Today’s “Wicked Wildfire Read-A-Thon”, 4:00 PM challenge asks for: a book we’re excited to read, a favourite summer beverage, and photos with both.
I can’t wait to read “BLUE NOSE GHOSTS”, 1957 by Helen Creighton, renound Nova Scotia folklorist!
Interviewing English and German-speaking locals since 1928: Helen documented traditional songs and beliefs in her home province. It is thanks to her that a famous provincial anthem today, “Farewell To Nova Scotia”, was saved from being lost to their culture. Her work got ghost-related when so many of these accounts came up.
Helen also authored “Blue Nose Magic“, 1968. I sought “Blue Nose Ghosts” as research for my novel in progress. For physical book fans, satisfaction derives from locating good-condition, affordable copies. It took a while for one; then I found another at a low price! Mom has the other copy of this Canadian treasure.
7-1/2 ounces, 11/12 cups, or 1/6 quarts.
Silver Clouds are best served in a champagne saucer.
Submitted by: C.M. Riedel, June 2012.