Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Alphadello: I is for Indoors

Moving right along--here's the latest entry on my Alphadello blog. The book excerpt this time is a quirky one--it goes like this:  "Let us imagine that the first snow of the winter has fallen and that the reader has struggled homeward on a dark night through three or four inches of slush. . .Being a prudent man and, as such, provided with "rubbers," he reaches his household dry-shod and in a temper to enjoy the evening indoors."

The text is from a book about the history and manufacture of rubber footwear called From the Forest to the Foot, by G.L. Richards (1890). Click here to read it online, or download it free, from the Internet Archive.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Storydello: The Old Soldier

The Old Soldier was actually just 16 years old when he joined the army in Nottingham, England. His name was Thomas Knight, and he was my great-great-great grandfather.

His story is the newest entry on my Storydello blog (which, by the way, has been changed a bit so that it will load faster and be easier to read. I hope. Please let me know if you have any trouble with it...)  Cheers!

Alphadello: H is for Hamper

Moving right along--we're up to the letter H in the ABC of Night on my Alphadello blog.

Weatherdello: Farewell to a WWII Hero

The funeral of Brigadier-General Radley-Walters, which you can read about, here--took place on May 9th. Viewed from a hotel window, it differs a bit from the other photos on my Weatherdello blog.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Alphadello: G is for Goodnight

G is for Goodnight in the ever-growing Night Alphabet on the Alphadello blog.