Inbetweenish

JopinksmHi, Jo here, thinking January 2nd is neither here nor there!

We've had the Christmas frenzy and then the recovery, and swooped up to the beginning of a new year…

And now we're sort of wondering what to do next. Or I am.

Christmas and New Years Day being on a Friday has definitely thrown me off balance, because I've had the feeling both times that the holiday means it's Saturday! Today is the day after it all — but's it's a Saturday, the beginning of a weekend, which is yet more holiday. Aieeeee!

I really should think about getting back to everything on Monday, but then it's almost Twelfth Night, and that's a traditional celebration as well as being the appropriate time to take down all the decorations. Perhaps I'll let next week slide by too….

So how are you coping with the way Christmas has fallen this year?

When will regular life resume for you?

Or has it already?

I visited Exeter Cathedral last week and spotted a memorial I'd not seen before. I can't imagine why not, because it's a bit odd. Is anyone's Latin good enough to translated it?  Who is Basil Guelielmi (or is that just the Latin for William) and why is it in Latin in the late 18th century. But mostly, why those little circumflexes over some of the letters? I welcome all input. You can see a larger version by clicking on it.

I1704e 'Basil Gulielmi, d1794' accented plaque, E-cathedral

The next time I'll be blogging here we'll definitely be settled into regular times. I think I'll be quite relieved!

Cheers,

Jo

130 thoughts on “Inbetweenish”

  1. I’ve never been to Exeter, but I’m currently planning my next trip to Britain, and it’s on my list! That area looks so gorgeous.
    “And now we’re sort of wondering what to do next.”
    Christmas night dinner on the 6th. Christmas Day on the 7th. New Year – again – the next week.
    ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
    My Lord, we haven’t recovered from the first round, and now we have Ukrainian Catholic Christmas in a few days!

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  2. I’ve never been to Exeter, but I’m currently planning my next trip to Britain, and it’s on my list! That area looks so gorgeous.
    “And now we’re sort of wondering what to do next.”
    Christmas night dinner on the 6th. Christmas Day on the 7th. New Year – again – the next week.
    ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
    My Lord, we haven’t recovered from the first round, and now we have Ukrainian Catholic Christmas in a few days!

    Reply
  3. I’ve never been to Exeter, but I’m currently planning my next trip to Britain, and it’s on my list! That area looks so gorgeous.
    “And now we’re sort of wondering what to do next.”
    Christmas night dinner on the 6th. Christmas Day on the 7th. New Year – again – the next week.
    ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
    My Lord, we haven’t recovered from the first round, and now we have Ukrainian Catholic Christmas in a few days!

    Reply
  4. I’ve never been to Exeter, but I’m currently planning my next trip to Britain, and it’s on my list! That area looks so gorgeous.
    “And now we’re sort of wondering what to do next.”
    Christmas night dinner on the 6th. Christmas Day on the 7th. New Year – again – the next week.
    ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
    My Lord, we haven’t recovered from the first round, and now we have Ukrainian Catholic Christmas in a few days!

    Reply
  5. I’ve never been to Exeter, but I’m currently planning my next trip to Britain, and it’s on my list! That area looks so gorgeous.
    “And now we’re sort of wondering what to do next.”
    Christmas night dinner on the 6th. Christmas Day on the 7th. New Year – again – the next week.
    ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
    My Lord, we haven’t recovered from the first round, and now we have Ukrainian Catholic Christmas in a few days!

    Reply
  6. What little knowledge I have of Latin is helpful prayers (as in The Name of the Rose), but not much else. I took a stab at this but didn’t get far. The beginning and the end are decipherable, because it’s what we expect.
    Sacred to the memory of, his name & title and his father’s name and title, eldest son, his noble ancestry – and at the end what killed him (consumption) age 32.
    But it’s that part in the middle that must be most interesting. So I Googled and found that there is a book: Reading Latin Epitaphs: A Handbook for Beginners, New Edition with Illustrations by John Parker University of Exeter Press, Mar 2, 2015
    Maybe someone can find an accessible text online and see what more is there, but Google just gave me this snippet:
    “47. Exeter Cathedral M.S. … of Basil William, Lord Daer, eldest son of Dunbar, Earl of Selkirk, sprung from the most noble Douglas Hamilton stock, who embellished his native courage with a most sweet nature and the most honourable conduct.”

