Thursday, January 28, 2016

Storydello: AP Knight and Cordelia

Archie fell in love with Cordelia Workman. 
One of her uncles had been the mayor of Ottawa. Another was the mayor of Montreal. A third uncle was a famous doctor, and a fourth was a millionaire. Cordelia's father had been a partner in a successful hardware business called Frothingham and Workman.
Archie came from a humbler background, but he couldn't be matched for brains, energy, talent and integrity. 
In 1875, while still working as the headmaster of the high school in Hawkesbury, he married Cordelia, graduated from Queen's with his M.A. degree, and accepted a new position as headmaster of the Kingston Collegiate Institute.

Posted today on Storydello

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Alphadello: Z is for Zzzzzzzz

The last letter of my ABC of Night was posted yesterday on Alphadello. Thanks for following, and stay tuned for a brand new alphabet, coming up soon!

"Good evening," said Mr. Jugg; "what do you think of this?"

It was a little dream that he had brought for Marian.

"By George!" said the angel, "that's a beauty." He slipped it very softly under Marian's pillow.

She must have dreamed it too, for next morning when Mummy made her bed it wasn't there. But, alas! the loveliest dreams of all are the ones that we never remember.

Half-Past Bedtime, by H.H. Bashford (1922). Click here to read the book online, or download it free from the Internet Archive.

artwork by Joanne Stanbridge 2015

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Storydello: AP Knight - Headmaster

Archie continued to teach and study. In 1872 he graduated from Queen's University in Kingston. On a Friday afternoon, he handed in his last exam paper, and on Monday morning he took over as headmaster of the high school in Renfrew. He held that position for two years.

Then he moved to Hawkesbury and became the first headmaster of its newly-built high school. At the same time, he was studying for his Master's degree. And if that wasn't enough to keep him busy...he met someone.

Posted today on Storydello

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Alphadello: Y is for Yawn

Elizabeth Silvis: "I yawned so hard, I hurt my back."
Companion: "Some yawn!"
E.S.: "Yes, when I yawn, I yawn all over."

The text is a clipping from the college newspaper Clarion Call [Clarion State Teachers College, Pennsylvania], 11 March 1940, page 4, column 2. Click here to read the newspaper online, or download it free from the Internet Archive.

Posted yesterday on Alphadello.

A.P. Knight Becomes a Teacher


A new teacher was needed at the schoolhouse in Renfrew. Archie Knight--the boy who loathed farming and lumbering--was just 16 years old, and unqualified. But he got the job, on the condition that he would pass his teaching exam in the fall.

So he taught all day and studied in the evenings. In November, he walked about 30 km (18.6 miles) to Arnprior, wrote the exam, passed it, and walked home again. Archie had found his calling.

Posted today on Storydello.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Catching Up with the Dellos


Oooo! I reformatted! I simplified! I started a new sequence! I'm excited! (Can you tell?) The new story is called 52 Queen's Crescent, and eventually it'll be 51 pictures long. You can see the first one here: A.P. Knight Grows Up. I hope you'll like it!


There are only two pictures left to go, in my ABC of Night. (Yes, I may have neglected to keep you up to date a teeny bit. Did you even know I was doing an ABC of Night?) If you feel like catching up, just click here and scroll down to see everything.


A few seasons have passed since my last update. Click here if you'd like to remember that "Bleak Midwinter" isn't the only season--even though sometimes it feels like it!


If you follow Everdello, you don't need to follow the other blogs separately. I'll keep you updated here. Meanwhile, thank you so much for checking in, and Happy New Year!