Mister Ron's Basement II
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Thu, Aug 31 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #476

We present a charming little story concering the world's most absurdly bonehaeded family, the Peterkins -- from 1880 -- 'Mrs. Peterkin Wishes to Go to Drive,' by Lucretia Peabody Hale.

Time: approx six minutes

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Direct download: revry-2006-08-31.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:19am EDT

Wed, Aug 30 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #475

The scatterbrained Peterkin Family sends their son to one college after another, until they go off on a wild tangent. From 1880, comes Lucretia Peabody Hale's story 'Agamemnon's Career.'

Time: approx sixteen minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The Lucretia Peabody Hale Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2006-08-30.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:16am EDT

Tue, Aug 29 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #474

PURE INSANITY!

We present even more adventures of the silly, idiotic, Peterkins family, by Lucretia Peabody Hale -- from the 1880 collection 'The Peterkin Papers' comes a tale of moving to a new house and deciding what to do with the extra time generated by the extra space -- yes it sounds ridiculous, but in a way, it sort of makes sense -- 'The Peterkins Decide to Learn the Languages.'

Time: approx fifteen and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The Lucretia Peabody Hale Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/hale.html

Direct download: revry-2006-08-29.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:13pm EDT

Mon, Aug 28 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #473

From 1867 through the 1880s, Lucretia Peabody Hale wrote a series of hilarious stories about the stupidest family in the world -- The Peterkins -- From her 1880 collection, 'The Peterkin Papers,' comes 'The Lady Who Put Salt in Her Coffee.'



Time: approx twelve and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The Lucretia Peabody Hale Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/hale.html

Direct download: revry-2006-08-28.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:09pm EDT

Sun, Aug 27 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #472

On Mondays we are serializing the 1890 book 'Samantha Among the Bretheren' by Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley). Today is Chapter Twelve, 'A Strain on Wimmen."

Time: approx ten and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2006-08-27.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:04pm EDT

Sat, Aug 26 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #471

Josephine Dodge Daskam tells us about living in the country doing What Is Right for the Children in the 1901 fable 'The Woman Who Looked Ahead.'

Time: approx four minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The Josephine Dodge Daskam Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2006-08-26.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:02am EDT

Fri, Aug 25 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #470

'Mr. Bowser Buys A Pig' from 1902 by C. B. Lewis.

Need we say any more?

Time: approx ten minutes

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The M. Quad (C. B. Lewis) Catalog of Stories is at:

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The M. Quad (C. B. Lewis) Mister Bowser Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2006-08-25.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

Thu, Aug 24 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #469

Our final sketch by David L. Roath takes an oblique look at the extremes of political patronage -- it takes a while to build up, but is eventually roaringly funny -- from 1852, 'The Great Used Up.'

Mister Ron would love to hear from readers who know more about David L. Roath, or have access to copies of ROATH'S MONTHLY MAGAZINE from 1853!

Time: approx twenty-three minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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Direct download: revry-2006-08-24.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:57pm EDT

Wed, Aug 23 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #468



While Mister Ron generally abhors dialect humor, sometimes a story is so side-splittingly funny, irrespective of the characters' accents, that it is worth reading. This is one of them.

Today we present David L. Roath's look at the proceedings of a small town trial in the 1852 story 'A Georgia Court.'

Time: approx twenty-four minutes

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Direct download: revry-2006-08-23.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:43am EDT

Tue, Aug 22 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #467

Here is the FIFTH of the 'Five Love Adventures of Solomon Slug' by David L. Roath, from 1852 -- the story of 'Miss Jinks,' featuring the most -- ummm -- unique romantic serenade of all time.

Oh yes, the expression "O. P. H."? While lost in antiquity, we can assume that back in 1852, everyone knew it meant "Out Post Haste."

Anybody have any other guesses?


Time: approx fourteen and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2006-08-22.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:40pm EDT