Category Archives: Housekeeping

My Library

“Raina: Do you know what a library is? “Man: A library? A roomful of books. “Raina: Yes, we have one, the only one in Bulgaria. “Man: Actually a real library! I should like to see that.” — Arms and the … Continue reading

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Winter Book Sale

This month, I went to a book sale at the library. I got several books of art, a few children’s books, a dictionary, and some novels. My library’s book sales are almost certain to offer a few Webster’s dictionaries, which … Continue reading

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Benefits of Cold Weather

“While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.” — Genesis 8:22 I’ve been trying to think of some positive things about the cold weather. I enjoy … Continue reading

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Of the Collecting of Books

Of the collecting of many books there is no end — in my family, at least. At the library’s tri-annual book sale last month, I purchased the following for less than ten dollars: • The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to … Continue reading

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Autumn Book Sale

Last month, I went to a book sale at the library and bought a lot of books! I found several books that I wanted but had looked for in vain at previous book sales: Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell, … Continue reading

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The Dolls’ Dressmaker, Part 4

“[A]s they were going along, Jenny twisted her venerable friend aside to a brilliantly-lighted toy-shop window, and said: ‘Now look at ’em! All my work!’ “This referred to a dazzling semicircle of dolls in all the colours of the rainbow, … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day

“She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. … She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet. She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk … Continue reading

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A Chuser of Books!

I picked up a number of books at the library’s February book sale last month, so, if you are interested in long lists of other people’s books, pray read on! From the Children’s section I purchased a couple of hardbound … Continue reading

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The Dolls’ Dressmaker, Part 3

“You can’t tell me the name of my trade, I’ll be bound,” she said, after taking several of these observations. “You make …. Ladies’ bonnets?” “Fine ladies’,” said the person of the house, nodding assent. “Dolls’. I’m a Doll’s Dressmaker.” … Continue reading

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The Dolls’ Dressmaker, Part 2

“It’s the way with them,” said the person of the house, shrugging her shoulders again. “And they take no care of their clothes, and they never keep to the same fashions a month. I work for a doll with three … Continue reading

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