" Life Below Stairs as it Really Was " Oh my Lord, what an incredible read. I finished this book with both a laugh and a tear. What a story teller. Not to dwell on the odd and grotesque but I learnt what is was like to have to prepare the grouse after they had been hanging for two weeks. That and so many fascinating little bits of everyday life. About everything, cooking, being in service, people, horses. Don't tell Katherine but this will be in her Christmas stocking. What a treat.
Our municipal election results are in. The voters did us proud. Missing from this early photograph are Jen Comer and Joe Snopek. I think we've got a real promising crew of seven lined up here for the next four years. A good group of people who are all bringing some real experience to the table with them. If ever there was a chance for little old Creston to shine this will be it.
I so enjoy oral history. Studs Turkell, Barry Broadfoot, and this, The Story of Jazz. I mean the Story of Jazz by the people who lived it. Who else to tell it but the people who made it happen. Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Fletcher Henderson, Bunk Johnson, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Clarence Williams, Jo Jones, Jelly Roll Morton, Mezz Mezzrow, Billy Holiday. Lots more to, such great names and such great stories. To read Mezz Mezzrow's account of how Bessie Smith died. It makes you cry. This book will make you cry and laugh and just wish you coulda been in Chicago after the great war to witness it all.
Musings on books, coffee and the small world that is Creston, British Columbia, Canada