NOBODY WAITS FOR WILLIAM (Josephine the Outlaw King Book 1)
The Judge builds a house and his wife insists on sixty closets wardrobes to hold the many presents she gives to all. Years later a spirited minister's family with fifteen children comes to live in the house. The Judge and his wife step out of their portraits to join the outrageous fun, a frank report by each closet on their new life and a nighttime tour of the town in a string of linked closets pulled by a goat.
A surprising story in a turn of the century binding. A Round Dozen. Aqua cloth binding with bronze and gold stamping; pp. With six pages of ads for Susan Coolidge's books. VG; a little faded and rubbed, bumps to extremities. The Diverting History of John Gilpin. Caldecott's Picture Books" nd, white card with full colour picture on the front. A miniature book, with very fine lines and exact coloration. Two stories about Mr. Tootleoo, the sailor, his family, the Cockyollybirds, and his home on a desert isle.
A funny tale told in rhymed couplets with a drawing on every page. VG; small inscription on first blank page, matte boards show even soil, flat clean pages yellowing with light foxing in margins, opens unevenly but no visible binding problems. Flora, a book of drawings. Philadelphia: J. Silver grey and white vellum paper, flexible boards with silver grey titles and Bianco "Flora" drawing; 8 col.
A London exhibit of Bianco's work in , when she was 12, inspired de la Mare to write this collection of poems. The book is in the form of an album with 8 gold framed coloured plates and numerous black and white drawings, including a self portrait. From a noncirculating children's special collection: plate glue traces, small label shadow on title page and two small impressed library stamps, no other collection marks. Peep, peep said the little chicken, "I'm going to stay up all night! Noodles insisted that wagging his tale was just silly, just silly nonsense, even though mother said it was Good Manners.
VG in VG box; spine paper lightly wrinkled, but strong for these books, box edges a little faded, but no box splits at all, overall a lovely copy. The chauffeur gets a mother cat to be a mouser in the garage, but one of her kittens is not well behaved. G in Good box; previous owner has filled in cartouche, book has wear to spine ends and half inch missing paper, eps discoloured, a little bowed, illustrated boards and interior nice; box plate a little darker than book but nice, open corners repaired with archival tape, edges rubbed, bowed.
Retold by Dickens' granddaughter, this volume contains Little Paul Dombey, the Little Kenwigs, and Pip's Adventure; generously illustrated with woodcuts from other editions. Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates. David McKay, , early printing with these illustrations; large 8vo.
A lovely edition, with a spirit of the Netherlands in Enright's paintings. VG; light bumps to corners and rubs to spine ends, binder's wrinkle to cloth on both boards, sm. Boston: D. Lothrop and Company, Franklin St. The longest two stories center around the kindly figure of Miss Chatty, who, determined not to leave her home after her parents have died, opens a doll hospital for well-to-do children.
When two little street children appear with their pennies and some cast off china doll heads, she decides to give each poor girl in her town a beautiful new doll. Interesting for its attitudes toward the poor. VG; rubs on edges and creases to bright boards, light foxing throughout, some light page soil and wrinkles. A Child's Book of the Teeth. World Book Company, Revised and Enlarged, , A little army of teeth with red coats and brushes marches down the cover of this book. The author provides good advice throughout with drawings of the little tooth army and with diagrams. An excruciatingly clear description of toothache.
Dainty Work for Dainty People. Philadelphia: American Book and Bible House, ; green cloth boards with mother and her children in the lamplight in red, black, brown, and gilt; decorated gilt titles; 7x9. An eye-opening view of the handwork skills expected of little girls and the steps taken to develop them a century ago. One Day in Betty's Life. Bobbs-Merrill, Brown cloth binding with gold and white decorated title, little sketches of the child and margin decorations, oblong Music by Mary Turner Salter. By the author of the Live Dolls books.
VG; rubbing, bumping and wear to extrems; badly bumped bottom corners, occasional page soil. Why the Robin's Breast is Red. Fleming H. Revell, Publishers, , probable 1st; white cloth backed paper boards, green below, and with full photo of birches by a lake on top, grey top edge, other edges rough cut, endpapers with passages from the book in red borders, varied margin designs on all pages and some small drawings in text, in glassine wrapper, in white box with title and author cartouche; 5. By the author of J.
Not really a children's book, as it is about marital problems and unrequited love in the bird world, but pretty; the birches on the cover are just as bright as when the books was new. Fine in VG glassine wrap and box; book is extremely clean, unread; glassine wrinkled, not creased, and edgeworn across top and chipped at extrems, white box darkening, one corner of top split and repaired with archival tape. Sandford and Merton in Words of One Syllable. Tan cloth with bright coloured blue, brown, and red illustration of Hal removing snake from Ned's leg; gilt titles, text in two columns, 6 chromolitho plates; pp.
After a scene in which Hal, a farmer's son, saves Tom, a rich merchant's son, from a snake, Tom is taken to be educated with Hal on the lines of Rousseau by a local clergyman, Mr. From an early children's book written by Thomas Day in Peter Rabbit at the Farm. Peter Rabbit Went to Sea. Peter Rabbit's Christmas. One of a collection of books republished in as Wee Books for Wee Folks with coloured illustrations on every spread. The Overall Boys. A First Reader. The boy counterparts of the Sunbonnet Babies have simple adventures, increasing somewhat in reading difficulty; told in large print with full coloured drawings.
