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.

Friday, June 13, 2008

THE FORGOTTEN SKETCHBOOK

Some have asked if Mrs. Trowbridge had any humorous inclinations. That was definitely Woodrow's department. Woodrow, as you may know, was Mrs. T's husband. She once referred to him as "a purveyor of the pun and punchline". So gifted was Woodrow as a humorist that he was the designated master of ceremonies at most of the village functions. His "Why did the snail cross the trail?" jokes evoked snickers throughout the rain forest.

Mrs. T. devoted a number of pages in her journal to an old sketchbook that was buried in the clutter of her parlor. She writes...

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I am so glad to catch up with Mrs. T and her memories of Woody.

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Violet certainly has some wonderful memories of her childhood. My mother also has a rain barrel outside her mountaintop cabin. Now she has running water and indoor plumbing, but when we were very little and visited the same farm when her parents owned it, there were no common conveniences.....

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