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It may be ponderous, but the Ponderosa it's not

Post 1

paulh. the world is a circus, but why d I have to work without a net?

I've tried to get a chance to see this movie, but it's been sold out every time I've gone to the theater.

Louisa May Alcott is not someone that I have ever envied. When her silly father moved the family to fruitlands, they darn near starved. Bronson Alcott was a dreamer; he didn't have a single shred of practicality in his makeup. Oh, he knew that apples were for eating, but he used them to tempt passersby into stopping for a free apple so Bronson could harangue them with whatever notions had taken over his mind on the day in question. So, after Louisa nearly starved, what did she do? She volunteered for the medical corps in the Civil War, a mercurial pursuit is many ways. Whether the mercury she took for typhoid in 1863 was instrumental for her "mysterious" illness over the next the next 25 years is debatable (Lupus may also have been involved), but seriously did she ever have a shot at really good health?

i read her three "little" books in order in my youth, and loved them all.

I look forward to seeing this movie.

(If you'd be interested in reading the tale as retold from the point of view of the absent father, try "March" by Geraldine brooks
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/March_(novel)


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Post 2

Awix

I think it's doing okay over here, but then the book has a lower profile outside the UK. I hope you enjoy it when you finally get in to see it!


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