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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Squirrel's nest


One of many squirrel's nests in this tree. It feels really cold tonight.

Posted by Marie at November 19, 2008 11:50 PM


This has nothing to do with squirrels, but I am intrigued by an article in The New Yorker from June of 1950 about a visit to Springfield by author AJ Liebling. Mainly about searching for Abe Lincoln, the article divulges much about the culture of Sprinfield c. 1950. Liebling writes: “The percentage of visible women who are pretty is higher in Springfield than it is in Chicago; ‘Springfield’s a Southern town,’ the women you meet there say when you mention this fact to them, as if that were sufficient explanation.”

Well, what does one make of that?

Posted by: Brian at November 20, 2008 4:59 PM

How odd he would say that about the women of Springfield in 1950. My initial reaction is that we must consider the possibility he was putting us on with that passage.

My next reaction is to wonder if he even came to Springfield. Who amongst us would think or say that Springfield is a Southern town.

If I learn more about this, I write back.

Edit: Of course, he did come here. That was just wondering aloud if he did.

Posted by: Marie at November 20, 2008 6:37 PM

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