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We’re in St. Louis! part two – Yellowstone Café

The first thing we did on Wednesday morning was . . .look for buttons! I had been invited to visit a “button lady” and we found her pleasant neighborhood and I found some great buttons.  (more on this in another … Continue reading

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We’re in St. Louis! part one

We’re in St. Louis tripping down memory lane.  We lived here for five years and left almost ten years ago.  It’s a great city.  When we lived here we tried lots and lots of restaurants and kept a journal about … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sacred Hunger by Barry Unsworth

This afternoon, while sitting by the pool, I finished Sacred Hunger by Barry Unsworth.  It was one of the main pegs in my summer reading list and I’m so glad I read it. I selected it because I really, really … Continue reading

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Destination: New York!

Tomorrow we’re going to New York to see Mamma Mia! Our daughter and two granddaughters and I will take the bus into New York in the morning.  We have tickets for a 2 pm matinee at the Winter Garden Theater … Continue reading

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“She” by Henry Rider Haggard— the end! Part VII

Let’s raise our glasses!  The book is finished! When we left our “party” they were headed downward into endless caverns following Ayesha, She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed, who went “springing from step to step, like a chamois . . .”  It took them a … Continue reading

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“She” by Henry Rider Haggard Part VI

Now a journey–everybody packs.  Billali and a lot of the mutes will be going, with a litter to carry Ayesha (She-who-must-be- obeyed). Ayesha is in charge, of course, and leads the way.  “After stopping for breakfast” (Denny’s) they travel until … Continue reading

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“She” by Henry Rider Haggard Part V

“Mayhap” you think I’ve quit reading “She”.  Mayhap you’re thinking you’ll never find out how it ends (because you surely aren’t going to read it!)  But no, I’m still reading along.  Let’s catch up. SHE has declared her love for … Continue reading

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“She” by Henry Rider Haggard Part IV

Ooh, I can see what Horace Holly means when he says that “She”, “She-who-must-be-obeyed” is dressed from head to toe in a shimmery white chiffon type dress, but that the pink tinge of flesh is visible underneath. He has been … Continue reading

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“She” by Henry Rider Haggard Part III

How are you coming along with your reading of She? What? you’re ahead of me? I’m at 48%.  Wish it could have been 50% for this post, but “She” is just about, just about to pull the filmy veiling from … Continue reading

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“She” by Henry Rider Haggard Part II

Well, we’re 29% of the way into “She”.  That’s the way it is when you’re reading on Kindle–who knows what page you’re on or how many to go. Remember young Vincey?  Turns out his name is Leo, so that’s how … Continue reading

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