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Splendid Summer

Praise for Splendid Summer: “Splendid Summer is a great romp, funny and fast-moving.” Lis C, avid reader. The Roaring Twenties are rocking again. Magical White Cat Tatania helps her human operatives solve mysteries without missing a nap. When Grace Wentworth … Continue reading

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June 1927 Glam Travel on the 20th Century Limited

In Splendid Summer, Grace and Jack meet on the glam 20th Century Limited train from New York to Chicago. Grand Central Station rolled out a luxurious red carpet for 20th Century Limited passengers. Before you even stepped on the red … Continue reading

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Boxed Set: Splendid Summer’s Grace, Jack, & Magical Cats

Please click on link below to go to Amazon: Splendid Summer’s Grace, Jack & Magical Cats Boxed Set 1 – 4 Welcome to the Roaring Twenties! Splendid Summer…The Roaring Twenties are rocking again. Magical White Cat Tatania helps her human … Continue reading

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Midnight in Paris

Is it a flaw in the romantic imagination to believe another time period is better than one’s own? In Midnight in Paris, a screenwriter played by Owen Wilson, and his whiny fiancee played by Rachel McAdams, accompany her parents to … Continue reading

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Prohibition Left Sacramental Wine at the Altar

In Splendid Summer, Grace Wentworth discovers a winery’s secret to staying solvent during Prohibiton — it held the contract for altar wine with the Southern California Archdiocese. The 18th Amendment to the Constitution exempted imbibing wine for sacramental reasons. Congregations … Continue reading

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Announcing a Fun Contest!

In the Roaring Twenties, visionary leader John D. Spreckels erected a new commercial building on Coronado’s Orange Street and included a movie theater. Architect Harrison Albright featured the Roman god Mercury on the building’s exterior as an homage to Spreckels. … Continue reading

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Roaring Twenties Radio

                                  Photo courtesy of Patrick and Penny Matthews In the Roaring Twenties, radio unified people in a previously unimaginable way.  Some of the earliest radio models required headphones.   Families would gather round the radio and pass the headset so each member could listen.   … Continue reading

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Thank You Petties for the Honor of Choosing My Tweet!

Thank you to the Petties for choosing my congratulations tweet to Modern Cat as one of your two best!  The Petties honor winning pet bloggers with awards of donations to the animal shelter or rescue of their choice http://dogtime.com/petties   This year, the … Continue reading

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Chanel No 5 — 1922 to Today

When I read about Harrods’ World of Chanel exhibit today,  first, I put it on my list of big events in London I’ll miss this year.  It runs for three weeks.   Then, I considered Chanel No. 5, launched in 1922, and probably the only … Continue reading

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Coronado Tent City Band & 1920s: Nothing But Blue Skies

It’s been called the Jazz Age.  And for the splendid summer seasons of San Diego’s Roaring Twenties, the Coronado Tent City Band played concerts day and night.  It’s hard to envision the Roaring Twenties without hearing its music.   In Splendid Summer, Grace Wentworth and Jack Brewster dance … Continue reading

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