Friday, November 19, 2010

Where does Alfred Hitchcock appear in "Rebecca"

I haven't watched it yet, but according to a website, Alfred Hitchcock's cameo appearance in "Rebecca" is:
Walking near the phone booth in the final part of the film
just after George Sanders makes a call.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Rhododendron bushes

Here are some images of Rhododendron bushes. These are the bushes that were blood red that lined the road to Manderley.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

What did Jasper look like?

For those of you who would like a visual image to go with your mental image of "Jasper", or "the old dog", here is a photo of our Cocker Spaniel when she was about 10 years old. The dogs in the book are also Cockers; delightful, loving, devoted companion dogs.

Monday, November 8, 2010

How much is a ceramic figurine worth?

As you are reading, when you get to the part where the main character breaks a valuable figurine, and you wonder just how expensive could a little ceramic figurine be worth...
Here is a link to a Hummel figure that currently sells for $1400! A 9" figurine! So yes, if you broke one of those, you might hide it!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Word of the day: gaucherie

I don't know about the rest of you, but as I read this book, I keep seeing the word "gauche" or "gaucherie". So I looke it up! Here is the definition:
gau·che·rie noun \ˌgō-sh(ə-)ˈrē\
Definition of GAUCHERIE
: a tactless or awkward act


I"ve received 6 responses: (Kris, Bonnie, Bobbi, Lorraine, Sharon, & myself). I will plan the meeting for Friday, Nov. 19th, 6:30 PM. I hope everyone can make it! For food, please bring something from the sea, or something from England! See you there!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Change of date?

I have information that at least one of us cannot make it on Nov. 12. Please let me know if you can make it or not. If more could make it on Nov. 19, we could change it to then. Please answer the following & post it or email me privately at

Can you make it on Nov. 12?

Could you make it on Nov. 19?

Which date do you prefer?