Mister Ron's Basement II
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Sun, Aug 31 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1136

SUNDAY SALAD offers a triple collection of Stanley Huntley pieces -- first, we have an 1880 poem about how the Bismarck, Dakota, Board of Education makes decisions in 'A Grave Question.'

Then we offer what appears to be Huntley's first use of the name Mrs. Spoopendyke in a short tale from 1879 called 'His New Year's Views.' This character doesn't seem to be related to the Spoopendykes we all know and love.

Finally we offer a lengthy account of Mr. and and Mrs. Spoopendyke buying a farm in 'An Amateur Agriculturist' from 1882.

Time: approx seventeen minutes

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The Stanley Huntley and Spoopendyke Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2008-08-31.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:18am EST

Sat, Aug 30 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1135

Mr. Bowser achieves supreme military rank a couple of years before the US entered World War One, in C. B. Lewis's 1915 tale, 'It Was General Bowser.'

Time: approx eight and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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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:

http://ronevry.com/mrbowser.html

Direct download: revry-2008-08-30.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:16am EST

Fri, Aug 29 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1134

FANNY FERN discusses a little known aspect of the nation's First First Lady in the 1872 story 'Mrs. Washington's Eternal Knitting.'

Time: approx five minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The Fanny Fern Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2008-08-29.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:14am EST

Wed, Aug 27 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1133

Here's another bittersweet piece from Fanny Fern's 1872 collection, Caper Sauce. It's called 'Rainy-Day Pleasures.'

Time: approx four and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The Fanny Fern Catalog of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2008-08-27.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:13am EST

Tue, Aug 26 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1132

Fanny Fern wrote her weekly column right up until the day she died in 1872. Just months before that day, she published a collection of her writing called Caper Sauce. This week, we feature stories from that book. Today's is an exercise in frustration called 'How I Read the Morning Papers.'

Time: approx seven minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The Fanny Fern Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/Fanny_Fern_Stories.html

Direct download: revry-2008-08-26.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:22am EST

Mon, Aug 25 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1131

For Mark Twain Monday, we present Part One of Two of Chapter Thirteen of 'A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court' from 1889 --'Freemen' -- where The Boss learns to share his armor with all sorts of bugs!

Time: approx seven minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The Mark Twain Catalog of Stories is at:

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The Mark Twain Connecticut Yankee Novel Index of Stories is at:

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Direct download: revry-2008-08-25.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:20am EST

Sun, Aug 24 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1130

SUNDAY SALAD features TWO fun Stanley Huntley stories -- first, a ghoulish customer tries to get a free notice at the Brooklyn Eagle office in the 1882 story, 'He Wished to Do the Square Thing' and Mr. and Mrs. Spoopendyke have a nice picnic while traveling in 'A Railroad Lunch,' originally run in Drake's Traveller's Magazine in 1883.


The Brooklyn Daily Eagle Office of the 1800s

Yes, we will soon run out of Spoopendyke stories! Listeners who have a clue to the whereabouts of any we have missed, please let us know! Time: approx thirteen minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

The Stanley Huntley and Spoopendyke Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/Spoopendyke_Stories.html

Direct download: revry-2008-08-24.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:16am EST

Sat, Aug 23 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1129

Our favorite old crank shows how to deal with the butcher properly in C. B. Lewis's 1891 story, 'Mr. Bowser Tries to do the Family Marketing.'

Time: approx eight minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
http://ronevry.com/Mister_Rons_Full_Catalog.html

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

http://ronevry.com/quad.html

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

http://ronevry.com/mrbowser.html

Direct download: revry-2008-08-23.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:14am EST

Thu, Aug 21 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1128

We are wrapping up a week of James M. Bailey stories from 1873 with a true slapstick tale involving a ladder and a can of paint, called 'Street Life in Danbury.'

Time: approx three and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The James M. Bailey Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/jamesmbailey.html

Direct download: revry-2008-08-21.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:13am EST

Wed, Aug 20 2008

Mister Ron's Basement #1127

Here's a short but intriguing look at a quandary for a new homeowner by James M. Bailey from 1873. It's called 'First Sunday in a New House.'

Time: approx four and a half minutes

The Mister Ron's Basement Full Catalog can be found at:
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The James M. Bailey Catalog of Stories is at:

http://ronevry.com/jamesmbailey.html

Direct download: revry-2008-08-20.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:11am EST