With words and music for "The Overall Boys in Brigade. VG; clean, bright boards with slightly bumped corners, spine a bit faded, light reading wrinkles to early pages. Nettie Huxley. Gander's Story. London: Macmillan, ; red cloth boards, gold titles, with two white geese; gold titles on spine; pages are all of grey paper with red print and drawings; oblong, 9x5.
Two geese have a good gossip over tea. Yellowbill, the gossip, pumps Mrs. Gander, the vain mother, to get as much exciting information as she can about the Gander marriage. An odd little book with geese who stay in character and funny little pictures sometimes covering a wordless spread. Illustrated by Nettie Huxley Roller , an international singer and the daughter of Thomas Huxley and the poet Henrietta Anne Huxley, who probably wrote this book. Hard to find. The Story of Reynard the Fox.
Quite a lively contrast to the moral tales available! G; finely penned 's Christmas inscription, corners bumped and rubbed to card at tips, spine ends bumped, cover dusty, small snipped chip on margin of free front endpaper, pages darkening, lt. Der Struwwelpeter oder lustige Geschichten und drollige Bilder. Loewes Verlag, Frankfurter Originalausgabe, 20th c reprint. A nice bright reprint of this classic, with crisp pages printed on two sides and clean matte boards, pleasantly browning on front.
VG; sl bumps to extrems and bottom corners worn through, small pull tear on front. Der Struwwelpeter oder lustige geschichten und drollige Bilder fur kinder von Jahren. VG; half inch tear to top of vulnerable spine, else a lovely copy with just a bit of darkening on all margins, spine bright, pages very clean, and flat. The Turtle Ferry Boat. Los Angeles: Smith Publicity Co.
Georgina of the Rainbows. Britton, , 1st. New York: D. The author, an ichthyologist and the first president of Stanford University, was persuaded to tell the stories he had told his own children to other groups. While he was absent at the Bering Sea Commission in , two Stanford Education students circulated the stories among more groups of children in California and Washington DC, who drew the many pictures in this volume and critiqued some of the plots. Of great interest for the drawings, taken from more than a thousand samples. Our Children's Pets. London: S. Partridge, 9, Paternoster Row, ?
A collection of short stories and poems about household and farm pets, with numerous etchings both full paged and in text by Harrison Weir, J. Fitzgerald, J. Foster, A. Knight, J. A splendid robin! G; plate very deeply coloured and bright, bottom edges and corners of boards rubbed, crack and tiny hole along spine; pale blue watercolour stains? Wien Vienna : Carl Konegen, Ivory paper boards with coloured medallion title, doubled pages, 3. The Just So Song Book. Olive green cloth with black stamped elephant child blowing music from his trunk; 7. Set to music by Edward German.
A view of US attitudes toward Mexican culture at the end of the 19th c, with graphics on almost every page, and informative dialogue alternately by the Boy Travellers, their companion, Dr. Bronson, and the people they meet. Fables de la Fontaine. In the same format as his Perrault of Wry, comic illustrations of Aesop's tales with very simple text.
The animal and insect expressions are a delight! A lovely copy of this book. VG; a little light foxing on bottom margin, scuffed lower right corner bent at 2cm, partially rubbed to white on edges, to card on other corners; rubbed and finely scratched on back but no loss of green colour; spine smooth, straight, tight, no name or other marks. Paris: La Bonne Compagnie, , limited edition of the first 50 in a special edition with an original watercolour ; rebound in half leather, brown calf with nine bands in a contemporary design, brown marbled paper boards, brown marbled endpapers smaller pattern gilt titles, teg, ribbons, spine of original softcover bound in volume two, two full page watercolours and small coloured illustrations in text; Vol I pp, Vol II pp.
A beautiful set with peaceful pictures of the French countryside published just after the war. VG; in elegant script, a lovely quoted verse to the recipient Paris on one of three blank pages following the endpaper, essentially unread, tight in binding with white pages. The Fables of La Fontaine. Beautiful lithographs in a Grosset original. The Blue Poetry Book. London: Longmans, , 1st. Dark blue cloth with gilt tracery. Good only; spine faded, spine edges and tips and board corners worn; gilt design and gilt edges rubbed; front hinge shaken; inscr.
The True Story Book. Original dark blue cloth gilt stamped, with man with sword hailing frigate on front and finely drawn Moctezuma on spine, gilt all around, rounded spine, black endpapers; 8vo; pp. Twenty-four historical adventure stories, some, like the retelling of Prescott on Cortez and Moctezuma, quite long, with few pictures.
Nice to think that Billy, David, and Nancy read and reread this book many times. G; period plate with bears and green children's names, quite loose in binding, bottom edges and spine ends very rubbed and worn away, gilt bright. Almanach dedie aux Dames pour l'an Paris: LeFuel chez Delaunay, , white leather with fine gilt borders and spine, gilt all around; short ribbon marker; in similar gilded leather sleeve, with pages of poetry and short prose followed by the Table of Contents, then a page for every month with Souvenirs, or Memories, blank pages following, beautiful dark steel cut engravings, the frontis of Blanche of Castille, tissue guard; 4.
An elegant little volume in a rare matching sleeve. London: Routledge, , 1st. Rust cloth backed glazed paper pictorial boards with bevelled edges, showing large pipe design and illustrated letters, oblong, With accompaniments by Theo Marzials, illustrated by Crane, engraved and printed in fine and delicate colours throughout by Edmund Evans. Traditional ballads and love songs rather than nursery songs.
