Let’s Read a Book……or 2 Chapters 33-36

Screen Shot 2015-06-18 at 10.28.34 PMWell, you knew I was a procrastinator, now you know exactly how extreme my procrastination can truly be.  It’s a disease, I say!! It latches on and just drags at me……I’m an enabler, as well, so jeez…GIVE ME A BREAK!  Pfft!!

We said “only” three chapters, there’s still tons of stuff and there’s stuff I couldn’t find references that I really, really wanted.  If I say tracking, you and I think of what Jenny did trying to locate her brother.  When I type tracking, the computer, regardless of whether or not ’18th Century’ is typed in tandem, gives me marketing strategies.  Or if you put scouting and tracking, it gives me every know brand of girl scout, boy scout or cub scout and it’s importance there of.  How about a weekend get away to learn these skills?? NOT CHEAP, but absolutely no mention of how Jenny, or anyone for that matter, could learned to track her brother.  I also gave up on a true search of prisons the likes of Wentworth.  The punishments were either hanging or deportation and/or for the holding of debtors who had to pay for their keep in prison.  And that included their whole family sometimes.  Dungeons were for castles in this time and the vast expanses of Wentworth wasn’t plausible. Oh, well.  DG had me totally convinced that Wentworth could really happen.  I know she had you, too!!

So here’s the research I could find on the subjects that caught my curiosity.  I hope you enjoy, even though it’s a little (don’t laugh) late.

Recovery time from childbirth: Now….http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/labor-and-delivery/in-depth/postpartum-care/art-20047233
…..And then http://www.18thcenturydiary.org.uk/childbirth-2/

Laundry Day:
Pictures https://www.google.com/search?q=laundry+day+in+18th+century&client=safari&hl=en&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&fir=sovpi3XTMKMfcM%253A%252CkxMJMyRQYzPcQM%252C_%253BKX0XDThTI6IkgM%253A%252CetouH3XK8ifSKM%252C_%253BPCmXR0iAEwLx7M%253A%252C1BRmMJOCvLmcHM%252C_&usg=__8rIJcWzwfXOYDzuYlC3mM_RFRBM%3D&sa=X&ved=0CCkQ7AlqFQoTCJXXmavs5cYCFYmjiAodyHICUA

Letter from an indentured servant to his wife regarding Laundry Day
http://larsdatter.com/18c/laundry.html

Satellite Map of Killin http://www.maplandia.com/united-kingdom/scotland/scotland/stirling/killin/

Interesting:
http://www.streetmap.co.uk/sitemap/places_m.html

About breast feeding. This is a book. It’s very interesting to just peruse the information
https://books.google.com/books?id=qHXrAwAAQBAJ&pg=PT230&lpg=PT230&dq=breastfeeding+18th+century&source=bl&ots=Gkmp0Q5Ey4&sig=p3PJQvbU4AbdPR18V9BjlveHkkI&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CC8Q6AEwBjgKahUKEwiNjL6lg-bGAhXPK4gKHXZbBas#v=onepage&q=breastfeeding%2018th%20century&f=false

Holding breath Guinness Book of World Records
http://www.outsideonline.com/1784106/how-long-can-humans-hold-their-breath

Normal People
http://www.quora.com/On-average-how-long-can-someone-hold-their-breath-underwater

Americans, for the most part, can’t go a day without a potato in our mouth, on our plate or in a dish.  We can thank South America for the tuber, but it was Spain who made it taste better.

Potatoes
http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/potato.aspx
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highland_Potato_Famine
Veggie facts: http://staff.esuhsd.org/balochie/studentprojects/newworldfoods/

Love the soothing sounds of a Scottish folk singer!

