"I am 3/4ths Canadian, and one 4th New Englander - I had ancestors on both sides in the Revolutionary war." - Elizabeth Bishop

Sunday, May 16, 2021

A Pocket of Time update

 (Tulips at the back door of the EB House,

Great Village, N.S. Photo by Janet Maybee)

Author Rita Wilson has sent me several links, all of which go to a video of a reading of her wonderful book A POCKET OF TIME: THE POETIC CHILDHOOD OF ELIZABETH BISHOP (Nimbus Publishing), done by Rita and her granddaughter Rose. You also see many of the brilliant illustrations by Emma FitzGerald. This delightful video has been posted by the Halifax Regional Library on its virtual library site. I think it is absolutely wonderful to have this version of Rita’s lively, tender, insightful story of Bishop’s childhood in Great Village. Thank you, Rita. Thank you, Rose.

Here are the links:


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Instagram (the Halifax libraries virtual library – again, you need to log in)

Almost at the same time, EBSNS board member and author Janet Maybee sent me the above photo, and the one below, of tulips in bloom right now at the EB House in Great Village. Spring is finally here.

(Tulips by the barn, EB House, Great Village,
N.S. Photo by Janet Maybee)

Janet also sent this photo below of the feat of engineering at the back of St. James Church in Great Village. The new owners will have a café and a concert venue that will be bustling, I am sure, once the covid-19 public health restrictions are eased. Let us hope for a busy summer of gatherings. Perhaps Rita Wilson will be able to read in that venue sometime in the future. Hope so!

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