VG; clean, edgeworn boards and spine with corners bumped and worn, light foxing in lower margins throughout.
Belle's Pink Boots. NY: E. Dutton and Co. A summer story of a neighborhood of little girls, in a very pretty binding with moderately clear chromolithos. The classic story of a silly war. Written originally for the author's boys, and illustrated in , with bright, deep lithos and wonderful details by Bruller Vercours "surprisingly intelligent and painterly drawings" A.
New York: Sam'l Gabriel, ; red cloth backed illustrated paper boards with duck at a crossroads; geese on endpapers, half tones and coloured pictures; 6. A longer story of a little gosling's journeys. The Wonderful Locomotive. The Young Angler. Rambling thoughts on the natural history of the English countryside, pleasantly expressed for children, not a tract. VG; finely penned name fep, extrems sl bumped, lt soil along edge of top board; endpapers darkening, pages flat and clean. The Beginner's American History. By an author of a series of American history text of increasing difficulty, this one upper elementary.
They are, or were recently still in print. Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes. Approximately short rhymes with some illustrations in text. The plates have the text of one stanza below the picture. Note: many plates are not facing the page listed, clearly as published. VG; April, inscription, spot and scuffing is visible on back upon close inspection, a nice clean copy.
New York: McLoughlin; nd ca 's? Elliott; decorated glazed paper boards, top and bottom, with Mother Goose in glasses and a bright red shawl, picking out tunes with her webbed feet; red and gilt titles; yellow endpapers, 8vo; np. Each song has a fine engraving as a large header. Some of these tunes are the ones used today, some not, but all are singable. This book was reprinted many times in different bindings, this probably an early version. G; name on fep; rubbed paper spine damaged for one half inch at bottom, corners and edges rubbed through to card, one 4" gutter tear; small modern repaired tear on cover, pages darkening a little but very flat, unmarked, and clean.
Caldecott's First Collection of Pictures and Songs. Caldecott's Second Collection of Pictures and Songs. Black cloth with full paste on plate of Mother Goose in straw bonnet sheltering two children under her wings, peach endpapers with white geese and babies in mob caps, 12 coloured plates as issued and numerous drawings in text; 12x8. A real treasure, which has been read and cared for. Catherine Patricia Bray has very carefully lettered her name and the date, Dec. Her light pencil guidelines are still evident. A turn of the century of the New England classic 19th c Mother Goose collection, first assembled by Thomas Fleet from his Goose mother-in-law in , and, in this version, edited by Monroe and Francis in w the Goose Family history.
Mother Goose. Chicago: P. Volland Company, Popular Edition ; illustrated paper boards, not plate, endpapers with geese and lavender and green design, geese bordered pages and plates with rhymes in cartouche; 9x The classic American mother goose. VG; faded original blue to grey spine and in margins of boards, inset illustration and gilt bright, some light soil spots; ow a nice unwrinkled copy with very light handling soil in some margins, index page has 1.
Favorite Rhymes from Mother Goose. NY: Stokes, , probable 1st; grey boards with blue and white titles, watercolour of little girl in pink dress with goose on her shoulder, one sided watercoloured pages on toothed paper, 9x11"; 12 pp incld title page. Very delicate, pale lithos of watercolour pictures, not chromolithos. Nursie's Little Rhyme Book. Coloured calico paper boards with round panel with girl brushing doll's hair, 10 coloured plates; 6x4. These small format books contain the illustrations and songs of the two large books, with smaller scale pictures. Burd, and W. Gurney in deep colour.
Trueman, Thomas. Philadelphia: George B. Zieber and Co. Taken together with the volume published in the previous year by Zeiber they comprise "all that is valuable in this particular department of juvenile literature. Some longer ballads and many unfamiliar rhymes and variants here. The later Smith editions are in World Cat, but this, presumably first, edition is not. Clever Bill. Clever Bill, a soldier doll, races to catch up with Mary's train at Dover.
A simple book about a toy's love. Zuni Indian Tales. New York: G. Nusbaum's small son Deric was adopted by the Zunis, and as he sat as the feet of the elders of the tribe and listened to tales, she was able to record them. Great Swedish Fairy Tales. Ivory cloth boards, dark blue backed with blue horse and rider stamped, gilt border line, yellow top edge, blue textured eps, 8vo, jacket front blue starry sky with princely rider and spear; pp. A well designed book of old tales illustrated with facsimiles of the works of Sweden's great John Bauer , whose work is so richly imagined, and so hard to find in the original.
When the Root Children Wake Up. New York: J. Lippincott Company, n. New Edition; red boards with large pasted on plate of root children playing in the tall grass, peach endpapers with silhouette of children in parade; 9x A nice later copy of this American edition with full colour illustrations of the little children at work and play.
The Land of Goodness Knows Where. London: Newnes, early, no date. Red cloth; pp. A very period fantasy with Walloping Wangalou,Queen Flippits etc. Intro states "Dear other children,. I love them all, please love them too,and p'r'aps you may be invited and have nice adventures. Donald in Numberland. New York: Rae D. Henkle Co. Interesting as one of the five books with which the Haders began their long career and also as an imaginative math fantasy. Since he is paying no attention at all to his arithmetic, Donald is swept into Numberland by the number people.
There he learns how to work with numbers and begins to enjoy the process.
