“Every introvert alive knows the exquisite pleasure of stepping from the clamor of a party into the bathroom and closing the door.”Sophia Dembling - The Introvert’s Way: Living a Quiet Life in a Noisy World (via theburnthatkeepseverything)
Maureen Corrigan reviews The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters. The novel opens in 1922 in the ‘suburban backwater’ of London, where Frances Wray and her mother have fallen from the middle class and must take ‘paying guests’ into their home to stay afloat.
"The Paying Guests is no simple period piece. As alert as Waters is to historical detail, she’s also a superb storyteller with a gift for capturing the layered nuances of character and mood. Any reader familiar with Waters’ earlier novels like Tipping the Velvet will know that she’s especially drawn to the subject of lesbian relationships. What’s so immediately compelling about our protagonist, Frances Wray, is that, in a way that doesn’t seem at all anachronistic, she’s comfortable in her own queer skin. It’s most of the rest of the world — and, tragically, some of the people in her own house — who have serious problems with Frances and her so-called “unnatural” sexuality.”
Girls playing ukuleles, 1926
Richard D. Winters (January 21st, 1918 - January 2nd, 2011) was a United States Officer in the Army and a decorated war veteran. He commanded E Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, during World War 2. He was a very handsome man during his young days and it defiantly added to his amazing personality and courage if you have ever seen the movie Band Of Brothers. He helped many others during the 2nd World War and was an amazing soldier. There is no denying. He was a hottie back in th late 30’s and 40’s.