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  7. What little knowledge I have of Latin is helpful prayers (as in The Name of the Rose), but not much else. I took a stab at this but didn’t get far. The beginning and the end are decipherable, because it’s what we expect.
    Sacred to the memory of, his name & title and his father’s name and title, eldest son, his noble ancestry – and at the end what killed him (consumption) age 32.
    But it’s that part in the middle that must be most interesting. So I Googled and found that there is a book: Reading Latin Epitaphs: A Handbook for Beginners, New Edition with Illustrations by John Parker University of Exeter Press, Mar 2, 2015
    Maybe someone can find an accessible text online and see what more is there, but Google just gave me this snippet:
    “47. Exeter Cathedral M.S. … of Basil William, Lord Daer, eldest son of Dunbar, Earl of Selkirk, sprung from the most noble Douglas Hamilton stock, who embellished his native courage with a most sweet nature and the most honourable conduct.”

    Reply
  8. What little knowledge I have of Latin is helpful prayers (as in The Name of the Rose), but not much else. I took a stab at this but didn’t get far. The beginning and the end are decipherable, because it’s what we expect.
    Sacred to the memory of, his name & title and his father’s name and title, eldest son, his noble ancestry – and at the end what killed him (consumption) age 32.
    But it’s that part in the middle that must be most interesting. So I Googled and found that there is a book: Reading Latin Epitaphs: A Handbook for Beginners, New Edition with Illustrations by John Parker University of Exeter Press, Mar 2, 2015
    Maybe someone can find an accessible text online and see what more is there, but Google just gave me this snippet:
    “47. Exeter Cathedral M.S. … of Basil William, Lord Daer, eldest son of Dunbar, Earl of Selkirk, sprung from the most noble Douglas Hamilton stock, who embellished his native courage with a most sweet nature and the most honourable conduct.”

    Reply
  9. What little knowledge I have of Latin is helpful prayers (as in The Name of the Rose), but not much else. I took a stab at this but didn’t get far. The beginning and the end are decipherable, because it’s what we expect.
    Sacred to the memory of, his name & title and his father’s name and title, eldest son, his noble ancestry – and at the end what killed him (consumption) age 32.
    But it’s that part in the middle that must be most interesting. So I Googled and found that there is a book: Reading Latin Epitaphs: A Handbook for Beginners, New Edition with Illustrations by John Parker University of Exeter Press, Mar 2, 2015
    Maybe someone can find an accessible text online and see what more is there, but Google just gave me this snippet:
    “47. Exeter Cathedral M.S. … of Basil William, Lord Daer, eldest son of Dunbar, Earl of Selkirk, sprung from the most noble Douglas Hamilton stock, who embellished his native courage with a most sweet nature and the most honourable conduct.”

    Reply
  10. What little knowledge I have of Latin is helpful prayers (as in The Name of the Rose), but not much else. I took a stab at this but didn’t get far. The beginning and the end are decipherable, because it’s what we expect.
    Sacred to the memory of, his name & title and his father’s name and title, eldest son, his noble ancestry – and at the end what killed him (consumption) age 32.
    But it’s that part in the middle that must be most interesting. So I Googled and found that there is a book: Reading Latin Epitaphs: A Handbook for Beginners, New Edition with Illustrations by John Parker University of Exeter Press, Mar 2, 2015
    Maybe someone can find an accessible text online and see what more is there, but Google just gave me this snippet:
    “47. Exeter Cathedral M.S. … of Basil William, Lord Daer, eldest son of Dunbar, Earl of Selkirk, sprung from the most noble Douglas Hamilton stock, who embellished his native courage with a most sweet nature and the most honourable conduct.”

    Reply
  11. I’m half in holiday mode (doing fun stuff) and half in survival housekeeping mode. Taking time from not really cleaning, I read the posts. I love that patent.
    I tried to start (or re-start) my habit of walking. The sun is out, the weather is somewhere slightly above chilly, and the ducks are courting. And one crazy cherry blossom tree is in full bloom. I meant to take a picture since tonight is supposed to be a hard freeze but I got distracted.

    Reply
  12. I’m half in holiday mode (doing fun stuff) and half in survival housekeeping mode. Taking time from not really cleaning, I read the posts. I love that patent.
    I tried to start (or re-start) my habit of walking. The sun is out, the weather is somewhere slightly above chilly, and the ducks are courting. And one crazy cherry blossom tree is in full bloom. I meant to take a picture since tonight is supposed to be a hard freeze but I got distracted.

    Reply
  13. I’m half in holiday mode (doing fun stuff) and half in survival housekeeping mode. Taking time from not really cleaning, I read the posts. I love that patent.
    I tried to start (or re-start) my habit of walking. The sun is out, the weather is somewhere slightly above chilly, and the ducks are courting. And one crazy cherry blossom tree is in full bloom. I meant to take a picture since tonight is supposed to be a hard freeze but I got distracted.

