Coronavirus Quarantine Day 5

So much has happened since Saturday.

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Coronavirus Quarantine: Day One

It has begun. Kind of.

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Saturday Morning Coffee

To say it’s been a week is an understatement.

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Super Tuesday

‪If you’re state’s primary is today and you haven’t already voted, please do so. ‬

‪If your preferred candidate is still running, vote for them.

Candidates are electable if people vote for them. Don’t let anyone convince you otherwise. ‬

That’s Another Record

Yesterday I went to the thrift store and found some more records for the collection.

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Shrove Monday, 1583

OTD in history, (Feb 24, 1583) John Eldred departs London on the Tiger, bound for Aleppo, Syria. Returning in 1588 on the Hercules with a wealth of riches, particularly in nutmeg, his journals would inspire Shakespeare to write “her husband’s to Aleppo gone, master o’ the Tiger”.

I am his direct descendant.

He is the subject of my next book.

John Eldred’s bust in Greater Saxham
Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Incidentally, Feb 24, 1583, was Shrove Monday, too.

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