Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Episode Twenty-six: Tarry With Me Awhile and Wait...

Learn the origins of the name "Tarrytown"
as you
listen to Geoffrey Crayon's Sketchbook.

You should also check out Diedrich Knickerbocker's History of New York!

Meet my man Irving (aka "Mr. Knickerbocker"...).

And his spectacularly (self-)designed home on the Hudson.

Someday plan to take advantage of the Legend.

Imagine yourself as part of the Hudson River School which I had no time to talk about but will try to get to next week.

And a little on the Mather Boys, Increase and Cotton (who NAMES these people?!) and their attitudes towards Witchcraft.
Here's Cotton:

The DomiKNITtrix's spectacularly appropriate skull pattern (which is free for a bit longer).

A non-Socks-That-Rock club--NAYY but it looks nice!

And a nice theory/site for socks. They're gorgeous and there's something about not-quite-matched socks that appeals to the eccentric in me...
"Mismatched with Care in Vermont"
I love that.

And once again

Thank you Heidi for goodie box! My 2-1/2 year old must march every day to "76 Trombones". Thank you so much!




  1. Thank you, once again Heather, I am really enjoying "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". You are right, the reader is fantastic. His strong voice is perfect for the material. I plan to have my 12 year old daughter listen with me later today. She is an avid reader and will love this.

    I meant to comment on your last podcast and tell you what a beloved book "The Phantom Tollbooth" is in my home. From the age of about 8-12 it was my son's favorite book. He easily read it 6 or 7 times. He told me that on each reading, he found something new in it. He is now 15 and my hope is that he has inspired teachers, such as yourself in his high school years.

    I feel that I know children's literature pretty well, since I have children who love to read. It is wonderful to have your podcast, to reintroduce me to some classic literature. As my children get older, and need more challenging books it is helpful to have your insights.

    Have a wonderful week. I hope all went well in dyeing your shawl.

  2. Another vote for an excellent reading in this podcast! And you're right -- lines like the description of Icabod having "the dilating powers of an anaconda" cracked me up. And did you catch the spinning reference? I want to be in a group of ladies sitting and spinning and telling ghost stories. :)

    I know not everyone likes audiobooks, but I know for a fact that *I* get more out of listening to a reading like this than I would reading it by myself. Thanks for putting this stuff out for us!

    And I love your commentary too. No advice on dyeing -- I'm more of dye in the fiber or in the yarn kind of gal. Good luck with it, though!

  3. It's funny, I know I hear and remember stories read to me MUCH better when my hands are moving. I guess it's the ADD kicking in.
    : )
    But I like it. I'm so glad you're enjoying Sleep Hollow. I was just there and the leaves are turning, it was misting rain, very grey and VERY ripe for a headless horseman to cross my path.

    LOVED it.
    ; )
    Thank you!


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