Thu, 8 April 2010
Wed, Apr 7 2010
Mister Ron's Basement #1642
Humorist Edgar Wilson 'Bill' Nye and Poet James Whitcomb Riley were a very popular team on the lecture circuit during the 1880s. In 1889, they issued a book that was sold at these speaking engagements called 'Nye and Riley's Railroad Guide.'
This week we are reading from that book.
Today, we offer a short, poetic bit of Advice by Riley entitled 'Never Talk Back' and a reminiscence by Nye called 'Where he First met his Parents.'
Time: approx seven minutes
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