Lively 20's pictures in blue, black and hot pink throughout. Fair; because the loose spine paper has been glued down for 2" making it stiff to open, edges worn and corners worn through, small margin tears, paper clean but aging. Hilda and her Doll. I assume this is a second printing because the first, at U of Ohio, was stamped in gilt, black, and red on blue cloth whereas this is stamped in gilt and black only. Hilda played happily in her Granada, West Indies home, unaware that she was soon to be sent thousands of miles away, to France, to school.
Her father felt the experience of "finding her level" would be good for her character, but for a long time she was miserable at school. Her classmates teased her for the wonderful gift her nurse had given her, a beautiful handmade West Indian doll. The international flavour of this book keeps it from being a Sunday School tract. The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck. London: F. A nice little copy with good colour and a paste-on plate, in gift condition.
The Chunkies' Adventures. London: Humphrey Milford; n. Orange cloth with stamped black borders and large plate of policeman leading Chunky children and dog, white endpapers with Chunky people, 5 col plates; 8. Round Chunky children decide to take the horse and go out to visit their uncle by themselves. Quite cheerful and funny writing.
One of a hard to find series by the author of the Peek-a-boos. Chunkies title list. Front plate and plates in lovely condition, large jacket illustration and pages nice; unclipped, no price. Paris: Editions Jules Tallandier, Nov 1, Cloth backed full coloured plaid paper boards with smiling dog head, Comic events in the life of a happy-go-lucky dog of uncertain breed with many drawings, half in colour. G; bottom edges chipped, corners worn through, soft endpapers edgeworn with six inch closed tear, spine soiled and bumped, interior slightly toned at margins but nice. Les Gourmandises de Charlotte.
BimK ; preface by M. Edouard Pailleron. Yellow cloth backed green glazed boards with vignettes of Charlotte: tiny, overstuffed, and healed; on the back, Zozor, the pug, sitting in a cracked sugar egg; 8. Charlotte, a rather spoiled little girl of four years, decides she will eat nothing but sweets. As the doctor predicts, she becomes smaller and smaller, going through all sorts of adventures until at last she reforms and vows to eat everything in sight.
That doesn't work either, and she resolves at last to eat a healthy diet. Wonderful pictures of a stubborn little girl in her elegant surroundings. Written very amusingly by a young mother. Samary was also an actress in the Comedie Francaise and a subject of Renoir's paintings; she suffered a violent death at the age of Job's charming paintings are in a lighter style similar to Boutet de Monvel. G -; boards and spine are worn, bottom corners bent, darkened and soiled, binding is loose with threads showing, paper darkening a bit, but clean and flat; dark foxing on one spread from an inserted paper, now gone; in general, read and reread but treated with care.
Scull, ; both outside covers are "Good Times for the Home," 4to; sample pages of all five books bound as one volume with their front boards, containing photos, chromolithos, drawings, the whole being about 1" thick. Salesman's sample dummy. Quite a view of turn-of-the-century home entertainment!
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Nursery Rhymes from Bohemia. New York: Robert M. Szalatnay, translator, New York, ; verses by Anna V. Winslow; blue cloth backed blue paper boards with large yellow mums in vase containing title; yellow green bordered endpapers with basket of flowers in center, 9. Little rhymes, some of which must be traditional, on brightly bordered pages with intricate bordered illustrations of traditional country life in primary colours. See illus inside front cover. VG; rubs to white on board edges and corners and very slight scuffing near edges, else very bright and clean.
What perfect illustrations for Sophie, a lively, hot-tempered, greedy little girl living a privileged life in France almost two hundred years ago! Sophie found herself in the midst of many woes of her own making, like the time she decided to salt her mother's goldfish and cut them in little slices. VG; light even soil on soft white paper boards, corners very bumped and worn through, all else clean and flat. Lothrop, , 1st edition. Green cloth elaborately stamped, gilt titles and children, red accents; pp. A pretty edition of this series about a poor but contented family. Very Good VG ; clean, slight bumps to extremities.
Willie Winkie's Nursery Songs of Scotland. Silsbee has made available verses written for Scottish children a few years previously, trying to retain "the racy terseness so often weakened by a translation. VG; pencil inscription, large bookplate of a owner, shiny area on spine, perhaps from his cataloguing label, wear to corners and espc spine ends, pages darkening a bit, tight, straight, and clean.
Cornelli, a Story of the Swiss Alps. Stork with an introduction by Charles Wharton Stork. Red cloth with quarter buff back and stamped gold children, teg, with 14 tipped in col plates as issued on buff mats, light grey endpapers with decorated borders and small pictures, 4 different spreads of light green page decorations; pp. Mademoiselle Pimbeche. Paris: J. Delightful, large illustrations tell the story of an unbearably bossy and fussy little girl, who is sent to live in the countryside for a week by her wise mother.
Though she resists at first, she becomes a simple and natural child. Stahl ends with a plea to send the poor children of Paris on country vacations. A Child's Garden of Verses. Red cloth boards with large white panel with children on parade, blue and white border, yellow edges all around, 8. A familiar volume in the 40's and 50's. Very lively pictures, many in bright, flat colour.
Little Tommy Stuffin. Staunton, VA: Schultz, An amusing fabric binding that appears stuffed, with a plate with red-haired Tommy on it. No interior illustrations. Stories from Old Fashioned Children's Books. London: Leadenhall Press, , 1st edition. Navy cloth with gilt picture and title, top edge gilt, small 8vo: pages including ads. Reproductions of earlier little books. Bratri Mravenci, pravdive vypsani mnoha probehu ze zivota broucku motylu a mravencu.
