Thursday, September 29, 2022

Dignity at Home

"We are having very nice weather."

All is well at The Manse.

In this broadcast  read the story of the Queen of Sheba taking spices as a gift to Solomon,
in First Kings chapter 10.

The song below, contains the words of the Queen of Sheba when expressing to Solomon her wonder at all God had done for him: "Truly, the half has never yet been told."

Printable sheet music for this song HERE.
This song was written in 1859 and by the early 1960's was still in the church hymnals.


I also mentioned a discussion I heard called "Jane Austen: A Novel Approach to Virtue."
I am almost certain you will like it too.

Please rest, work, walk or do something you have been putting off, while you listen today:

Monday, September 26, 2022

Homemaking Inspiration

I hope you can find something you have been avoiding doing at home, and go to it while you listen today.

I read a poem by William Wordsworth (England, 1770-1850) and analyzed it to explain the figures of speech.

Below: Batik cotton dress with autumn leaves print. (enlarge to view the fabric).
Cost of fabric plus zipper, piping trim and threat— about $35.00. Price of fabric has increased!

I also related an essay by Washington Irving (United States, 1783-1859) about the "shifting conditions of life." 

This broadcast is designed to listen while you go about your work at home.

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Positive Homekeeping

Hello, and Welcome.

On my "Regency Walk" (a title I use until I can think of my own creative words),
I recorded these delicious scenes especially for your edification today.

A few weeks ago I read in Eric Sloane's Weather Book a suggestion that the sunrise was every bit as brilliant as the sunset, so here is my first glimpse of it:

This fruit would be found in "hedgerows" in England,
but here, I think it is fence rows--not as poetic sounding, for sure.

We are enjoying these offerings and consider them part of our morning walks, a pre-breakfast of sorts.

Some parts of The Manse are neat and tidy today. I won't show you the non-neat areas.

Please enjoy resting, walking, working or whatever you like, while you 
listen to the broadcast.


Wednesday, September 14, 2022

For Youth at Home: From Various Books

Today I spoke of several things regarding youth at home:
The importance of choosing reading material of good influence,
Having a cheerful disposition,
Wives and Daughters

Please enjoy your home while you listen:


Sunday, September 11, 2022

Preparing for Home Life

Today I read a chapter from Winsome Womanhood (c. 1900) about preparing for a home of your own. Although written to young ladies, this is good for any stage of life. 

Please enjoy life at home while you listen to the broadcast:


Saturday, September 10, 2022

The Home Sphere

Today I read again from Winsome Womanhood (c. 1900), and a few other things.

I thought you might like to see the high-summer harvest season view of The Manse today. It is rather like a desert  but we are enjoying whatever atmosphere the weather brings us.

Please enjoy home while you listen today:

Wednesday, September 07, 2022

Reading Various Things; Listen While You Work.

The subjects today were:

A chapter from Winsome Womanhood by Margaret Elizabeth Sangster (1900)
Part of a chapter from Wives and Daughters 
An article about the duties of a lady's maid, from Jane Austen's World
A warning about cornering people.

A poem I recited:

Be careful of the words you say,
Keep them soft and sweet.
You never know from day to day
Which ones you'll have to eat.

I also spoke of the sticky situation of being “ cornered”.

One space at The Manse not in chaos:

Father and Daughter “talking about things of great doctrinal importance”—(Mary Bennett in Pride and Prejudice).
              Do they know they are in a painting?

           Please enjoy what you are doing at home while you listen to the broadcast today: