Mister Ron's Basement II
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Thu, Nov 30 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #563

Concluding a second week of sketches by Frederic Thomas Somerby, writing under the pen name of 'Cymon' from his 1852 collection 'Hits and Dashes, or A Medley of Sketches and Scraps Touching People and Things.'

Today's tale is of a mourning widower and a sympathetic neighbor -- 'A Second, But Not So Very Sober Thought.'

Time: approx five minutes

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Direct download: revry-2006-11-30.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:05am EDT

Wed, Nov 29 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #562

Continuing with another week of sketches by Frederic Thomas Somerby, writing under the pen name of 'Cymon' from his 1852 collection 'Hits and Dashes, or A Medley of Sketches and Scraps Touching People and Things.'

A young man will do anything to cure sadness in his lover. Listen as he roots for the cause of a troubled spirit in 'The Confession.'

Time: approx four minutes

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Direct download: revry-2006-11-29.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:03am EDT

Tue, Nov 28 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #561

Continuing with another week of sketches by Frederic Thomas Somerby, writing under the pen name of 'Cymon' from his 1852 collection 'Hits and Dashes, or A Medley of Sketches and Scraps Touching People and Things.'

Today we revisit the Cheap Reverend from the hat store yesterday, this time paying a visit to a Farmer and His Wife in 'Cutting It Fat -- Or the Parson and the Cheeses.'

Time: approx six minutes

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Direct download: revry-2006-11-28.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:58am EDT

Mon, Nov 27 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #560

Continuing with another week of sketches by Frederic Thomas Somerby, writing under the pen name of 'Cymon' from his 1852 collection 'Hits and Dashes, or A Medley of Sketches and Scraps Touching People and Things.'

Today's story features a Reverend who could have been Jack Benny's great grandfather, shopping for a new hat, in the story 'Cutting It Thick.'

Time: approx four minutes

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Direct download: revry-2006-11-27.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:55am EDT

Sun, Nov 26 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #559

On Mondays we are serializing the 1890 book 'Samantha Among the Bretheren' by Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley). Today is Chapter Twenty-Three, 'Sick of Bells and the Deacons Go Fishing.'

Time: approx eleven minutes

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Direct download: revry-2006-11-26.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:53am EDT

Sat, Nov 25 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #558

Josephine Dodge Daskam relates the sad tale of 'The Woman Who Could Not Sew' from 1901.

Time: approx three minutes

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Direct download: revry-2006-11-25.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:51am EDT

Fri, Nov 24 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #557

Mister Bowser decides to reduce a utility bill by making his own gas. The results are what you would expect in the 1902 tale, 'Reducing the Gas Bill' by C. B. Lewis.'

Time: approx eight and a half minutes

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

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Direct download: revry-2006-11-24.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:05am EDT

Thu, Nov 23 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #556



Frederic Thomas Somerby, writing under the pen name of 'Cymon' ran a column of sketches of the people and doings in the beautiful, quaint town of Newburyport, for the readers of The Boston Post. In 1852, he published a collection of these pieces under the title 'Hits and Dashes, or A Medley of Sketches and Scraps Touching People and Things.'

While many of these 'Cymon' sketches appear to be true stories, this one may be a bit tongue in cheek. Still, the author paints a colorful picture in a tale of two whitewashers and a barrel of spirits in 'Whitewashing Extraordinary.'

Time: approx six minutes

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Direct download: revry-2006-11-23.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:41pm EDT

Wed, Nov 22 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #555

Frederic Thomas Somerby, writing under the pen name of 'Cymon' ran a column of sketches of the people and doings in the beautiful, quaint town of Newburyport, for the readers of The Boston Post. In 1852, he published a collection of these pieces under the title 'Hits and Dashes, or A Medley of Sketches and Scraps Touching People and Things.'

In celebration of Thanksgiving, we present one of Somerby's shorter essays, about a woman who makes strange errors -- 'A Slight Mistake.'

Time: approx three and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2006-11-22.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:39pm EDT

Tue, Nov 21 2006

Mister Ron's Basement #554

Frederic Thomas Somerby, writing under the pen name of 'Cymon' ran a column of sketches of the people and doings in the beautiful, quaint town of Newburyport, for the readers of The Boston Post. In 1852, he published a collection of these pieces under the title 'Hits and Dashes, or A Medley of Sketches and Scraps Touching People and Things.'

The author tackles a tale of a fifteen year old boy and a young lass in what could best be tastefully described as 'A Situation.'

Time: approx five and a half minutes

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Direct download: revry-2006-11-21.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:38pm EDT