Many intricate drawings of real and fantastic insects, finely decorated capitals. VG; edges of boards worn, white cover darkening, as is paper inside, however flat and clean. Vrabec Tulak, pravdive vpsani ze zivota ptaku. Extraordinary paintings by the Slovak? The stories, by a well know author of tales, seem to be about bird society, with dressed and outfitted birds with the expressions of wild birds. A wonderful book for a bird lover, even if your Czech is nonexistent. VG; edgewear to white underlay, and some rubbing, paste-on plate clean, pages browning but clean and flat, a few pages near the back have top corners bumped, which does affect the margin of one plate.
Rainy Day Pastimes. Boston: The Page Company, ; beveled boards with stamped red, black, and maroon titles and picture of a little girl looking at a book, JWS initials ; 7. Over illustrations, diagrams. An excellent classroom or homeschool resource, originally written for teachers and parents. The many straw and card necklaces, cut snowflakes, stencils, bead weavings and paper woven borders in this book have passed out of use and the patterns are no longer available.
They would be great ways to insert a little art and design into the math or NCLB writing classroom. G -; name, cream boards very darkened and soiled, corner tips and spine ends worn through cloth, handling soil on prelims, spine dark, two half inch margin tears, otherwise this is all flat and clean, secure in binding. Clair de Lune and Other Troubadour Romances. George C. Curtis, Ltd.
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Tan cloth with pasted-on plate of couple in boat surrounded by gilt and brown stamped frame, teg, w. The Book of the Animal Kingdom; Mammals. London: Dent and New York: Dutton, Embossed gold, white, and blue stamped polar bear on olive boards; pp. Fourteen coloured and plain plates chiefly from photographs of the living animals. VG; bottom edge of spine worn through, top spine rubbed, foxed area on front endpaper, tissue guards present, clean copy. Nestlings of Forest and Marsh. Chicago: A. Green cloth boards with stamped picture, black birch outline and white nestlings, 12 full page photogravure and many illustrations from photos in text; 5.
Nature stories of nests and nestlings, not necessarily meant for children, written from the experiences of the author and her husband in the countryside north of Chicago. VG; pail one inch spot on back. The Toys' Adventures at the Zoo. NY: Macmillan, , 1st. Little Elephant. A charming little book! Told in the first person by the little elephant, whose life revolves around his great mother. With expressive pictures on every page above the short text; four coloured pictures, incld frontis. G; beautiful, large inscription, boards evenly soiled, a 1" in spot, corners and spine worn, endpapers foxed and soiled, pages clean.
A collection of humane and amusing observations on parenthood and small children, written by a father; a Swedish classic. Stephen's Light. Holt, , 1st; pp. A young Renaissance woman defies tradition and wins independence in the world of commerce. I was pretty good at analyzing handwriting, and I could discern three things in Rae's: kindness, strength, and future disappointment. Women like Rae sooner or later run into disappointment because beauty has given them a heightened awareness of themselves. It isn't vanity. It is high hopes and optimism. Think of starlets, how they begin and how they end.
From Wando High to Mount Pleasant was straight uninterrupted shopping with no letup, a hive of purchasing activity that was reassuring. I was a poor shopper myself, too easily baffled by the array of goods. In malls I became overstimulated and wound up taking a seat in the community service area watching cloggers or the kids' poster contest. So if I really wanted something I tried to buy it out of a catalog or at a yard sale, and once I even stole a lipstick rather than go through the process of legitimate purchase.
Kleptomania did not strike me as a weird disorder: I could imagine ethics outweighed by desire. But methodical shopping as a daily activity was beyond me, and I was always impressed on this highway by the hordes of people stocking up on new shoes, blue jeans, groceries, hamsters, mini-vans, tomato plants, sheets of plywood, ice-cream cones. The level of shopping was an indicator, in my opinion, of human trust in the future. I myself sometimes woke up in the middle of the night scared to death. When I tried to pinpoint the fear, nothing logical came to mind. All I could come up with was the end of the world, but nobody else feared that.
Look at them 'swarming into the Garden Centre, coming out with flats of two-tone petunias and soaker-hoses! But I had that tingling. Maybe ordinary life can continue only so long before the extraordinary will pop into it. I didn't know where it might come from, but I was prepared. Good advice. I kept my head down. The most immediate danger I could think of was from trash. If I hit a bottle or a shoe I might swerve into traffic, most of which was people my age heading for the beach.
People my age were murder. Sometimes they tossed stuff out of cars. I could tell when something was coming at me, even though I never gave them the satisfaction of a glance over my shoulder. Their car would slow down and let out a puff of music as the window opened. Then the beer can or whatever would hit my arm, and the car was already so far past I couldn't see who it was.
Possibly the people in the car did not know what harm they could do me. Possibly they did know. But if I had one personality trait it was vigilance. My personality in toto was a mystery to me; for some time now I had been trying to figure it out but could not seem to get a good look at it. I kept a diary by my bed so that if I thought of an attribute I had, I could write it down.