The Dowie Dens of Yarrow
http://youtu.be/IFGGZfFR97c

The town where Jamie was captured: https://www.google.com/search?q=kiltorlity&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&client=safari

You can tour an 18th century prison!
http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g186500-d642698-Reviews-Inveraray_Jail-Inveraray_Argyll_and_Bute_Scotland.html

Gypsies did travel through Scotland.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_Gypsy_and_Traveller_groups  


***Douglas intentions with Claire. Disgusting!! Or what do you feel about this offer, dearest fanmily?

***Did you have an ah HA moment before Claire did when Dougal quoted ‘it’s possible, I think’ and 1-9-6-7?

Argyll granite: granite in its natural setting: https://www.google.com/search?q=argyll+granite&client=safari&hl=en&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&fir=FMvv77qoFXBV_M%253A%252CChcUwwYr-0DivM%252C_%253BlVsR3ZYTA0kQ3M%253A%252CMwqPihquFGqzRM%252C_%253Bo1MW8_fT7V2uLM%253A%252CdNRe315qazMeUM%252C_%253BMprlRm4si7UzRM%253A%252CdteC8oXydqMGdM%252C_&usg=__wLOJj2gkwNq1cT9J9soJy5eQIA0%3D&sa=X&ved=0CDkQ7AlqFQoTCIytwPWJ6MYCFdOciAodJG4HQA

We really don’t understand the prison system of the 18th century. Interesting bit of info: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fleet_Prison

Claret: http://www.winespectator.com/drvinny/show/id/46560

Peach Brandy: scroll down past the cute raccoon and you will find a peach brandy recipe. I’m getting into this alcohol making stuff!! http://stephaniehenkel.hubpages.com/hub/The-Best-Homemade-Peach-Brandy-Recipe

Jacobites of 1715
Marischal: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_Marischal
Seaforth: 4th Earl https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_Mackenzie,_4th_Earl_of_Seaforth
5th earl https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Mackenzie,_5th_Earl_of_Seaforth

Marley’s head injury: maybe…http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/03/18/brain.injury/index.html?iref=24hours
More than likely: http://www.exploreforensics.co.uk/blunt-force-trauma.html


*** ‘You want me…..Let the woman go and you can have me’ No mention of Claire’s name. Thoughts?

Outlander Anatomy
The Hand part 1: http://www.outlanderanatomy.com/jamies-hand-symbol-of-sacrifice/
The Hand part 2: http://www.outlanderanatomy.com/harming-hands-helping-hands-healing-hands/

Okay I know, book not show, but the show did this part perfectly! Did NO ONE post a clip of Claire scaring the bejesus out of BJR??? I hunted for hours.  I have no clue how to make my own clip.  Maybe it’s time to learn??!!


“You asked me, Captain, if I were a witch,” I said, my voice low and steady. “I’ll answer you now. Witch I am. Witch, and I curse you. You will marry, Captain, and your wife will bear a child, but you shall not live to see your firstborn. I curse you with knowledge, Jack Randall—I give you the hour of your death.”
His face was in shadow, but the gleam of his eyes told me he believed me. And why should he not? For I spoke the truth, and I knew it. I could see the lines of Frank’s genealogical chart as though they were drawn on the mortar lines between the stones of the wall, and the names listed by them. “Jonathan Wolverton Randall,” I said softly, reading it from the stones. “Born, September the 3rd, 1705. Died—” He made a convulsive movement toward me, but not fast enough to prevent me from speaking.
A narrow door at the back of the alcove crashed open with a squeal of hinges. Expecting further darkness, my eyes were dazzled by a blinding flash of light on snow. A quick shove from behind sent me staggering headlong into the drifts[…]”

Excerpt From: Gabaldon, Diana. “Outlander.” Bantam Dell, 2004-10-26. iBooks.
This material may be protected by copyright.

Check out this book on the iBookstore: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/outlander/id418648691?mt=11

Wolf attack. Used dogs because, well, just because. Here’s the Dog Whisperer’s commentary: http://www.cesarsway.com/dogbehavior/biting/When-Dogs-Attack

And what to do: http://m.wikihow.com/Handle-a-Dog-Attack

Wolf attack: http://youtu.be/yVS7OFVrxoA

Tanning a bear skin: No pictures, but tanning hides ain’t for wimps!!
http://www.rokslide.com/forums/showthread.php?10568-Soft-tanning-a-bear-hide

Burning Peat: http://www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/renewable-fuel-burning-peat-zmaz75zwar.aspx

MacRannoch is a baronet. Here’s the def: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/baronet