    Reply
  14. I’m half in holiday mode (doing fun stuff) and half in survival housekeeping mode. Taking time from not really cleaning, I read the posts. I love that patent.
    I tried to start (or re-start) my habit of walking. The sun is out, the weather is somewhere slightly above chilly, and the ducks are courting. And one crazy cherry blossom tree is in full bloom. I meant to take a picture since tonight is supposed to be a hard freeze but I got distracted.

    Reply
  15. I’m half in holiday mode (doing fun stuff) and half in survival housekeeping mode. Taking time from not really cleaning, I read the posts. I love that patent.
    I tried to start (or re-start) my habit of walking. The sun is out, the weather is somewhere slightly above chilly, and the ducks are courting. And one crazy cherry blossom tree is in full bloom. I meant to take a picture since tonight is supposed to be a hard freeze but I got distracted.

    Reply
  16. Also something about a good knowledge of agriculture, developed the nation’s ability letters (whatever that means) , had high hopes for him, and his loss is a cruel waste — which would be true of a consumptive death at 32.
    At or liar.com I found a fascinating discussion about accents in Latin and how vowels have changed over the centuries. Regarding circumflex: “In the late Middle Ages it became conventional, especially in the manuals, to mark the long vowels by putting a stroke over the letter (eg. for [a:]) or by circumflex accent over it (eg. รข for [a:]), while the short vowels were marked by a small bow over the letter…”

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  17. Also something about a good knowledge of agriculture, developed the nation’s ability letters (whatever that means) , had high hopes for him, and his loss is a cruel waste — which would be true of a consumptive death at 32.
    At or liar.com I found a fascinating discussion about accents in Latin and how vowels have changed over the centuries. Regarding circumflex: “In the late Middle Ages it became conventional, especially in the manuals, to mark the long vowels by putting a stroke over the letter (eg. for [a:]) or by circumflex accent over it (eg. รข for [a:]), while the short vowels were marked by a small bow over the letter…”

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  18. Also something about a good knowledge of agriculture, developed the nation’s ability letters (whatever that means) , had high hopes for him, and his loss is a cruel waste — which would be true of a consumptive death at 32.
    At or liar.com I found a fascinating discussion about accents in Latin and how vowels have changed over the centuries. Regarding circumflex: “In the late Middle Ages it became conventional, especially in the manuals, to mark the long vowels by putting a stroke over the letter (eg. for [a:]) or by circumflex accent over it (eg. รข for [a:]), while the short vowels were marked by a small bow over the letter…”

    Reply
  19. Also something about a good knowledge of agriculture, developed the nation’s ability letters (whatever that means) , had high hopes for him, and his loss is a cruel waste — which would be true of a consumptive death at 32.
    At or liar.com I found a fascinating discussion about accents in Latin and how vowels have changed over the centuries. Regarding circumflex: “In the late Middle Ages it became conventional, especially in the manuals, to mark the long vowels by putting a stroke over the letter (eg. for [a:]) or by circumflex accent over it (eg. รข for [a:]), while the short vowels were marked by a small bow over the letter…”

    Reply
  20. Also something about a good knowledge of agriculture, developed the nation’s ability letters (whatever that means) , had high hopes for him, and his loss is a cruel waste — which would be true of a consumptive death at 32.
    At or liar.com I found a fascinating discussion about accents in Latin and how vowels have changed over the centuries. Regarding circumflex: “In the late Middle Ages it became conventional, especially in the manuals, to mark the long vowels by putting a stroke over the letter (eg. for [a:]) or by circumflex accent over it (eg. รข for [a:]), while the short vowels were marked by a small bow over the letter…”

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  21. I am GLAD that other folks attacked the Latin. I just gave up!
    I am pretty much back in everyday mode โ€” except, that everyday mode just now means an entire household clean-up and reorganization! Being ill most of 2014 and illness plus remodeling in 2015 has wrecked our household storage. Every room needs to be taken care of
    Making room for family here for the Christmas meal my daughter, husband, and I make a good beginning. Since Sally went home, I have managed to “hold the line” on what we had achieved plus I have started chipping away at all the rest. I’m starting in the living room, and will work my way through the house, room by room.
    I don’t make a deadline for this. I just work at it little by little. I take a container, fill it from the piles of stuff to be thrown away or put away. Each day I work at that container until it is empty. Then I start over. It’s pretty amazing how fast things can be cleared up by this method. The job is never overwhelming, there is no time-pressure, and each day says that something has been done.