But the list was short. One I was sure of was "vigilance. I sensed that I was on a verge. A large block of time was due to crack open in front of me, the future that up till then had been impenetrable. I stuck to the highway. Even though I had traveled it that morning, I saw new things. I noticed for the first time a new TV tower in the distance, making a string of six now in the long stretch of marsh up the Intracoastal Waterway. And then I saw that the small swamp between Seagull Shores and Oakview had turned into dry land, and a sign had gone up saying, "Gator Pond Estates. A car went by.
Something pinged against my helmet. A jelly bean could do me in, I realized. I wore a safety helmet and did not care how it looked. When other seniors were screeching out of the Wando parking lot in their Cherokees and Broncos, I strapped on my helmet and backpack in plain sight and let them have a laugh if they needed one so desperately. If I had been a normal teenage girl I might have cared, but I wasn't and didn't.
When I say I was not normal, I don't just mean I had the usual adolescent delusions of being different from everyone else. My upper lip had failed to fuse during a critical embryonic stage, and I had been born with a split there. Not a full-fledged harelip, but a small, neat slice not quite all the way through. When I was three, the lip had been repaired, and now, they said, it was hardly noticeable. Well: Does "hardly noticeable" mean "noticeable" or "not noticeable"? But I wasn't one to set store by looks. In fact, my scar had taught me a thing or two. It had put me into a different sphere.
I sometimes felt as if I were a member of a third gender or secret species. For a long time I felt guilty about my lip, and I had an urge to apologize to my mother for it. Imagine, expecting another wonder baby and getting one with a flapping lip. However, I later found out that I had no need to apologize. It was more likely that she needed to apologize to me. I accepted the seam, ran my finger over its shiny ridge whenever I was in deep thought, and went on with my life.
I had no time for guilt or resentment; I had interests that required all my attention, interests unlike those of most teenagers. I was studying certain things. Not that I counted myself superior. Gladly I'd have given up my pursuits in exchange for an afternoon in the hair stylist's chair getting my hair flipped over one eye, or lying on the beach slathered in Bain de Soleil, or trying on lingerie at Sweet Nothings in the shopping plaza. I'd have enjoyed those things as much as the next girl.
But I wasn't free. Something had come over me. Recently, like within the past few weeks. I could not tell at first whether it was an affliction or a gift. It was primarily a feeling, but different from the others in that it was constant, it didn't ebb and flow. I called it "invision" because it was almost as if I could see into things. Things glittered at me as I rode past.
They had started glittering after I read in the paper about a study done by Clemson University scientists concerning the greenhouse effect. The level of the ocean, they had learned, was on the rise. Their computer had generated a map of the coastline of South Carolina as it would appear fifty years from now. I studied this map carefully.
We were not on it. Our house, town, most of the city of Charleston, were shown in blue, i. Inundation would be gradual, inches per year, but inevitable, unless everyone in the world immediately stopped burning coal, using fertilizer, and spraying aerosol deodorant. Fat chance, I said to myself. So every time I looked at my own yard, every time I rode the bicycle, I saw not the good old world I had known forever, but a world it was nearly time to say good-bye to.
Beauty doubled and tripled around me. The place was doomed. I hid it. One time I mentioned it to Wayne, who was just nuts enough himself to sometimes know what I was talking about. We were at a Dixie Youth League baseball game; Wayne was coaching a team of twelve-year-olds. He sat on the bench with the team, and I sat behind the fence in the bleachers. Our team, which was quasi-integrated a pale brown right-fielder whose parents were lawyers was up against a black team. We didn't have a chance, even though some of the opponents had no gloves and caught with their caps.
I saw the red infield, the parched yellow outfield, the white lime baseline. The playground was a new one in the middle of nowhere: you could still smell pine resin from leaking stumps. I saw the little boys, ours tough and foul-mouthed out of fear, theirs wiry and friendly out of fear. I saw an aluminum bat flash in the sun, which was heading down behind a stand of long-leaf pine. Seagulls passed over with their disjointed flappy style of flying, and I heard thin radio music.
Radio music out-of-doors has always been hard on me. I experienced a sort of heart flutter and called out to Wayne. He motioned time out to the umpire and came up to the fence. I can't get another pitcher in there until the next inning, goddammit. I thought Our uniforms turned pink. I heard this song. I don't. I gave up. Pop had lost his license after a number of speeding offenses.
He was a good driver, had never had a wreck, but he couldn't help driving fast due to his faith in the world. Caution is an attribute of the suspicious mind. When Pop got on the Interstate, he just naturally let the speedometer ease right up to seventy, eighty miles an hour. When last arrested he was doing eighty-three between Charleston and Columbia and didn't even realize the siren and light coming up behind were aimed at him.
He apologized to the arresting officer, and they had a chat about the scarcity of black ducks this season, but the incident turned out to be the last straw in the opinion of the highway department computer, which suspended his right to operate a motor vehicle for six months.
A man without a car is a miserable creature, especially a businessman, especially a Southern businessman. What was he supposed to do, he said, ride the bus? Mother said the bus was quite nice, in fact. But she ended up driving him everywhere he wanted to go. He was embarrassed to the bone and sat with his head lowered. Sitting on the passenger side made him feel like a pansy, he'd said yesterday. She was interested in homosexuals and protective of them, ideologically.
I was riding in the back seat, listening. I loved their discussions and listened whenever I could. I feel light. I feel passive. I feel like She always seemed mildly amused by the world. You are a fine driver, an excellent driver. I love your driving. Drive me to Builderama for shingles and nails. Dioramas, telethons. Cineramas, walkathons. Let's just buy the shingles at Mr. Powell's store.
