Sunday, November 1, 2009

Editor's Corner


Your editor and the cooking editor are traveling during October and the first week of November so this is being readied on the road, so to speak. The visits in Plano with oldest daughter, on to Illinois to meet a couple more of the chat friends from at the Hines' household where our Brit friend Jules was also visiting, all were quite satisfactory.

Now we are in our home state of Missouri, but a long way from our residence in Texas, while staying near Leo's family. His column is even being done this month by his oldest granddaughter so don't miss it.
After a week of November in these parts we head south again to visit along the way near Kansas City with another chat friend, and then to OK City to have lunch with my brother in law, and then further south a ways to meet up with our esteemed webmaster and dear friend Mike Craner and family. After that the car should end up back in West Texas with an added 2400 to 2500 miles on the gauge.

John Blair has stepped out of the poet role long enough to favor us with an exciting tale about Frances Slocum who was kidnapped and adopted by Indians in 1778. He shares the following about the painter of those lovely prints displayed with the article, "The Little Quaker Bear Of The Miami." The portrait of Kick-E-Se-Quah is by Jennie Augusta Brownscombe (American, 1850-1936), a well-known artist whose paintings are still collected. He says the others may also be by her.

Here's a bit about Jennie Augusta Brownscombe, an American, 1850-1936, who has been called "a kind of Norman Rockwell of her era." In fact, the skillful drawing, attention to detail, and nostalgic moods of her paintings make the comparison between Jennie Augusta Brownscombe and the popular American illustrator seem quite apt. Please see the other notes by Blair following the article.

The other article "Fifties and Seventies" is by LC Van Savage who also is the columnist for "Consider This."

Other columnists this issue are:
    Peg Jones from Massachusetts with her column "Angel Whispers."
    Leo C. Helmer featuring a Guest Cook in "Cookin' With Leo"
    Eric Shackle with the proliferation of oldest dog links, in "Eric Shackle's Column"
    Mattie Lennon speaks of a true tale master from Ireland, in "Irish Eyes"
    Thomas F. O'Neill from China, in "Introspective"
    Gerard Meister, Floridian, does his satire in "Thinking Out Loud".
Poems include "Choc'late," a yummy one, from Kaitlyn of Illinois, and Blair has the following six: "Sail Squirrel," "Fog," "It Doesn’t Compute," "Just Casual," "Links," and "Peripatetic." Bruce Clifford, the song writer, submitted the following: "Long Ago", "Still I Know," "Think of Us," "At War With Fire," and "I Think It's True."

We continue to offer a quality ezine that is read internationally to showcase your compositions at no cost to you, where they are copyrighted, and remain yours to use in compilations or to send to other magazines. All we ask is that you mention they were published in the ezine Pencil Stubs Online.
See you in December!

Click on  Mary E. Adair    for author's byline for bio and list of other works published by Pencil Stubs Online.

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