Sunday, October 31, 2010

MARION'S ATTIC NOT GOING OFF THE AIR AFTER ALL?

Just listened to what was supposed to be the final episode of Marion's Attic on WBCQ. It was a Haloween-themed show, naturally, with Bill and Judy of Rhineholts, Pennsylvania supplying the music. Neither Marion nor Kristena nor Bill and Judy said anything about it being the last show. During the listener mail segment, Marion asked Baron Von Nite to come up to Marion's attic.

Hopefully this means Marion's Attic hasn't yet reached its end. Even though I don't listen to it much anymore, it would be sad to no longer hear it on the radio.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

BARBARA SMUCKER IS INVADING MY LIFE

Tonight, we got a call about a car running into a horse belonging to one of the Amish families that live around here. Later on, two slave-girls showed up at my door seeking freedom, and an elephant got ran over by a train.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

BANISHED

by Waldemar S. Jeske. Nashville, Tn: Southern Publishing Association, 1967.

This book seems pretty far-fetched.

On August 2, 1914, Waldemar Jeske's family was ordered out of their village along with all the other German-Russian families in the Ukraine. They were forcibly sent to Siberia. I had not previously heard of this event.

Some of the events in this book seem pretty hard to believe, such as the Siberian prison guards not allowing the prisoners to weep, or poor Siberians being so hungry they took bites out of their own flesh.

This book is pretty interesting, though. It contains a lot of neat information about the Kirghis, one of the native tribes of Siberia.