The text and paintings on The Trowbridge Chronicles are taken from the illustrated journal of Violet Trowbridge, a shrew that once lived in a village deep in the Olympic Rain Forest. Each new post will represent a portion of Mrs. Trowbridge’s journal.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

THANKSGIVING AT GILOH

Mrs. Trowbridge picks up her story as Shrew Kahn and his regiment recover from the battle at Giloh. The Giloh outpost is badly damaged, but Kahn and his regiment prepare for a grand celebration. Kahn couldn't know that this first feast of thanksgiving would be celebrated again and again by untold millions of shrews over the centuries, and acknowledged by shrew historians as the first Trowbridge shrew Thanksgiving. I know from her journal references that it was still being celebrated in her time, the early 19th Century.

It's most fortunate that you were not reading this journal page just before your Thanksgiving dinner. It may have adversely affected your appetite, as you can see from Mrs. Trowbridge's lovely watercolor rendition of that first Thanksgiving spread...


MR. FERNSTEIN'S INVENTION
In another of her "primer pages", Mrs. Trowbridge discusses a new invention that will help bring Huckleberry Hollow into the modern age of the 19th Century.

9 comments:

Doug said...

nice work! ... and there is nothing as good as leftover thorax sandwich!

michael dailey said...

gotta admit that grub looks awful tasty lol wonderful work

Anonymous said...

That's quite an impressive Thanksgiving spread!! And I like your take on invention as well. We all want the shrews to be safe and cozy!

Michelle Lana said...

lovely as always!

Brad Smith said...

nice job, you worked hard on that. Good memory!

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Another incredible entry! Thanks for sharing it.

Sherry said...

What a love illustration and a tasty looking feast! The details are lovely!

HARDWAX said...

Well, if I try not to think about what is on the table to eat, it looks quite tempting. The first shrew Thanksgiving a bittersweet occasion.
Great inventive mind Fernstein, and his new building material is a cousin I think to cement. Always beautiful work and absorbing stories from dear Mrs.Trowbridge!

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

Bron! The warrior's feast is painted with such detail and clarity. You have really outdone yourself with the feast of millipede and locust and caterpillar. The looks on these battle torn shrews faces are quite stoic! This story you are writing, the entire chronicles, just must be published for a wider audience to enjoy.