Dick Explains

Dick Explains “Pa-pa I’ve tried to catch the Sleep Man, I’ve shut my eyes and breathed So hard I thought he’d come and peep— I was the one de-ceived. “Just when I thought he’d sure-ly come And I would hold him fast— Some how I can’t re-mem-ber what It was I thought of last. “But … Continue reading Dick Explains

The Theda Bara Sandwich

There is a wonderful blog that I read called Lea’s Silent-ology all about silent film! (Check it out, you won’t regret it). Well, one article mentioned this thing called The Theda Bara Sandwich– please read this short blog article here. This will give you a little background on the sandwich I just tried. Theda Bara was an actress, you … Continue reading The Theda Bara Sandwich

Maurice Costello

Maurice Costello, where to start? There are a lots of interesting facts about this guy, the one they called Dimples! Maurice George Costello was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on February 22, 1877. His parents are commonly regarded as Irish immigrants, but in the interview featured today, he specifies that his father is Spanish-Irish. Tangent: I … Continue reading Maurice Costello

Our Darlings Day 7: The Lost Jemima Anne :: The Frog's Adventure :: The Plank

The Lost Jemima Anne “That’s the very last stitch!” said  Janie briskly, and she cut off the thread with a snap of her bright scissors. “Now, Jemima Anne, put on your new outdoor clothes and come up the hill with me and meet Daddy!” “My dear!” said Mummie, ” it is far too wet under … Continue reading Our Darlings Day 7: The Lost Jemima Anne :: The Frog's Adventure :: The Plank

Our Darlings Day 6: The Secret Horse :: At the Dip of the Hill:: By the Skin of His Teeth

The Secret Horse “I’ll tell you a secret!” said Jimmy to Ivy, as they came out of school. Ivy was deeply interested. She and Jimmy walked with their heads close together. “I’ve got a horse – – – in a field – – – and I’ll take you on Saturday and give you a ride!” … Continue reading Our Darlings Day 6: The Secret Horse :: At the Dip of the Hill:: By the Skin of His Teeth

Our Darlings Day 5: A Comforting Aunt :: The Egg Party :: The Story Writer :: East and West

This story is continued from a previous story My Own! My Own! A Comforting Aunt ” There they are!” said Bobbie. Yes, there they were! Grandma, and Aunties Lucy, Lil and Rachel and two children! ” Grace and Geoff!” cried Ivy, peeping over Bobbie’s head. The four woebegone dolls, just a bit less woebegone now they … Continue reading Our Darlings Day 5: A Comforting Aunt :: The Egg Party :: The Story Writer :: East and West

Our Darlings Day 4: Miss Interference Continues

Miss Interference By Charles Herbert, Author of “Nellie’s Boarding School,” “Keeping His Secret,” “Doreen” &c. Chapter I. — continued. “Miss Interference“ Did Pearl keep her word? Yes! She rose and came down to breakfast and found the maids and her father full of the mystery of the stripped cherry – trees. The astounding fact that in some … Continue reading Our Darlings Day 4: Miss Interference Continues

Our Darlings Day 2: A Stir-About :: Wanted–An Alarm Clock :: The Snow-man

A Stir – About “I have been quiet for a wonderful time,” said the Wind. “I’ve been lazy long enough.” “What are you going to do?” asked the Moon. “The World would be a funny sort of place without me!” He laughed, and his laugh was like a shrill whistle down the chimneys. “The same … Continue reading Our Darlings Day 2: A Stir-About :: Wanted–An Alarm Clock :: The Snow-man