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Archive of posts filed under the Anniversaries category.

Happy 20th Birthday, SUGARING!

by Jessie Haas My neighbor, Stephen Major, is sugaring, as people have done at this old sugarhouse for 100 years or more. He drives a pair of horses, Morgan/Percheron half siblings Henry and Nell, to gather sap from the buckets along the roads. Meanwhile sap self-gathers from plastic pipeline strung up the hillsides. Twenty years […]

Happy Man Day 2014!

Is this thing on? Is it really Man Day, 2014, already? If you’ve somehow made it this far in life without learning about Man Day, you can get caught up here, here, here, and here. This particular Man Day, we’re preparing for a move downtown, and we’re making some tough decisions. You see, we’ll have less […]

Happy Man Day (observed) 2013!

Longtime readers may have noticed that Man Day (March 25) came and went without recognition. Why? The Men of Greenwillow have been busy.   Next up: Beach Body Brownie Diet. Stay tuned! Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on FriendFeed Buzz it up Share on Linkedin Share via MySpace […]

Amelia Bedelia—an American icon is born!

One of the best parts about preparing for a big anniversary—such as Amelia Bedelia’s 50th—is that sometimes you get lucky, and sometimes you uncover something extraordinary. We were fortunate enough to find the original dummy for Amelia Bedelia, courtesy of Gretchen Siebel, Fritz Siebel’s widow, and a storage unit. Since Amelia Bedelia was published in […]

Hooray for our own Golden Girl!

It’s 2013 and it’s the 50th anniversary of Amelia Bedelia, first published by Harper (and edited by Susan Hirschman, in a neat twist of fate) in 1963. We have all manner of Amelia Bedelia celebrations, commemorations, sponge cakes, and publications planned for the coming year, and we hope you will all join us! To start […]