Recorded First Example of Literature

By: Proserpina, 7:34 PM GMT on December 27, 2014

Enheduanna (2285-2250 B.C.)

Enheduanna in cuneiform.

Recently I mentioned that I am following a set of lectures on “The Foundations of Western Civilization”. Something that the professor said in one of his lectures really interested me, it was about a woman named Enheduanna as possibly being the first known (by name) poet and author in human history. Wow a woman!

Enheduanna is the lady with the ruffled skirt

Updated: 3:56 AM GMT on January 27, 2015

Mimi and Rocky

By: Proserpina, 12:09 AM GMT on November 29, 2014


Sing hey! Sing hey!
For Christmas Day;
Twine mistletoe and holly.
For a friendship glows
In winter snows,
And so let's all be jolly!
~Author Unknown


Rocky and Mimi provided the Thanksgiving entertainment at my house!

Mimi was a bit confused about the fact that for two days I had not given her the usual attention, so...

Updated: 11:01 PM GMT on December 23, 2014


By: Proserpina, 2:35 AM GMT on November 23, 2014

The first Thanksgiving by Jean Louis Gerome

Thanksgiving Day is a federal holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November.
In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims held a three-day feast to celebrate a bountiful harvest. Many regard this event as the nation's first Thanksgiving.

Painting by Norman Rockwell

The following sites have lots of info about Thanksgiving, including some fun facts...

Updated: 2:39 AM GMT on November 23, 2014

A visit to Mount Vernon

By: Proserpina, 3:07 PM GMT on November 08, 2014

October 27, 2014 Mount Vernon Excursion


I have visited Mount Vernon many times, the last time it was with my sister and her husband who were visiting from the Midwest part of the USA. It was a family outing as it also included my brother, a friend, and my husband.

Mount Vernon Plantation was the residence of George Washington, the first President of the USA. It is a very popular spot to visit and over a mi...

Updated: 3:58 PM GMT on November 12, 2014

Please add your poem or quote, thank you

By: Proserpina, 7:08 PM GMT on October 04, 2014

For the month of October, I'll try to post a poem or a quote a day.

And if possible I will include a photo that somehow points out something in the poem or quote.

The Rainy Day

The day is cold, and dark, and dreary;

It rains, and the wind is never weary;

The vine still clings to the mouldering wall,

But at every gust the dead leaves fall,

And the day is dark and dreary.

Updated: 2:17 PM GMT on October 28, 2014

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