Wieners & Wenches – John Dierdorf & RfP

The Wenches thank our first Honorary male Wench, John Dierdorf — and what a spendid and popular guest he was. We know you all enjoyed his post and comments.

In typical grand generosity, we have a special gift for John:  Duke Humphrey’s Library, Bodleian, Oxford Bodleinlibrary University, England. (Photo credit)

From Wikipedia:

"Whilst the Bodleian Library, in its current incarnation, has a continuous history dating back to 1602, its roots date back even further. The first purpose-built library known to have existed in Oxford was founded in the fourteenth century by Thomas Cobham, Bishop of Worcester. This small collection of chained books was situated above the north side of the University Church of St Mary the Virgin on the High Street. This collection continued to grow steadily, but when, between 1435 and 1437 Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester (brother of Henry V of England), donated a great collection of manuscripts, the space was deemed insufficient and a larger building was required. A suitable room was finally built above the Divinity School, and completed in 1489. This room continues to be known as Duke Humfrey’s Library."

There, John, that should keep you busy for a while, and I don’t suppose the Bodleian will really miss it.

HotdogAnd speaking of books, John and I have chosen a winner for the ARC of Lovers and Ladies. It’s RfP (ReadForPleasure.com) for her delightful translation of John’s challenge. RfP, please contact me or Sherrie with your mailing address.  (And congratulations!)

~ Jo

10 thoughts on “Wieners & Wenches – John Dierdorf & RfP”

  1. Ah, how fun! Thank you, Jo and John.
    Oh, now I am a Wordy Wenchy wiener/
    That is what I truly wish to be/
    ‘Cause now that I’m a Wordy Wenchy wiener/
    Everyone will be in love/
    Oh everyone will be in love/
    Everyone will be in love with me!
    (with apologies to Messrs. Oscar and Mayer)

    Reply
  2. Ah, how fun! Thank you, Jo and John.
    Oh, now I am a Wordy Wenchy wiener/
    That is what I truly wish to be/
    ‘Cause now that I’m a Wordy Wenchy wiener/
    Everyone will be in love/
    Oh everyone will be in love/
    Everyone will be in love with me!
    (with apologies to Messrs. Oscar and Mayer)

    Reply
  3. Ah, how fun! Thank you, Jo and John.
    Oh, now I am a Wordy Wenchy wiener/
    That is what I truly wish to be/
    ‘Cause now that I’m a Wordy Wenchy wiener/
    Everyone will be in love/
    Oh everyone will be in love/
    Everyone will be in love with me!
    (with apologies to Messrs. Oscar and Mayer)

    Reply
  4. Ah, how fun! Thank you, Jo and John.
    Oh, now I am a Wordy Wenchy wiener/
    That is what I truly wish to be/
    ‘Cause now that I’m a Wordy Wenchy wiener/
    Everyone will be in love/
    Oh everyone will be in love/
    Everyone will be in love with me!
    (with apologies to Messrs. Oscar and Mayer)

    Reply
  5. Ah, how fun! Thank you, Jo and John.
    Oh, now I am a Wordy Wenchy wiener/
    That is what I truly wish to be/
    ‘Cause now that I’m a Wordy Wenchy wiener/
    Everyone will be in love/
    Oh everyone will be in love/
    Everyone will be in love with me!
    (with apologies to Messrs. Oscar and Mayer)

    Reply

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