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  22. I am GLAD that other folks attacked the Latin. I just gave up!
    I am pretty much back in everyday mode โ€” except, that everyday mode just now means an entire household clean-up and reorganization! Being ill most of 2014 and illness plus remodeling in 2015 has wrecked our household storage. Every room needs to be taken care of
    Making room for family here for the Christmas meal my daughter, husband, and I make a good beginning. Since Sally went home, I have managed to “hold the line” on what we had achieved plus I have started chipping away at all the rest. I’m starting in the living room, and will work my way through the house, room by room.
    I don’t make a deadline for this. I just work at it little by little. I take a container, fill it from the piles of stuff to be thrown away or put away. Each day I work at that container until it is empty. Then I start over. It’s pretty amazing how fast things can be cleared up by this method. The job is never overwhelming, there is no time-pressure, and each day says that something has been done.

    Reply
  23. I am GLAD that other folks attacked the Latin. I just gave up!
    I am pretty much back in everyday mode โ€” except, that everyday mode just now means an entire household clean-up and reorganization! Being ill most of 2014 and illness plus remodeling in 2015 has wrecked our household storage. Every room needs to be taken care of
    Making room for family here for the Christmas meal my daughter, husband, and I make a good beginning. Since Sally went home, I have managed to “hold the line” on what we had achieved plus I have started chipping away at all the rest. I’m starting in the living room, and will work my way through the house, room by room.
    I don’t make a deadline for this. I just work at it little by little. I take a container, fill it from the piles of stuff to be thrown away or put away. Each day I work at that container until it is empty. Then I start over. It’s pretty amazing how fast things can be cleared up by this method. The job is never overwhelming, there is no time-pressure, and each day says that something has been done.

    Reply
  24. I am GLAD that other folks attacked the Latin. I just gave up!
    I am pretty much back in everyday mode โ€” except, that everyday mode just now means an entire household clean-up and reorganization! Being ill most of 2014 and illness plus remodeling in 2015 has wrecked our household storage. Every room needs to be taken care of
    Making room for family here for the Christmas meal my daughter, husband, and I make a good beginning. Since Sally went home, I have managed to “hold the line” on what we had achieved plus I have started chipping away at all the rest. I’m starting in the living room, and will work my way through the house, room by room.
    I don’t make a deadline for this. I just work at it little by little. I take a container, fill it from the piles of stuff to be thrown away or put away. Each day I work at that container until it is empty. Then I start over. It’s pretty amazing how fast things can be cleared up by this method. The job is never overwhelming, there is no time-pressure, and each day says that something has been done.

    Reply
  25. I am GLAD that other folks attacked the Latin. I just gave up!
    I am pretty much back in everyday mode โ€” except, that everyday mode just now means an entire household clean-up and reorganization! Being ill most of 2014 and illness plus remodeling in 2015 has wrecked our household storage. Every room needs to be taken care of
    Making room for family here for the Christmas meal my daughter, husband, and I make a good beginning. Since Sally went home, I have managed to “hold the line” on what we had achieved plus I have started chipping away at all the rest. I’m starting in the living room, and will work my way through the house, room by room.
    I don’t make a deadline for this. I just work at it little by little. I take a container, fill it from the piles of stuff to be thrown away or put away. Each day I work at that container until it is empty. Then I start over. It’s pretty amazing how fast things can be cleared up by this method. The job is never overwhelming, there is no time-pressure, and each day says that something has been done.

    Reply
  26. Jo and Mary Jo, the family history of your mystery man is fascinating but so confusing! I think I will need to read it again to get my head around it all. I am also always surprised when a historical title leads to real flesh and blood human in 2016. That’s absurd, I know, but the rise of modern celebrities makes one forget that the ‘haute ton’ is mostly still around, just not the focus of as intense media scrutiny now as they were 200 years ago.

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  27. Jo and Mary Jo, the family history of your mystery man is fascinating but so confusing! I think I will need to read it again to get my head around it all. I am also always surprised when a historical title leads to real flesh and blood human in 2016. That’s absurd, I know, but the rise of modern celebrities makes one forget that the ‘haute ton’ is mostly still around, just not the focus of as intense media scrutiny now as they were 200 years ago.

    Reply
  28. Jo and Mary Jo, the family history of your mystery man is fascinating but so confusing! I think I will need to read it again to get my head around it all. I am also always surprised when a historical title leads to real flesh and blood human in 2016. That’s absurd, I know, but the rise of modern celebrities makes one forget that the ‘haute ton’ is mostly still around, just not the focus of as intense media scrutiny now as they were 200 years ago.

