Tag: England

The Lost Art Of The Long-Form Obituary

The brothers LeProwse, circa 1922: Barzillai, Glendower and Trevelian As relatives go, Glendower LeProwse is as distant from me as a third-generation relation could be. My mother’s maternal uncle died fifty-one years before I was born. He lived his brief life across the Atlantic as a native of Cornwall, England. I know very little about […]

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Guess What Today Is!

I consider myself an Anglophile. I have an inherent fascination with English life, from its customs to its colloquialisms. I like listening to BBC Radio. My pop culture preferences warmly embrace The Beatles, ELP, Pink Floyd, and all things Python. I’m charmed by E.F. Benson’s Lucia novels and captivated by Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes. […]

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Funny Places

Tee-hee My brother Brian once encouraged me to tag along on a social call that did not appeal to me.  My reluctance was born from a previous visit that lasted much longer than I had anticipated.  Even though Brian assured me that we would leave for home whenever I liked, I wasn’t convinced that I […]

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