Archive for February, 2011

The Oldest Valentine?

February 14th, 2011

Source: this letter from Margery Brews to John Paston (dated February 1477) the earliest example of a Valentine? Read the story on the British Library “Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts Blog”: The Oldest Valentine? – Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts.


February 4th, 2011

From the Chicago Tribune 2/2011

Glory Bound lyrics (The Wailin’ Jennys)

February 1st, 2011

The Wailin’ Jennys

This is one beautiful song…

Glory Bound (Ruth Moody)
When I hear that trumpet sound
I will lay my burdens down
I will lay them deep into the ground
Then I’ll know that I am glory bound
I’ll be travelin’ far from home
But I won’t be looking for to roam
I’ll be crossing o’er the great divide
In a better home soon I will reside
When I’m in my resting place
I’ll look on my mother’s face
Never more will I have to know
All the loneliness that plagues me so
So I’m waiting for that train to come
And I know where she’s coming from
Listen can you hear her on the track
When I board I won’t be looking back

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