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Posted Jan 11, 2017

From the Matthew Hackett

 

Celebrate Winter! Anticipate Sharing!

jan-13-readerThe Troy Historic Village will host a program about winter survival (yes, one can spell “survival” in SCRABBLE). We anticipate cooking soup by the fire in the Log Cabin, and hearing reading singing poems and short literature, McGuffey extracts, and songs.

Can you guess at any of these literary contributors  . . .  ?

 

#1

Begins with “Whose woods these are, I think I know . . .”

Ends with “. . . and miles to go before I sleep.”

Hear the above set to music:

Music Link

 

#2

Is a well-known 20th Century author who has this complaint . . .

Now when I have a cold     I am careful with my cold,
I consult a physician And I do as I am told.
I muffle up my torso In woolly woolly garb,
And I quaff great flagons Of sodium bicarb.

 

#3

Who’s short story “To Build a Fire” gets the reader into the head of the fire builder and the dog who encounters him?

 

jan-13-music-pix#4

Have you ever heard a tune called the Hanover Winter Song? A rousing rendition to would stir your marching to your Norways! . . . I couldn’t find a link for Winter Song, but in searching for it—

make a fire with a lemon

BE SAFE!

 

#5

She wrote many books including one with the title The Long Winter.

The THV program is called “Winter Tales, Winter Songs;” it takes place on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 10:00 to 11:30. There is a fee of $6 for children and $5 for adults. 

Event Link

The answers can be searched—Hints are #1—Stopping by, #1 He got a cold last name!, #2 How many people do you know named Ogden?, #3 common boy’s name in fables combined with a great city of Europe, #5 also wrote Farmer Boy and On the Banks of Plum Creek, Experience the answers first-hand on a Tuesday morning in January at the Troy Historic Village!

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