Victorian middle class

#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 »