Vol. 12 No. 6 - Betsy's Wedding

Vol. 12 No. 6 - Betsy's Wedding

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72nd issue of The Storybook Home Journal™. Made & Printed in the USA. Categories: Betsys Wedding, Magazine, Maud Hart Lovelace & Nancy Young

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Vol. 12 No. 6 of The Storybook Home Journal

Betsy's Wedding

What's in this issue?

And Be At All Content the Decorating article

Lessons in decorating from essayist and naturalist, John Burroughs, and Betsy and Joe's experiences in feathering their nest.

And After The Dishes Were Washed the Hearth article

A look at linens such as newlywed Betsy would have had, the art of monogramming, plus a pattern for a knitted linsey dish scrub.

That Terrible Question the Kitchen article

Perfect starter recipes for the befuddled newlywed cook, inspired by Betsy's experiences.

How Short A While the Music article

Biography of Vernon and Irene Castle, plus descriptions and more about dances mentioned in Betsy's Wedding, including the One-Step, Hesitation Waltz, Lulu-Fado, Tango, and Maxixe.

Anything And Forget-Me-Nots the Garden article

The in's and out's of raising forget-me-nots and their sister varieties.

Painted-White the Workshop article

Step-by-step instructions for a perfect wood-pickling finish.

Living Richly Without Being Rich the Attic article

Living In The Sunlight the Writer's Garret article

Seymore describes the necessity of securing home not only against perils roaming the world at large, but perils arising within families because "no home can endure without accounting for them."  He illustrates by recounting an incident that occurred soon after he and Bryhta arrived in Williamsburg, and then observes: Over the years, I have learned that the best thing to do, apart from trying to distance and insulate one's self and loved ones from such assaults, is to get on with one's own life, one's own happiness.

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Staying after school

By Nancy Young
 Our Twain issue steamboated itself out to subscribers last week, a little slow due to a stem-to-stern overhaul of The Journal's working space (the second, and hopefully, final one this year!)
So this week we're already deeply entrenched in Dickens' Little Dorrit in order to make up for lost time; and since all sorts of make-up work is heavy on our minds, we wanted to take a moment to share a few things here on this very neglected Newsroom section.
First, we had no opportunity to use two beloved Winslow Homer paintings in Mississippi Summer, but since they're perfect for back-to-school days and particularly for staying in from recess or staying after school to do do make-up work, we've shared them here... Read more »

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Early winter pleasures

By Nancy Young

At "The Violent Study Club," one of Betsy's planned poetry readings on a snowy night was James Russell Lowell's The First Snowfall (Betsy refers to it by it's first line in Betsy's Wedding).  It's a lovely, touching poem, and we include the first four stanzas here not only in salute to Betsy and Lowell, but to the first major snowfall of the season that's been "heaping field and highway" since about noon today.  (It arrived a little early for the gloaming part, however... Read more »

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A real-life Betsy's wedding

By Al R. Young

As our Betsy's Wedding issue shipped October 16th, we thought our readers would enjoy this real-life Edwardian wedding of Dan and his beautiful bride, Nettie, with her Tacy-like coronet braids (coincidentally their surname, like Tacy's, was Kelly); a wedding which took place just four years before Betsy and Joe tied the knot.  Excerpts from Nettie's wedding book are shared here by her granddaughter, Toni Langlais.  We met Toni, twelve years ago, just as our maiden issue of The Storybook Home Journal was coming out, and her correspondence has delighted us ever since... Read more »

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By Elspeth C. Young

Betsy-Tacy (and Tib).  And since it's always in that order, Tib seems to be a parenthetical.  Even though the chocolate-colored house joined the Hill Street duo early on, it always stands a little aloof: it's on a different street; its stateliness almost makes it unapproachable; and its child occupant—little bewitching beauty, Tib Mueller—seems to suffer from a bit of the same problem.  Tib is not Betsy's first confidant; not the secondo in the Cat duet; not the first companion of choice... Read more »

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The Betsy-Tacy series by Maud Hart Lovelace

By Al R. Young Reviewed by Nancy Young

Maud Hart Lovelace's Betsy-Tacy books are like perpetual summer. They are innocent, tender, and delightful. Difficulties arise, but never overpower the residents of Deep Valley, Minnesota. Particularly not the Ray family, one of childhood literature's few intact and fully functional families.
Based loosely on Maud Hart Lovelace's own childhood in Mankato, Minnesota, the series follows Betsy Ray (Maud), Tacy Kelly, and, later, Tib Mueller, from kindergarten through marriage, and grows delightfully with both the characters and the reader... Read more »

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