He has them, doesn't he? Drive me to Mr. She liked to have days to herself instead of being at his beck and call. They loved each other in their comfortable, easy way; I had been a constant witness to it ever since I could remember. They were what you could call devoted to each other. From my bike I could see over the stores to where the sky was clear. A few big pines still stood in the woods behind the shopping strip, tall enough to make that design against the bare sky that I liked, a black silhouette showing the essence of the tree, i.
I loved them. I loved the weeds as well, their vast greenery and indifference to surroundings, their anonymity, their humility. Some bloomed and bore fruit even between the lanes of Highway They were common varieties easily found in any patch of dirt, but they had no names that I knew of. So I named them. Spanish Thistle, Heart-of-the-Moon, Beanweed. That way I could think about them better. In the distance the highway appeared to flare suddenly into the air; that was the bridge into Charleston.
But before the bridge, just beyond the television station, was an opening in the shopping strip and a nondescript road that cut back behind the import repair shop. That was my road. It led to my town, Mount Pleasant, which huddled secretly behind all this new development. My town had been similarly engulfed, not by mud but by overflow from the city of Charleston, which had erupted and settled all around, leaving Mount Pleasant embedded in the middle. You might never suspect, if you were a traveler on the main route, that just down this unmarked road lay a real town.
I made the turn at Channel Three and then down behind the repair shop, where all the doctors brought their Mercedes-Benzes for tuning. Doctors were one of my interests, because of their unique vantage point both in and above the world. They know so much they could be priests, and yet they love the material world and participate in it fully. This was an attractive area for them: good hospitals, good boat ramps. The Mercedes mechanic had studied in Frankfurt.
While he worked on their cars, the doctors often leaned over the hood observing, as if what they really wanted to be was mechanics. Sometimes Wayne's father was in there; his new SL was regularly screwing up. He usually waved to me, knowing he had seen me somewhere before. But he wasn't there now, and I was disappointed. I had not seen Wayne in a month, I didn't want to see him, but seeing his father's car or his father's girlfriend or her car gave me a sort of thrill. The simple truth about me and Wayne was that I could no longer keep up the sexual pace of our relationship.
I had pretty much lost interest in it. Wayne's idea about sex was that it was still a healthy, fun thing for people in love to do, especially us because we were new at it. He said so whenever I held back. His argument was "gather ye rosebuds," slightly modified from the original. Sex, he said, was dying out, and we ought to take advantage of it while it was still available.
He envisioned the whole world of pleasure eventually shutting down around us. I'm serious, Lucille. Nobody will be moving. We're looking at a classic case of now or never. I had nothing against sex. But with Wayne I never felt the feeling I call "desire. You would never call it a fun thing to do. I had felt it only a couple of times, but its memory did not fade. The first time was at a black-and-white French movie in which a girl hiked up her skirt in front of a man, a stranger; and the second time was in a dream about Wayne in which he so differed from his real self in every detail that he was the contradiction of himself, and drew me like an undertow.
Work middle continues at Ball Court Two discovered in Xunantunich. Awe right with one of the original panels he discovered in In Maya mythology, 13 represents the number of levels in heaven. At the heart of the property lies the remains of a small Maya settlement, known as a plazuela Spanish for a small plaza. The site includes a temple, feasting hall, residential structures and a rare domed sweat house. Instead of being built around a main plaza like other Maya cities, Lamanai has no main square and instead follows the bank of the New River. So far, only five per cent of the city has been uncovered by archaeologists.
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As they excavate, areas where evidence of human activity are discovered are added to the map. Ils dessinent une carte de base du site avant de creuser. Individual layers of earth are removed, and the earth is screened for artifacts. Archaeologists excavating an area will sometimes backfill any holes and often throw in a modernday object to mark the depth they dug to. Future archaeologists will then know there was a previous dig at that location. DNA analysis is an important process. It recently proved valuable when Maya remains found in the tomb discovered by Awe in were tested and revealed that the occupant of the tomb was female and not male as originally thought.
Artifacts are grouped together by type: ceramic, stone, organic artifacts cloth and leather , bone, shell and seeds. Finds are dated, photographed, catalogued and are often displayed, with replicas sometimes placed at the original site. Some call it paradise. Dental implant therapy is a popular tooth replacement procedure, and individuals are drawn to tourist destinations by the lure of low-cost dental work.
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Meanwhile, chefs greet fishermen at their back doors, grow their own gardens, and forage tropical fruit from their neighbours to create new and noteworthy dishes. He brings to Stubborn Seed a palate for concentrated flavours, a nose for superior local supplies and an eye for beauty. The resulting dishes are created with somewhat simple ingredients—such as Warm Celery Root with crackling maitake, creamy mustard, topped with herbs and blossoms—but are complex in presentation and texture.
The dining scene in Miami is wellcultured and driven by the locals. For Cuban pastelitos pastries filled with tangy guava paste or savoury empanadas, head to Little Havana, where Pastelmania lives up to its hype. Enjoy the cheeses and charcuterie selection while listening to live music every evening. The openair design, sumptuous rooms and gorgeous views reflect its intention to impress. He says his classic culinary style is heavily influenced by all the travelling he has done. These interactions have allowed him to offer authentic Cayman flavours: fresh and uncomplicated. De Francesca is also grateful for the abundance of fresh seafood and island produce.