    Reply
  29. Jo and Mary Jo, the family history of your mystery man is fascinating but so confusing! I think I will need to read it again to get my head around it all. I am also always surprised when a historical title leads to real flesh and blood human in 2016. That’s absurd, I know, but the rise of modern celebrities makes one forget that the ‘haute ton’ is mostly still around, just not the focus of as intense media scrutiny now as they were 200 years ago.

    Reply
  30. Jo and Mary Jo, the family history of your mystery man is fascinating but so confusing! I think I will need to read it again to get my head around it all. I am also always surprised when a historical title leads to real flesh and blood human in 2016. That’s absurd, I know, but the rise of modern celebrities makes one forget that the ‘haute ton’ is mostly still around, just not the focus of as intense media scrutiny now as they were 200 years ago.

    Reply
  31. I snuck in a walk yesterday, Shannon. Not a long one, but a bit of exercise in fresh air and sunshine. The sun’s hinting it might come out again. I’ll watch for it. Have to grab these moments!

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  32. I snuck in a walk yesterday, Shannon. Not a long one, but a bit of exercise in fresh air and sunshine. The sun’s hinting it might come out again. I’ll watch for it. Have to grab these moments!

    Reply
  33. I snuck in a walk yesterday, Shannon. Not a long one, but a bit of exercise in fresh air and sunshine. The sun’s hinting it might come out again. I’ll watch for it. Have to grab these moments!

    Reply
  34. I snuck in a walk yesterday, Shannon. Not a long one, but a bit of exercise in fresh air and sunshine. The sun’s hinting it might come out again. I’ll watch for it. Have to grab these moments!

    Reply
  35. I snuck in a walk yesterday, Shannon. Not a long one, but a bit of exercise in fresh air and sunshine. The sun’s hinting it might come out again. I’ll watch for it. Have to grab these moments!

    Reply
  36. Trisha’s message mysteriously disappeared from before my eyes, so I’m pasting it here from the Typepad site.
    “My Latin is very rusty so didn’t attempt a translation but found this link: http://www.douglashistory.co.uk/history/basil_douglas.htm on Douglas Archives website which gives a potted biography of the man. Happy New Year!”
    Thanks for that link, Trisha. He seems to have been an interesting character. But his interest in reform etc makes it even odder that he have an archaic Latin memorial!

    Reply
  37. Trisha’s message mysteriously disappeared from before my eyes, so I’m pasting it here from the Typepad site.
    “My Latin is very rusty so didn’t attempt a translation but found this link: http://www.douglashistory.co.uk/history/basil_douglas.htm on Douglas Archives website which gives a potted biography of the man. Happy New Year!”
    Thanks for that link, Trisha. He seems to have been an interesting character. But his interest in reform etc makes it even odder that he have an archaic Latin memorial!

    Reply
  38. Trisha’s message mysteriously disappeared from before my eyes, so I’m pasting it here from the Typepad site.
    “My Latin is very rusty so didn’t attempt a translation but found this link: http://www.douglashistory.co.uk/history/basil_douglas.htm on Douglas Archives website which gives a potted biography of the man. Happy New Year!”
    Thanks for that link, Trisha. He seems to have been an interesting character. But his interest in reform etc makes it even odder that he have an archaic Latin memorial!

    Reply
  39. Trisha’s message mysteriously disappeared from before my eyes, so I’m pasting it here from the Typepad site.
    “My Latin is very rusty so didn’t attempt a translation but found this link: http://www.douglashistory.co.uk/history/basil_douglas.htm on Douglas Archives website which gives a potted biography of the man. Happy New Year!”
    Thanks for that link, Trisha. He seems to have been an interesting character. But his interest in reform etc makes it even odder that he have an archaic Latin memorial!

    Reply
  40. Trisha’s message mysteriously disappeared from before my eyes, so I’m pasting it here from the Typepad site.
    “My Latin is very rusty so didn’t attempt a translation but found this link: http://www.douglashistory.co.uk/history/basil_douglas.htm on Douglas Archives website which gives a potted biography of the man. Happy New Year!”
    Thanks for that link, Trisha. He seems to have been an interesting character. But his interest in reform etc makes it even odder that he have an archaic Latin memorial!

    Reply
  41. Now your message comes back, Tricia. I’ll paste my response here. Sorry for spelling your name Trisha!
    I wrote below:
    Trisha’s message mysteriously disappeared from before my eyes, so I’m pasting it here from the Typepad site.
    “My Latin is very rusty so didn’t attempt a translation but found this link: http://www.douglashistory.co.uk/history/basil_douglas.htm on Douglas Archives website which gives a potted biography of the man. Happy New Year!”
    Thanks for that link, Trisha. He seems to have been an interesting character. But his interest in reform etc makes it even odder that he have an archaic Latin memorial!

