"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)


carpe, carpe

Today is a free extra day! What are you doing with it?
(I am finishing a big section of my dissertation, teaching two classes, picking up my no-longer wrecked car from the shop and going camping!)


Blogger Tauratinzwe said...

No extra or free here. Just a continuation of the long walk to freedom which temporarily begins tonight.

I liked what the bosses at the National Association of Photoshop Professionals did: they declared it a non-day and told everyone to stay home. ;-)

Friday, February 29, 2008 3:12:00 PM

Blogger CharlieMac said...

I will bet no one else who reads this blog did what my wife and I did with our 'extra' morning.

We demonstrated carding wool and spinning it into useful yarn/thread for middle school children. The event was the annual "Colonial Days" at Fort Conde in Mobile, Al.

I also talked about how women had to take the spun fiber, weave it into cloth, and then make clothes for the whole family. (No wonder old houses did not have closets. Not enough spare clothes to warrent closets.)

Mac McFatter
Semmes, Al

Friday, February 29, 2008 7:55:00 PM

Blogger texasinafrica said...

Mac, that is amazing. My parents took us to lots of historic homes and sites when we were kids and I always LOVED getting to see the "living history" demonstrations like yours. Kudos to you and your wife for helping modern families to understand our history!

Saturday, March 01, 2008 7:39:00 PM


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