Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Tuesday Video: A Holiday Story of 1912

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Loretta & Isabella report:

Impending deadlines (which you’ve heard about more than once here) oblige us to start our holiday break a little earlier than usual. But we promise to be back in 2017 with more Nerdy History stuff. If you get too lonely for old things, in the meantime, please do search our archives. You might be surprised. We are, sometimes, when we look there—and realize we’ve accumulated seven years of material!

Thank you for encouraging us to carry on for all this time, digging up this and that from the past.

We wish you a happy and hopeful holiday season, rather in the spirit of today’s video. A Christmas Accident (1912),* by director-actor-writer Harold M. Shaw, is a Christmas Carol type of story told without the ghosts. It’s sentimental, but we think the sentiments hold up nicely over time.

Credits: Youtube source: A Christmas Accident-1912-Harold M. Shaw- A charming surprise-An old Christmas story. *Also part of a DVD collection, Christmas Past. Image is a still from the film

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Marti said...

Am I crazy or did the houses switch sides a few times in the beginning?

Little Red Readinghood said...

Funny I just read this as a short story in a book of Christmas stories by Anne Eliot Turmbull

Karen Anne said...

Bad stuff happenes to an animal. If that bothers you don't watch it.

Tegan said...

While perusing antique cookbook on project gutenberg, I came across something that might be of interest to you ladies:


It is "Behind the Bungalow" by Edward Hamilton Aitken, and describes both the title and the job of every Indian servant in British India. Get ready for racism, though, as it's published in 1897.

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