I Bet the Snails Smelled Worse

August 4, 2008 @ 5:10 pm | Filed under: Connections, Handcrafts, History, Homeschooling

I already put this Blue Yonder post in my Google Shared Items, but I know from my stat counter that only about a dozen of you will click through, and this post is waaaay too funny to be missed: Purple Daze.

“I want you to know that my house stinks. It stinks really badly. It stinks like a man from Tyre.”

We took our own little purple dye rabbit trail once, but I wasn’t ambitious enough to promise a tie-dyeing session of our own. (This is possibly a case of the shoemaker’s children going barefoot. Goodness knows I wrote enough natural dyes in the Martha books. Matter of fact, the part where Auld Mary uses stale urine as a color fixative was one of the favorite parts of the Laura Ingalls Wilder estate attorney, who, along with the heir to the estate, had to approve all my manuscripts before they went to press.)

Anyway, my hat is off to intrepid homeschooling mom Stefani for following through on her stinky, stinky promise. Those are some gorgeous shirts, by the way.


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  1. We get to read your series now! We finished the Laura Ingalls Wilder series a few months ago. I was horrified to read that teh publisher dumbed down your originals. Grrrrr. I hate that. I bought those original ones I could find through your link. We’ll be missing a few and will look for those elsewhere.