Homecoming Miscellany

I’m home! And there is snow here. There are also some other things:

Rootabaga Stories

Remember Rootabaga Pigeons? My mother checked this out from the library for me. It’s “an omnibus volume including all the stories in ‘Rootabaga Stories’ and ‘Rootabaga Pigeons.'” Carl Sandburg’s fondness for long and fanciful section titles is confirmed beyond all doubt, as evidenced by: “Three Stories About the Finding of the Zigzag Railroad, the Pigs with Bibs On, the Circus Clown Ovens, the Village of Liver-and-Onions, the Village of Cream Puffs.” I read a couple of the stories. They are very weird and a little bit Ozian.

Behold, my very own copy of The Shenandoah Harmony, the newest shape note songbook! I know three members of the music committee who selected the songs for this collection, and two friends of mine have tunes in the book, so it’s rather exciting to finally acquire it.

Shenandoah HarmonyShenandoah Harmony 2

Finally, here’s the family cat, Bismarck, looking very literary.

French Bismarck

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