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Family Lore – A Favorite Song    

Day on the cover of sheet music for Irene

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 Do you know the name of  your mother’s favorite song? Was it the most popular song of the day? Was it the music your parent danced to while courting? In the 1920s Edith Day was an actress and recording star.  (more…)

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"Bottle Tree"

Capturing Spirits

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

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A young student covers relevant research tools for historians and genealogists. She explains the sources available to researchers and how they assisted her in interpreting the historical period being studied.

In her view, there are facts, interpretation and bias.  A source in black and white or
produced at the time events took place may not be factual.

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Pronunciation and Meaning

English is not always an easy language to read or speak. It can be a challenge and a great surprise to find things are not always what you have thought.

For example, in researching Civil War records and other pension documents, the handwritten word invalid can be found. Standing alone its sound and meaning are obscure. Invalid was read to mean injured or disabled. Or so it seemed.

Invalid meaning incomplete, not meeting the requirements or  rejected has the researcher going in a different direction. (more…)

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Cover of the first edition of Poems of Passion...

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A little housekeeping about Narcissus, Hibiscus and Mandrake. The entire book of poems and the table of contents have been posted. All will stay for you to read, comment on, or download. Please give the writer’s name, Bettye W. Harwell, as a copyright courtesy.

Any additional poetry will be posted on the After Narcissus page. It is listed as a category for easy access.

Journals and backs of envelopes  will be scoured and scrubbed for additional poems. Longer writings, such as A Date with James Earl Jones, will continue here on: leartisteboots.wordpress.com.

Please follow and subscribe to both if you like them.

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Congratulations. We learn something new everyday.

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Defining terms – lore

Lore means knowledge gained through tradition or anecdote. Like a story that is passed down in generations.

http://www.answers.com/topic/lore

My favorite definition is the surface between the eye and the tongue of a snake.

Family Lore telling stories passed around as truth.
A little embellishment or a whopper? The reader can decide. (more…)

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Huang Yuanyong (黃遠庸), (Pen name: Huang Yuanshe...

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Albert Einstein

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Happy Birthday+ 1
Do  you make promises to yourself? If you made New Year’s resolutions for 2011, how is that working out?

Birthday milestones are in reaching 18 or 21, 30,40, 50. Then it gets serious: 60, 62,65. These are numbers guided by Social Security, retirement and long term life plans.

That 65 number sticks out because we now begin to think in 5 year increments. Each celebration of our birthday is wonderful but those fifth years seem more special. They also hold out the promise that life will continue and get better. Wisdom is implied. Our younger friends listen for answers to their questions:

– How did you live so long?
– What was it like back then?
– What is left that you want to do?

Good genes, good health and curiosity are wishes for each birthday. Albert Einstein is said to have thought that imagination is a very valuable trait.

The day after your birthday, and all the days to follow, can be filled with joys only you can imagine.

Two New Year's Resolutions postcards

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Who knew?
The posts on writersdocket.wordpress.com (reblogged) inform on self publishing. The blog is worth checking out.

Subscribing to leartisteboots.wordpress.com does not subscribe you to the poetry, narcissushibiscusmandrake.wordpress.com.

Soon additional poetry will be added to the Narcissus page, After Narcissus. Subscribe for updates.

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Writers Docket

http://writersdocket.wordpress.com/category/journey-to-authorship/2011/10/12/the-road-to-becoming-an-author-ebooks-vs-traditional-publishing/#entry

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