    Reply
  42. Now your message comes back, Tricia. I’ll paste my response here. Sorry for spelling your name Trisha!
    I wrote below:
    Trisha’s message mysteriously disappeared from before my eyes, so I’m pasting it here from the Typepad site.
    “My Latin is very rusty so didn’t attempt a translation but found this link: http://www.douglashistory.co.uk/history/basil_douglas.htm on Douglas Archives website which gives a potted biography of the man. Happy New Year!”
    Thanks for that link, Trisha. He seems to have been an interesting character. But his interest in reform etc makes it even odder that he have an archaic Latin memorial!

    Reply
  43. Now your message comes back, Tricia. I’ll paste my response here. Sorry for spelling your name Trisha!
    I wrote below:
    Trisha’s message mysteriously disappeared from before my eyes, so I’m pasting it here from the Typepad site.
    “My Latin is very rusty so didn’t attempt a translation but found this link: http://www.douglashistory.co.uk/history/basil_douglas.htm on Douglas Archives website which gives a potted biography of the man. Happy New Year!”
    Thanks for that link, Trisha. He seems to have been an interesting character. But his interest in reform etc makes it even odder that he have an archaic Latin memorial!

    Reply
  44. Now your message comes back, Tricia. I’ll paste my response here. Sorry for spelling your name Trisha!
    I wrote below:
    Trisha’s message mysteriously disappeared from before my eyes, so I’m pasting it here from the Typepad site.
    “My Latin is very rusty so didn’t attempt a translation but found this link: http://www.douglashistory.co.uk/history/basil_douglas.htm on Douglas Archives website which gives a potted biography of the man. Happy New Year!”
    Thanks for that link, Trisha. He seems to have been an interesting character. But his interest in reform etc makes it even odder that he have an archaic Latin memorial!

    Reply
  45. Now your message comes back, Tricia. I’ll paste my response here. Sorry for spelling your name Trisha!
    I wrote below:
    Trisha’s message mysteriously disappeared from before my eyes, so I’m pasting it here from the Typepad site.
    “My Latin is very rusty so didn’t attempt a translation but found this link: http://www.douglashistory.co.uk/history/basil_douglas.htm on Douglas Archives website which gives a potted biography of the man. Happy New Year!”
    Thanks for that link, Trisha. He seems to have been an interesting character. But his interest in reform etc makes it even odder that he have an archaic Latin memorial!

    Reply
  46. Was Latin really archaic in 1794? From what I’ve read, sons of the nobility still received a classical education that included Latin and Greek at that time, so intellectuals and scientists (of which he was one, I can make out that much) would have been comfortable with it.
    Had to laugh at the disorientation caused by New Year’s on Friday, I’ve been feeling exactly the same! Every time I think about something I have to do next week, I get confused about what day it is now. I’m totally discombobulated! Just cleaning the litter boxes seems like more work than I can do right now … back to my book … sigh …

    Reply
  47. Was Latin really archaic in 1794? From what I’ve read, sons of the nobility still received a classical education that included Latin and Greek at that time, so intellectuals and scientists (of which he was one, I can make out that much) would have been comfortable with it.
    Had to laugh at the disorientation caused by New Year’s on Friday, I’ve been feeling exactly the same! Every time I think about something I have to do next week, I get confused about what day it is now. I’m totally discombobulated! Just cleaning the litter boxes seems like more work than I can do right now … back to my book … sigh …

    Reply
  48. Was Latin really archaic in 1794? From what I’ve read, sons of the nobility still received a classical education that included Latin and Greek at that time, so intellectuals and scientists (of which he was one, I can make out that much) would have been comfortable with it.
    Had to laugh at the disorientation caused by New Year’s on Friday, I’ve been feeling exactly the same! Every time I think about something I have to do next week, I get confused about what day it is now. I’m totally discombobulated! Just cleaning the litter boxes seems like more work than I can do right now … back to my book … sigh …

    Reply
  49. Was Latin really archaic in 1794? From what I’ve read, sons of the nobility still received a classical education that included Latin and Greek at that time, so intellectuals and scientists (of which he was one, I can make out that much) would have been comfortable with it.
    Had to laugh at the disorientation caused by New Year’s on Friday, I’ve been feeling exactly the same! Every time I think about something I have to do next week, I get confused about what day it is now. I’m totally discombobulated! Just cleaning the litter boxes seems like more work than I can do right now … back to my book … sigh …

