Thursday, March 26, 2020

Did You Know


Did you know, Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, and Mark Twain were neighbors in an affluent neighborhood in Hartford, Connecticut?

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  1. I most certainly did not. I didn't even know Twain didn't live along the Mississippi until last year. LOL

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  2. I didn't. I wonder whether they had anything to do with each other. If they did I would have loved to be a fly on that wall.

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    1. Me too! Can you imagine the conversations? "So, Harriet, have you worked past your writer's block?" Heh.

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  3. No, I didn't know that! Hugs, Valerie

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  4. I had NO idea, but I wonder if either of their works influenced the other.

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  5. I really didn't. Interesting! :)

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  6. Must have been one creative block

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    1. Better than writers block. Oh wait it was a writers block. Ha.

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  7. That's news to me Sandra, thanks for letting us know.
    Take care.

    Yvonne.

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  8. Harriet Beecher Stowe had a home on Pleasant St. in S. Natick, Massachusetts. I grew up in Natick and used to ride my bike to the S. Natick Dam for picnics, across the street from the house. I don't ever recall visiting the house as I don't think at the time it was a place to tour. In 2014 the house was rented to a private school.

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  9. No but that had to be a fun neighborhood!

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    1. I bet it was a hoot. Can you imagine leaning over the fence to chat with Mark Twain?

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  10. That is interesting and had no idea. I wonder if they liked each other

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  11. No...I did not know that.

    However, I do have a copy of "Uncle Tom's Cabin"...it has been presented to my late grandfather in 1904!

    Yes....1904....

    The book was given to him as a prize...he was still at school at the time.

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  12. I didn't know that, and a fascinating bit of trivia, Sper Sandra. Hope you and your family are safe and doing well. Hugs, RO

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    1. Why thank you, Rockin Ro. You stay safe too.
      I'll return the hug after the epidemic has passed:)

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  13. No, I didn't know that …

    All the best Jan

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  14. That's pretty awesome - I wonder if they talked shop? haha
    Now we're all virtual neighbors!

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