Saturday, July 19, 2008

The Unionville Chronicles

Seventeenth Canto

This week's reading is by recent birthday girl, Minka.  Click on the mass to listen.  Thank you, Minka.  Happy birthday to Pia.

If you want to read the story, share with the mare.

Sunday, happy birthday to the DDDragon twins.


Anonymous said...

Thnaks Doug :)

Minka said...

Thank you as well, Doug. :)

I could do some Sunday school teaching, I'll have you know :). There#s cake after, right?

Doug The Una said...

Pia, I hope its a grand one.

Minka, I made schneewittchenkucken but I might have done the recipe wrong. It fell into seven small pieces.

TLP said...

Ah, Monica's lovely voice. I'm one of the lucky who have seen the lovely face to go with it. Wonderful job Minka. And the usual good writing to go with it.

Thanks for the shout out to the grandtwins. They come home today from a music camp. The older-by-one-minute just spent 3 weeks in Germany. They're a busy couple of kids.

G said...

Now that's a voice that was just made for reading. So wonderful to hear you again, Minka! Happiest of birthdays to you and our fellow moonchild, Pia.

The birds in the background were a nice touch :) Doug, I think Monica is admitting to bandit skills.

Oh, and happy birthday to the twins and my sister, R.

And the hits just keep on coming.

Lila said...

Love the voice! Great job on the script, too.

javajazz said...

ya, what a cool voice!
oh, and happy birthday Minka,
happy birthday Pia,
happy birthday G,
happy birthday Bear...
and all of my fellow
moon children...

javajazz said...

...oops, and happy birthday
to the DDDragon twins...!

Minka said...

Wow, the month of July seems to be featuring some amazing birthdays. happy birthday to all of us summer children :)

Cooper said...

This was great and very easy to visualize, no more perfect a birthday story.

Jamie Dawn said...

Minka's voice is magical! Terrific reading!!

Good job by the author also, as well, too.


Happy b-day to the twins! May TLP spoiling them gooood.

tsduff said...

Loved this horsey chapter Doug. Minka - your reading truly makes one want to edge up closer to the storyteller, and hang on to each word that rolls off your lips. What a lovely accent - nice to hear it again.

Happy birthday month to all the crabs... my own beloved included. I love Moon Children.

Doug The Una said...

TLP, did the Germans learn any Tok'ra?

G, Monika's bandit skills were never in question.

Thanks, Sis.

JJ, who knew so many people aged in July?

Monika, Happy birthday to all from November nation.

Thanks, Cooper. Was it the hay trough that made it a birthday story?

Thanks, JD.

I'm curious, Terry. Why are crabs called moon children? I want to make fun of my father, if at all possible.

Anonymous said...

the age old question,to eat from the common trough,munchies are good for as long as the master is willing,but should you not do his bidding,life can become quite debilitating...thoughts to ponder as to ones' existence..roads not taken only lead to theoretical should rejoice in individual choice......Happy Birthday Monika..wonderful read,delighful script......Peace may it fill all hearts..........

tsduff said...

Doug - That is an interesting question.

In astronomy and astrology, Cancer, (Latin for crab), is one of the twelve constellations of the zodiac. Cancer is small and dim, and to many it does not resemble a crab. It lies between Gemini to the west and Leo to the east, Lynx to the north and Canis Minor and Hydra to the south.

In the 1970s there was a proposal to rename the zodiac sign, as some astrologers felt that an imagined association with the disease Cancer was off-putting. Some people with the sun sign of Cancer refer to themselves as moon children instead (the sign is associated with the Moon in astrology).

Making fun of our parents is such fun. But, be careful... moon children are prone to being sensitive and you wouldn't want to hurt his feelings...

Doug The Una said...

Bear, I still don't know what to do when I get near hay.

Thanks, Terry, and not to worry. My father has hide like a rhino and the face to go with it.

javajazz said...

i think your dad is suitably adorable,
but then, i'm wild about
crusty curmudgeons too,
so, go figure.

javajazz said...

i'm sick of feelings...
i wouldn't mind trading in
a few of them
for some nice thick
rhino hide.

Ariel the Thief said...

I love rhinos. We call them "horned-nose" in Hungarian. When you see a rhino, the first thing you notice is that it is HUGE.