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  50. Was Latin really archaic in 1794? From what I’ve read, sons of the nobility still received a classical education that included Latin and Greek at that time, so intellectuals and scientists (of which he was one, I can make out that much) would have been comfortable with it.
    Had to laugh at the disorientation caused by New Year’s on Friday, I’ve been feeling exactly the same! Every time I think about something I have to do next week, I get confused about what day it is now. I’m totally discombobulated! Just cleaning the litter boxes seems like more work than I can do right now … back to my book … sigh …

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  51. I didn’t even attempt the Latin! But yes, a well bred gentleman would study his Latin and be fluent in it. But …but…..having it on his memorial seems very odd since no one else was doing it at that time.
    It is so nice to see that everyone else is as totally discombobulated as me! I thought it was just me having trouble with the holidays, what with my husband being home when he normally isn’t and trash pickup on Saturday instead of Friday.
    Sue’s method of just dealing with a box at a time sounds like a wonderful plan. I’m in the midst of a total upheaval of reorganization also. I do have 2 areas I’ve gotten somewhat finished but there were “left overs” and I keep thinking of the whole. Not just take one box of left overs and DEAL before even looking at the next.
    So which to do first, the boxes of left overs or work on more spots that need organizing/weeding out and create more left overs…

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  52. I didn’t even attempt the Latin! But yes, a well bred gentleman would study his Latin and be fluent in it. But …but…..having it on his memorial seems very odd since no one else was doing it at that time.
    It is so nice to see that everyone else is as totally discombobulated as me! I thought it was just me having trouble with the holidays, what with my husband being home when he normally isn’t and trash pickup on Saturday instead of Friday.
    Sue’s method of just dealing with a box at a time sounds like a wonderful plan. I’m in the midst of a total upheaval of reorganization also. I do have 2 areas I’ve gotten somewhat finished but there were “left overs” and I keep thinking of the whole. Not just take one box of left overs and DEAL before even looking at the next.
    So which to do first, the boxes of left overs or work on more spots that need organizing/weeding out and create more left overs…

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  53. I didn’t even attempt the Latin! But yes, a well bred gentleman would study his Latin and be fluent in it. But …but…..having it on his memorial seems very odd since no one else was doing it at that time.
    It is so nice to see that everyone else is as totally discombobulated as me! I thought it was just me having trouble with the holidays, what with my husband being home when he normally isn’t and trash pickup on Saturday instead of Friday.
    Sue’s method of just dealing with a box at a time sounds like a wonderful plan. I’m in the midst of a total upheaval of reorganization also. I do have 2 areas I’ve gotten somewhat finished but there were “left overs” and I keep thinking of the whole. Not just take one box of left overs and DEAL before even looking at the next.
    So which to do first, the boxes of left overs or work on more spots that need organizing/weeding out and create more left overs…

    Reply
  54. I didn’t even attempt the Latin! But yes, a well bred gentleman would study his Latin and be fluent in it. But …but…..having it on his memorial seems very odd since no one else was doing it at that time.
    It is so nice to see that everyone else is as totally discombobulated as me! I thought it was just me having trouble with the holidays, what with my husband being home when he normally isn’t and trash pickup on Saturday instead of Friday.
    Sue’s method of just dealing with a box at a time sounds like a wonderful plan. I’m in the midst of a total upheaval of reorganization also. I do have 2 areas I’ve gotten somewhat finished but there were “left overs” and I keep thinking of the whole. Not just take one box of left overs and DEAL before even looking at the next.
    So which to do first, the boxes of left overs or work on more spots that need organizing/weeding out and create more left overs…

    Reply
  55. I didn’t even attempt the Latin! But yes, a well bred gentleman would study his Latin and be fluent in it. But …but…..having it on his memorial seems very odd since no one else was doing it at that time.
    It is so nice to see that everyone else is as totally discombobulated as me! I thought it was just me having trouble with the holidays, what with my husband being home when he normally isn’t and trash pickup on Saturday instead of Friday.
    Sue’s method of just dealing with a box at a time sounds like a wonderful plan. I’m in the midst of a total upheaval of reorganization also. I do have 2 areas I’ve gotten somewhat finished but there were “left overs” and I keep thinking of the whole. Not just take one box of left overs and DEAL before even looking at the next.
    So which to do first, the boxes of left overs or work on more spots that need organizing/weeding out and create more left overs…

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  56. As Vicki said, Latin was part of a gentleman’s education, but it was very rarely used on memorials, tombstones and such. That had gone out of fashion a century or so earlier.
    It is confusing to have off-center weekends!

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  57. As Vicki said, Latin was part of a gentleman’s education, but it was very rarely used on memorials, tombstones and such. That had gone out of fashion a century or so earlier.
    It is confusing to have off-center weekends!

