .
On reading aloud (cont.)
Little Sister writes [SPOILER ALERT! Anyone who has not read “Charlotte’s Web” should skip to the next item now, read “Charlotte’s Web” ASAP, and then return to Little Sister‘s report]: “‘Where’s Papa going with that ax?’
“E.B. White sure knew what he was doing when he planted that first-line hook in ‘Charlotte’s Web.’
“The People vs. Winter,” a timely midday diversion for you . . .
Our pets, ourselves
And: In memoriam — including: There’s a signpost up ahead…
Crazy Dog Lady: “The stories about reading to kids reminds me of my standard poodle, Ben, who was not only a certified therapy dog for many years, but also qualified to be a R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dog). He spent many hours at a school and various libraries having kids read to him.
A midday diversion for you:
Take a stroll back through Twin Cities radio history at a site offering . . .
Life as we know it
Outhouses and Port-a-Potties Division
Twitty of Como writes: “When I was about age 12, my parents bought a small, unfinished cabin on 28 acres of lakeshore. It was beautiful but had no well, electricity or lavatory facilities.
“When spring came, it became my job to dig a hole for the as-yet-unbuilt outhouse, which I did. The outhouse wasn’t intended for long-term use, so it was pretty much a spare wood frame wrapped with tarpaper — cold in winter and hot in summer.
A midday diversion for you . . . Continue reading “Matinee Idle (Vol. 1, No. 7)”