28 11 / 2011

Aunt Carrie Strikes Again!
Another puzzle from Aunt Carrie’s compendium: a mysterious dinner party! This is the dessert course, because nothing says dessert like “pretended suffering.”
Smith, Caroline L. Popular Pastimes for Field and Fireside, or, Amusements for Young and Old, Carefully Compiled by Aunt Carrie. Springfield, MA: Milton Bradley & Co., 1867.  

Aunt Carrie Strikes Again!

Another puzzle from Aunt Carrie’s compendium: a mysterious dinner party! This is the dessert course, because nothing says dessert like “pretended suffering.”

Smith, Caroline L. Popular Pastimes for Field and Fireside, or, Amusements for Young and Old, Carefully Compiled by Aunt Carrie. Springfield, MA: Milton Bradley & Co., 1867.  

23 11 / 2011


Good Question!
In this compendium of amusements for the nineteenth-century fireside, “Aunt Carrie” explains how to make a basket out of nutmegs, dance a Caledonian quadrille, and play a rollicking game of Charades (suggested words: penitent, bridewell, bondage). Here, she tries her hand at riddles. Why is a sword like a lager beer? It’s… um… inappropriate in the office?  
Smith, Caroline L. Popular Pastimes for Field and Fireside, or, Amusements for Young and Old, Carefully Compiled by Aunt Carrie. Springfield, MA: Milton Bradley & Co., 1867. 

Good Question!

In this compendium of amusements for the nineteenth-century fireside, “Aunt Carrie” explains how to make a basket out of nutmegs, dance a Caledonian quadrille, and play a rollicking game of Charades (suggested words: penitent, bridewell, bondage). Here, she tries her hand at riddles. Why is a sword like a lager beer? It’s… um… inappropriate in the office?  

Smith, Caroline L. Popular Pastimes for Field and Fireside, or, Amusements for Young and Old, Carefully Compiled by Aunt Carrie. Springfield, MA: Milton Bradley & Co., 1867.