Tag Archives: Elinor Handy

some of my best friends …

      “Two wrongs don’t make a right.” “Don’t cry over spilt milk.” “A watched pot never boils.” “Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.” “A stitch in time saves nine.” “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound … Continue reading

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the effervescent (sometimes typographically challenged) pedant

    I am blessed to come from a family that is very verbal, that delights in oral and written exchanges and expression and in word play. It seems as if they always put things just right, and often they … Continue reading

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two of my favorite piano sonatas and how important the performer seems to be

    They are as follows:     Beethoven, piano sonata no. 27, opus 90, second movement (“Nicht zu geschwind und sehr singbar vorgetragen”; Not too swiftly and conveyed in a singing manner)     Andrew Rangell   Emil Gilels … Continue reading

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my Revolutionary War ancestor

      The following is the text of an email of mine to a friend today.   — Roger W. Smith, April 18, 2017     ************************************************************     Scott —   My mother’s ancestral link to the Revolutionary … Continue reading

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Rev. John H. Nichols, memorial tribute to Elinor Handy Smith

Rev. John H. Nichols, memorial tribute to Elinor Handy Smith, March 15, 1973

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“My Early Reading”

    My mother always loved to read and had great taste in literature. She told me that she read avidly as a child. She was a voracious reader. She loved Little Women, a classic and a real girl’s book. … Continue reading

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