Yet another book that I have seen the movie before the book.
The book is comprised of short little stories of a more reflective nature. The author in my opinion would fall in very well with L. M. Montgomery.
The short narratives were originally published as a newspaper column starting in 1937. The edition I have was printed in 1940, and the contents in some places more directly reference the war, and in others it seems to lurk in the background, although not all of them would have referenced the time after Britain's entrance into WWII,
Apparently later editions included additional narratives in the form of letters. The edition I have only includes one letter narrative. In that case, I may be missing quite a bit of the inspiration used for the movie Mrs. Miniver. Otherwise, none of the narratives really have anything to do with the film. The only real connection I find is in the characters.
Either way, I found both the movie and the book in there different stories interesting.
Back yet again with another book, although you can't say I didn't warn you.
Since You Went Away was one of several books with a wartime theme that were turned into movies during the war. I must confess to seeing the movie before the book. Ahem. Let's move on to the book, shall we?
The way life is means my sewing desk is clean. Disturbingly clean.
But when you are pulling up your roots and settling down elsewhere in a whole other state, you have to keep the house clean. Spotless. Which means I am going through sewing withdrawal.
Fortunately, I am not going through piano withdrawal. Yet. I will be playing that thing up until it gets packed on a truck.
Sometimes the multi-facets of my life cross and collide and let me bring onto my blog some of my other passions. As some people may or may not know, I am also a piano teacher. Music is very important to me. My family can probably read my emotions to some extent by how or what I am playing on the piano at any given time.
If I am not sewing, I am reading. (Okay or maybe wasting time on my computer or a host of other things.) The point is I do like to read especially old books.
I love to read. The End. But I think I have made that point before. Most of my reading material lately has been focused around the decades of the 30's and 40's.
I thought I just might show off another one or two of my Christmas presents. Quite a bit of my Christmas list was sewing related, although not entirely since I got my new cowboy hat!
One of my dearest friends knows me well enough to have completely nailed my Christmas presents this year. This cute little vintage picture and shotgun shell turkey decorated the outside of my gift.
I did the dangerous thing and went to a book store while on vacation. I haven't decided whether I came out the better or worse for it. I came back with less money, but more books, and now have the extremely challenging situation of trying to figure out how to fit them on my book case.
For those that like to participate in historical reenactments will know that background is very important. I love vintage fashions, but learning about those is not enough. I need to immerse myself in the period to really understand the people and the times so I can better present myself as legitimately coming out of the period.
Sarah loves to sew, learn more about sewing, and create items with a vintage flair. Her arch enemy is clipping curves, and she has a tolerable relationship with the seam ripper.
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