Posted by: rearadmiral | November 3, 2012

Shades of November

Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes visits The Mount (4 photos)

“Papa is much obliged to you for ordering the scrubby firs to be cut down; I think he was rather frightened at first about the great oak. Fanny quite believed it, for she exclaimed ‘Dear me, what a pity, how could they be so stupid!’ ” -Elizabeth Knight to Cassandra Austen…enclosed with a letter from JA to Cassandra Austen 10/13/1813
Happy Bday PBS!!!(A long political rant could follow….)
This Day in History: On November 3, 1969, PBS was created to provide educational television programming and services that reflect the diverse interests of the American people.

Today, nearly 90% of U.S. television households tune into PBS local stations, and we are expanding our public service mission to digital media. In September 2012, Americans watched more than 150 million videos across all of PBS’ web and mobile platforms.
See how PBS is serving all Americans at

The Pride & Prejudice Ball
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Salem Old Town Hall,
32 Derby Square, Salem, MA
Music by The Ad Hoc Regency Band
Precepting by Antonia Pugliese
Tickets will be available soon
Dancing at the Ball:
Much of the program will consist of early 19th century set dances which will be taught during the evening. Some might be familiar to you if you have some experience with English Coutry Dance. Interspersed with these will be some elegant waltzes.

“…..not yourself must have been unpunctual. -We have at last heard from Frank; a letter from him to You came yesterday, & I mean to send it on as soon as I can get a ditto, (that means a frank)…..” JA to Cassandra Austen 11/1/1800

I think Emma Watson should play……Emma Watson!!!!!!! “The Watsons” contains one of the most moving scenes in Jane Austen for me

A very novel charity homepage today! We’re dedicating our homepage today to, Chawton House Library helping the cause to share its story #Helpyourbritain

‘November’s sky is chill and drear, November’s leaf is red and sear’ – Sir Walter Scott — Oxford Classics (@OWC_Oxford)


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