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  58. As Vicki said, Latin was part of a gentleman’s education, but it was very rarely used on memorials, tombstones and such. That had gone out of fashion a century or so earlier.
    It is confusing to have off-center weekends!

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  59. As Vicki said, Latin was part of a gentleman’s education, but it was very rarely used on memorials, tombstones and such. That had gone out of fashion a century or so earlier.
    It is confusing to have off-center weekends!

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  60. As Vicki said, Latin was part of a gentleman’s education, but it was very rarely used on memorials, tombstones and such. That had gone out of fashion a century or so earlier.
    It is confusing to have off-center weekends!

    Reply
  61. Okay. We’re off and running for the year….in my opinion. Another fascinating little tidbit to spark an internet search and fill my brain with ideas…ideas…IDEAS!!
    AND, I wish I’d just read the comments first before I tried to use a Latin-English translator on the internet….rather humorous sometimes, but I got the gist. The actual translation was much better. Thank you Sharon and Mary Terry. Thanks for the Douglas links.
    Oh yes, the holiday’s timing is messing with my equilibrium. But, I put that down to normal holiday weird schedules, staying up too late reading, eating too many goodies, and dreading (but looking forward to) getting back to the regular routine. Oh boy, I love Sue McCormick’s decluttering idea.
    Happy, healthy, productive and prosperous New Year 2016 to all the Wenches. Thanks for a wonderful year of information and inspiration.

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  62. Okay. We’re off and running for the year….in my opinion. Another fascinating little tidbit to spark an internet search and fill my brain with ideas…ideas…IDEAS!!
    AND, I wish I’d just read the comments first before I tried to use a Latin-English translator on the internet….rather humorous sometimes, but I got the gist. The actual translation was much better. Thank you Sharon and Mary Terry. Thanks for the Douglas links.
    Oh yes, the holiday’s timing is messing with my equilibrium. But, I put that down to normal holiday weird schedules, staying up too late reading, eating too many goodies, and dreading (but looking forward to) getting back to the regular routine. Oh boy, I love Sue McCormick’s decluttering idea.
    Happy, healthy, productive and prosperous New Year 2016 to all the Wenches. Thanks for a wonderful year of information and inspiration.

    Reply
  63. Okay. We’re off and running for the year….in my opinion. Another fascinating little tidbit to spark an internet search and fill my brain with ideas…ideas…IDEAS!!
    AND, I wish I’d just read the comments first before I tried to use a Latin-English translator on the internet….rather humorous sometimes, but I got the gist. The actual translation was much better. Thank you Sharon and Mary Terry. Thanks for the Douglas links.
    Oh yes, the holiday’s timing is messing with my equilibrium. But, I put that down to normal holiday weird schedules, staying up too late reading, eating too many goodies, and dreading (but looking forward to) getting back to the regular routine. Oh boy, I love Sue McCormick’s decluttering idea.
    Happy, healthy, productive and prosperous New Year 2016 to all the Wenches. Thanks for a wonderful year of information and inspiration.

    Reply
  64. Okay. We’re off and running for the year….in my opinion. Another fascinating little tidbit to spark an internet search and fill my brain with ideas…ideas…IDEAS!!
    AND, I wish I’d just read the comments first before I tried to use a Latin-English translator on the internet….rather humorous sometimes, but I got the gist. The actual translation was much better. Thank you Sharon and Mary Terry. Thanks for the Douglas links.
    Oh yes, the holiday’s timing is messing with my equilibrium. But, I put that down to normal holiday weird schedules, staying up too late reading, eating too many goodies, and dreading (but looking forward to) getting back to the regular routine. Oh boy, I love Sue McCormick’s decluttering idea.
    Happy, healthy, productive and prosperous New Year 2016 to all the Wenches. Thanks for a wonderful year of information and inspiration.

    Reply
  65. Okay. We’re off and running for the year….in my opinion. Another fascinating little tidbit to spark an internet search and fill my brain with ideas…ideas…IDEAS!!
    AND, I wish I’d just read the comments first before I tried to use a Latin-English translator on the internet….rather humorous sometimes, but I got the gist. The actual translation was much better. Thank you Sharon and Mary Terry. Thanks for the Douglas links.
    Oh yes, the holiday’s timing is messing with my equilibrium. But, I put that down to normal holiday weird schedules, staying up too late reading, eating too many goodies, and dreading (but looking forward to) getting back to the regular routine. Oh boy, I love Sue McCormick’s decluttering idea.
    Happy, healthy, productive and prosperous New Year 2016 to all the Wenches. Thanks for a wonderful year of information and inspiration.

    Reply

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