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#MyrtleMondays: Christmas in July!

Only 151 days until Christmas! What—you’re not thinking about Christmas right now? The 98 degrees, 200% humidity,* and melting squirrels on your deck aren’t putting you in the Christmas spirit? Well, bah, humbug! I’m all about Victorian Christmas right now,** and by the end of this post, you will be, too!

#MyrtleMondays: Words with Friends–Victorian Style!

Are you a fan of Words with Friends (or its low-tech forebear, Scrabble)? Are you a Wordament Grandmaster (Level 193 and counting!), or as we knew it in the 20th century, Boggle? Word-forming parlor games were a popular pastime in the 19th century, too, and I have one to share with you today. McLoughlin Brothers’… Read more »

#Myrtle Mondays: Victorian Girls on Bicycles!

“We rode our bicycles to the courthouse. They were the most wondrously modern conveyances, right down to the specialized attire they entailed. …Pedaling past Swinburne traffic felt deliciously urgent and dangerous.” —Premeditated Myrtle Summer 2020 is seeing a surge in the popularity of bike riding, thanks in large part to coronavirus concerns, and efforts to… Read more »