Scottish coos or Heroes of the Wentworth Dungeons!! https://www.google.com/search?q=highland+cows+pictures&client=safari&hl=en&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&fir=UHKIvTGZKnLCJM%253A%252Co-fx3L20KS7HoM%252C_%253BBLkC9gLgMuM3TM%253A%252CiFWjRKAHoTcrIM%252C_%253B4sxW8dx86AKBQM%253A%252Co-fx3L20KS7HoM%252C_%253ByDD4Sg5iLtgRwM%253A%252CiFWjRKAHoTcrIM%252C_%253BPgHFI90D6uPNwM%253A%252CAbqUMZ3g-aDwyM%252C_%253BXVhuoO0Wpfp6FM%253A%252CLH7BT_v3ZtdxEM%252C_&usg=__3gfXfDwdx4ihtjEAlqnXbWIB97s%3D&sa=X&ved=0CCwQ7AlqFQoTCNy_yJ-i6MYCFZcRkgod6loJjg

Prison Camps in Britain: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1309440/Plumber-unearths-WWII-prisoner-war-camp-garden.html

The drawing room possibilities of Annabelle MacRannoch. https://www.google.com/search?q=picture+of+a+historic+drawing+room&client=safari&hl=en&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&fir=F6-rFpTDtpmf4M%253A%252CwWjS559hkJwdcM%252C_%253BQYkN5Zv9MGTm9M%253A%252Cdup-0XuKeF4K7M%252C_%253BPsr_rf0zqD6VaM%253A%252C61OCCJs-Rl21OM%252C_%253Briz_VeO7Z9jUGM%253A%252CaSxlMqEd21p3WM%252C_%253BBHhlIvet1yNA1M%253A%252Cmad8A9fq0NrjlM%252C_%253BHzn-63y8q4Y36M%253A%252CNhh8C4NvFOnclM%252C_&usg=__xD2oFdzavchO6vp_tIYvlk6zcg0%3D&sa=X&ved=0CCwQ7AlqFQoTCIj53Iuj6MYCFYNXkgod3WwAkA

Aubusson Rugs https://www.google.com/search?q=aubusson+rugs&client=safari&hl=en&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&fir=97miaTZp6Z-LJM%253A%252Cf8JI_dlwBQXqSM%252C_%253Bde2LMMUfAoQ4RM%253A%252CJh2-UrU7eqZW0M%252C_%253Bl90B6cRCZ7w0yM%253A%252CPdCmYV8b-MM9aM%252C_%253BwpHN60-sjPvNLM%253A%252CcBGiQDq–9QSOM%252C_%253B4vLjs9L3v6ltHM%253A%252CVDnbggHr8MB_kM%252C_&usg=__inJo0LzQv33e-rAgI9wKZuGcbq8%3D&sa=X&ved=0CEwQ7AlqFQoTCIrC9Mqj6MYCFYlBkgodrwMLgw

Camp furniture: http://www.bloodandsawdust.com/sca/campstuff.html

Good old amazon, pearl handled fruit knives are still for sale! http://www.amazon.com/Pearl-Handle-Fruit-Scroll-Ferrule/dp/B002ROKL92

Jamie’s explanation of his spiritual agony: “explain the psychology of rape, of a violation and breakdown that provokes suicidal thoughts (760):
“I think it’s as though everyone has a small place inside themselves, maybe, a private bit that they keep to themselves. It’s like a little fortress, where the most private part of you lives—maybe it’s your soul, maybe just that bit that makes you yourself and not anybody else …”
“You don’t show that bit of yourself to anyone, usually, unless sometimes to someone that ye love greatly ….”
“Now it’s like … like my own fortress has been blown up with gunpowder—there’s nothing left of it but the ashes and a smoking rooftree, and the little naked thing that lived there once is out in the open, squeaking and whimpering in fear, trying to hide itself under a blade of grass or a bit o’ leaf, but not … but not … making m-much of a job of it.”

Excerpt From: Gabaldon, Diana. “Outlander.” Bantam Dell, 2004-10-26. iBooks.
This material may be protected by copyright.

Check out this book on the iBookstore: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/outlander/id418648691?mt=11

***Claire’s repetition “How do you feel?” Well how DO you feel after all that?

Sincerely,

woodzey1     and    Mrs. Fitz

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