Category Archives: Housekeeping

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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The Dolls’ Dressmaker, Part 1

“Dolls; that’s all,” said Jenny, shortly. “Very difficult to fit too, because their figures are so uncertain. You never know where to expect their waists.” (Our Mutual Friend, by Charles Dickens, Book II, Chapter 5) I wrote recently that I … Continue reading

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Pale Blue Pants with Nobody Inside ’Em

I’ve been very busy lately — too busy to have much time for writing. Hopefully life will slow down a bit soon, and I will be able to finish Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens and put up a review of … Continue reading

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Book Sale — October

I went to another book sale… surprise, surprise! One find was a complete set of George Eliot’s works! I have read Silas Marner, Felix Holt, Middlemarch, and Daniel Deronda, but I didn’t own all of them.      I picked up a … Continue reading

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Another Book Sale

I had to go to the community center three weeks ago, and arrived to find a book sale going on there. The books were 25¢ apiece, with children’s books three for 25¢! Needless to say, I bought a few… • … Continue reading

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Surprise in the Chicken Coop

I found a surprise in our chicken coop Saturday morning — an owl perched on the chickens’ roosting bars! It was small — about half a foot tall — with some pretty vicious looking claws. I think it was an … Continue reading

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