I hope this finds you well, as I'm personally a bit frazzled, having been up to the city again, this time to look for a place to stay, as it would be a scandal if I moved into with Queenie or the Cs. I've even resorted to the 'Ks.", so if I end up staying in an (indoor) tipi, you will know why!
Not only to the city but to Oakland, as Mother made a flying visit to her sister's nurses. (Who were a bit mystified by the origins of her authority, or why she looked like her sister.) My presence was commanded, so that Mother could snub me --although she relented when I asked whether I had had rubella far enough to promise to send me my medical records. A nurse dismissed for the crime of getting too close to Uncle Henry, she was off to Chicago, cool and distant as ever, and me to work.
I have decided that I do not like work. I hope lawyering is nothing like it.
|Happy Mother's Day!|
Time, 15 March 1948
Ray Lair, I. D. Bonney of San Francisco, and Peter Roberts, of the World Socialist Party, have very different opinions about Time's summary of the Communist Manifesto.Mainly, he's surprisingly non-awful considering how communism is . . . .
|Needs more patriarchy|
|I couldn't find any online pictures of the Merry Mites line, and I didn't like the ones in Time (though not as much as I disliked its patronising tone in referring to the husband first), so here's Merry Hull's signature glove line. More at the link.|
|Try eight years, Dr. Borst.|
|Omitted: an obituary for Philip Stack, the "nameless mass-producer of saccharine sentiments on millions of greeting cards," who got his start writing epigrams for Walter Winchell's column, who committed suicide at 46.|
|I like this picture.|
|Also dead of suicide, Ross Lockridge, the youthful author of|
Raintree County. I think Time has a new editor this month. There's
a great deal more sex, sensation and suicide.
|CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=311549|
|An Ordasign at Pyestock|
|"St. Paul's Survives"|
|Not the Sir Cyril Hurcomb, but a sister. By 70000Uploaded by Oxyman, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=24384540|
|That's a total of fifteen spivs and drones told to get a job in February. You can see why the telling-other-people-what-to-do lobby isn't impressed. CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=40386|
|Masaryk's alleged suicide is the real lead story.|
|So the abducted children are all boys, while the prominent captured guerillas are women. Hunh.|
|There's actually three Sheikh Yahyas involved. This one is "Big Turban," called the "Djinn" for his ability to escape assassination plots.|
|We're missing some rare Hazlitt columns about how high taxes are stifling investment.|
|Sounds like an asshole, looks like one. I bet he was|
embarrassed when gastric ulcers turned out to be
|Can you be a patent troll if you "invent" a shorthand system?|
Asking for a guy who otherwise seems pretty nice.
|Cornish countryside with helicopters By Rod Allday, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=19493873|
|Unfortunately, the Britannia is going to be years late due to turbine icing problems. By RuthAS - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=29471494|
|Oops on California weather last week!|
|If you get the joke, let me know in the comments.|