Our Master of the Canonical Tid-Bit, Ron Lies “Chips” has added a wonderful new feature to his posts: the “On This Date in the Canon.” He will list the Watsonian/Sherlockian occurrences on key dates from his researches into the good doctor’s writings.
Here is this week’s:
A little behind on my posting but I am in a group of irregulars myself.
On This Date:
January 1st Saturday 1881, Stanford introduced Holmes to Watson.
January 2nd Sunday 1881, Watson moved into 221B Baker Street.
January 3rd Monday 1881 Holmes moved into 221B Baker Street.
January 3rd Saturday 1903 James Dodd received an amicable reply to his letter from Mrs. Emsworth.
January 4th Monday 1885 Joseph Openshaw received 5 Orange pips.
January 4th Sunday 1891 Holmes crossed Moriarty’ s path.
January 5th Monday 1903 James Dodd traveled from London to Bedford and thence to Tuxbury Old Place January 5th Monday 1903 James Dodd sees the face of Godfrey Emsworth at his bedroom window.
January 6th Wednesday 1886 Wednesday Charles Augustus Milverton called upon Holmes at 221B Baker Street.
January 6th Tuesday 1903 Colonel Emsworth tells James Dodd that he must leave Tuxsbury Old Park the next morning, January 6th Friday 1888 Jack Douglas shot and killed Ted Baldwin
We are pleased to announce the publication of THE OENOLOGICAL HOLMES: The Role of Wine in the Life and Times of Sherlock Holmes, by Steve Robinson. Introduction by Brad Keefauver, BSI. Published by George Vanderburgh at The Battered Silicon Dispatch Box, www.batteredbox.com Illustrated with beautiful color photography throughout. A book that brings Sherlockians and wine lovers together for a look at the more human side of Sherlock Holmes.
As we move into the time of Christmas , I look for and find that one volume and have it at hand to read. I open the cover of the book and read the introductory notes.
The title of the piece is: “The Blue Carbuncle or The Season of Forgiveness.”
The first Sentence is: “Surely one of the most unusual things in the world: A Christmas Story without slush.”
These words penned by our beloved scholars and the rest of the article are well worth reading.
To all of our society and their loved ones, I wish a joyful, peaceful and a blessed one. “God bless us every one.”
I ran across this picture and thought others would enjoy looking at it. So, can any other Watsonian identify the three actors, their roles and what story?
P.S. Thanks for all of your good wishes for my recovery. They mean more to me then
you will ever know.
ANSWERS: The actors are left to right standing Richard Morgan and Peter Cushing. The sitting actor is the wonderful Peter Sellers. This for an episode of the Peter Cushing television series, “The Dancing Men” episode.