Category Archives: History

Red Carnation-Loving Ohio Boy, Oh Where Can You Be?

Cautious. Devoted. Dutiful. Friendly. Good-tempered. Intelligent. Kind. Methodical. Neat. Patriotic. Pious. Polite. Quiet. Self-effacing. Solicitous. Studious. All these are qualities of my ideal gentleman, and all, sadly, seem to be in short, if not nonexistent, supply. As Billie Holiday sang, … Continue reading

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Spend Some Quiet Time With The Lord At Christmas Corner

Christmas comes early for me.  In fact, it arrives on the first Sunday of Advent. That’s the day when the tables by all of the entrances to my church are filled with special things to help parishioners prepare for Christmas. … Continue reading

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“Fanny, You Look Very Nicely Indeed. What Have You Got On?”

“A woman can never be too fine while she is all in white.” So Edmund Bertram said to Fanny Price when complementing her on her dress, in a scene from Jane Austen’s 1814 novel, Mansfield Park. Now I understand the … Continue reading

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Where Hearing The Tröndlin Is Concerned, Two Wrongs Finally Make A Right

Denial. Bewilderment. Self-punishment. Repetition. These are the four characteristics of regret, Kathryn Schulz, the New Yorker staff writer and author of Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error, explained in this 2011 TED talk. “How could I have done … Continue reading

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Wake Up! We’re At Wallington!

What’s the first thing that you did when you became the owner of your home? Sir Charles Trevelyan, his wife, Lady Mary (known as Molly), and their six children aged between 8 and 22 gathered in the central hall of … Continue reading

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For Sweetest Day, Give The Rose Named For A Darling Girl

A gale of chilly wind propelled us down the steep slope from Bamburgh Castle along Radcliffe Road as we scurried past snails, rushed by rose-covered cottages and passed up petting jacketed dogs on walks. I was on a mission to … Continue reading

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This Royal-Watching Joules-Wearer Was On Tenterhooks To Visit Otterburn Mill

You might recognize it as Hogwarts from the first two Harry Potter films, or as Brancaster Castle, the home of Downton Abbey’s Lady Edith Crawley and her husband, Bertie Pelham, the Marquess of Hexham. But to Northumbrians, it’s better known … Continue reading

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