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05/12/2016

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Have you ever seen the BBC series about the Brontes?

AMDG

No. It's good?

I thought it was pretty good. It's this one. The odd thing is that I would have told you that it was black and white, but it wasn't.

I think I'd read that about the tiny handwriting before. One of my daughters and my oldest granddaughter wrote with very small letters, especially the granddaughter. It was maddening.

AMDG

Looks interesting. It's on Netflix--I put it on my queue. Does anybody know anything about this French movie about the Brontes?

No, but I see there's a BBC drama in the works. The one I linked to wasn't from BBC, by the way.

Have you ever seen The Tenant of Wildfell Hall? It's one of my favorites.

AMDG

When my eldest nephew, now 20, was about three, he once proclaimed proudly to his mother and me that he could draw Piglet. He took a pencil and a sheet of 8 1/2 by 11 paper and proceeded to the table while his mother and I continued to talk.

After about 10 minutes or so he walked over to me and handed me the paper, which still appeared to be blank. Upon closer inspection, however, I espied a tiny figure in the lower right corner. He had drawn a representation of Piglet barely 1/4" high, perfect in every detail. Although he doesn't remember it, my sister and I still laugh about it, and he knows the story well.

Amazing. Does he do something art-related now?

That's so cute about Piglet!

Maclin, I just finished watching "Convinced." It's great! Thanks for recommending it.

No, he's actually something of a science whiz -- he's currently in engineering school at Ohio State. He's never really been particularly artistic. It's been all chemistry, electronics, etc. When he was 15 he built a powered scooter out of a skateboard and an old leaf-blower engine.

I'm a bit in awe of people like that. Good to know the USA still produces them.

Glad you liked Convinced, Louise. I'd sort of like to watch it again.

"I'm a bit in awe of people like that."

Me too. When it comes to that sort of thing I'm all thumbs. The old Red Green adage, "If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy," doesn't apply in my case.

Nor mine. My wife was a little shocked by my lack of handiness. She had assumed all men were like her father and brothers, all union electricians who were pretty good at building or fixing most anything.

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