It is also multicultural, influenced by the more than different nationalities represented on the islands. In the middle of Ave, sits Avecita—a restaurant within a restaurant. It is one of the most coveted reservations in town. Diners belly up to delicacies such as avocado with almonds and caviar, morel mushrooms with scallops, and wood-fired fish and steak.
Serving up elevated Mexican street-style food, Coccoloba is an open-air beachside restaurant, famous for its impeccably fresh ceviche, but just as renowned for its impressive view. North Americans are rediscovering this classic drink, which is gluten-free, steeped in history and just plain delicious. Not only would farmers pay their labourers partly in cider, he says, but in colonial times the fermented beverage was considered safer to drink than water.
Indeed, in the apple-growing regions of Canada and the United States—from B. In , after four years of research and recipe testing, Haworth and his wife, Amy Robson, opened their cider house in Freelton a community in Hamilton located between Toronto and the Niagara wine region. West Avenue Cider House sits on a acre farm planted with about 6, trees that produce a staggering varieties of apples. Many makers are barrel-aging their ciders, adding seasonal or tropical fruits and dry-hopping them for a deeper, more sophisticated flavour. Others are turning late-harvest apples into rich ice ciders by freezing the apples prior to fermentation, similar to the process of ice wine.
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Cut a few holes in the crust to allow the steam to escape and brush the top with beaten egg. Bake for one hour. It is a classic dish among French Canadians, usually served during the holidays. Breathe in. Chill out. Plan your next getaway with some downtime and vitamin D. Fly nonstop to sunshine, warm natural escapes and healing waters. Once you arrive, check in, chill out and live your calmest, wellest self. Residents and visitors alike enjoy its outdoor adventure offerings, oppurtunities for relaxation, vibrant health and wellness scene and high-end dining.
The two-week tournament is the largest in the world after the four Grand Slams. To stay and play, La Quinta Resort features 23 state-of-the-art courts, with 10 lighted for night play. Accessing all the draws of Indian Wells is made easy for members of the Toscana Country Club, a private equity club and luxury residential community framed by the local mountain ranges and dotted with palm and cyprus trees.
To the north, in Desert Hot Springs, there is no shortage of world-class pampering. Built over natural hot and cold mineral water aquifers, the welcoming city is home to more than 20 boutique hotels featuring therapeutic mineral springs, including the historic Two Bunch Palms Resort, which has been open since the s.
In fact, all of the cities that make up Greater Palm Springs come together to create one serene and natural. Great just became spectacular. Active just became energizing. And amazing just became fabulous. So, what are you waiting for? In addition, excellent health care services abound in the region. The Eisenhower has built a name for itself as a trusted provider of cardiovascular, orthopedic, oncology and neuroscience services. The healthy dining scene in Greater Palm Springs only keeps improving, too, and those who prioritize nutritious eating have several ways to do so.
On most days of the week you can find a farmers market to visit and sample the produce grown in the rich local soil. For those looking to learn new skills, numerous cooking classes are also available across the cities in Greater Palm Springs, even some where you can learn from much-respected top chefs. Shoppers, too, will be thrilled to visit Greater Palm Springs.
From unique local boutiques, designer shops and vintage finds to major American retailers, there are plenty of options to discover. Gail Jewelers are creators of fine accessories who prioritize high-end fashion while keeping comfort-of-wear in mind. Choose from decadent styling options like a necklace chain in pink gold, or opt to include a south sea pearl in your jewelry piece. Treasure-hunting shoppers can also peruse some of the vintage and antique shops in the area, full of one-of-a-kind goods. Mid-century modern furniture buffs will find a plethora of stores to browse.
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Also found in Palm Desert is the year-. Every Saturday and Sunday, this openair market delights its visitors. Special events, such as live music, are scheduled periodically. For adventure-seekers, there are incredible hikes of all difficulty levels throughout the desert. The up-and-down Bump and Grind Trails near Palm Desert lead you to a view of the entire valley, and a ramble through the Indian Canyons leads hikers to waterfalls and native palm trees.
Of course, with all the warm daylight hours and more than days of sunshine, golf and tennis can be played year-round. Yoga classes, too, are made more appealing by outdoor classes held in beautiful parks and green spaces right through December. In the region, outdoor sport com-.
There are bicycle clubs, running clubs, yoga clubs and more, and short-term visitors are encouraged to drop in with groups. Take in the great outdoors without exerting too much effort by hitching a and-a-half-minute ride up the Palm. French food is the star on the menu, and local ingredients are often incorporated. Springs Aerial Tramway, the largest of its kind in the world. There are lots of indoor pursuits for the arts and culture-lovers in Greater Palm Springs, too. Numerous art galleries showcase local and international artists in a variety of mediums.
Of course, even a stroll along city streets will often reveal striking homes and public buildings in the mid-century modern style that the area is famous for. Should you seek live theatre, film, live music or dance performances, there are a variety of venues and outdoor spaces consistently busy with rousing performances all through the region.
The harshness of winter will become a faint memory as you take your pick of the endless enticing ways to enjoy the Greater Palm Springs area. Indulge, play and be delighted daily by the special vibe of this sun-filled destination. A Brand New Hip. Daryl Collier of Vancouver, Canada, badly needed a hip replacement. The pain and reduced mobility were making it hard to keep working, but scheduling surgery in Vancouver could take months. A week later, Daryl had a brand new hip.
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