Grandpa, Grandma, Lions and Go Fish

Grandpa and the Lion I have a picture of  me with my sisters, my mother and one of my grandmothers  standing around a hospital bed. Perched on the edge of the  bed is my grandpa wearing one of those hospital gowns that robs you of your dignity the moment you don it.  My hair  was twisted into two pigtails framing…

Gauge: Railroad to Chariots

Next time you are handed a specification and wonder what horse’s rear came up with it The US Standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4  feet, 8.5 inches. That’s an exceedingly odd number. Why was that gauge used?  Because that’s the way they built them in England, and the US railroads  were built by English expatriates Why did…

Jorinda and Jorindel ~ T Twisted Tale

Jorinda

This is a story is getting the “T” treatment. It was originally told  by the Grimms’ Kinder und Hausmarchen which translates as Grimms’ Children’s and Household Tales. We know them as Fairy tales. A note about this story: This was originally written as the witch being an old Fairy.   The Victorian era gave us the ethereal fairy that is eternally…