[Epub] ➤ Forgotten Tales of Rhode Island ➥ Jim Ignasher – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk

Forgotten Tales of Rhode Island Few Rhode Islanders Remember The Day A German Submarine Suddenly Surfaced In Newport Harbor, Or The Escape Of A Bear, Tiger And Panther From A Circus Train On The Stonington Railroad Still Fewer May Have Heard About The World War II Fighter Plane That Crash Landed In The Middle Of A Secret Listening Post For Intercepting Enemy Radio Signals, Tucked Away On A Farm In Scituate Forgotten Tales Digs Deep Into Rhode Island S History And Unearths Little Known Stories And Folklore That Span Three Centuries Read About The Undertaker Who Dug His Own Grave, Midnight Gold Diggers Using Magical Diagrams, Smithfield S Suicide Bridge And A Pet Elephant With A Unique Achilles Heel Jim Ignasher Delivers A Strong Dose Of Local Color In This Fascinating Anecdotal History Of The Ocean State


10 thoughts on “Forgotten Tales of Rhode Island

  1. says:

    I have been trying to slog through this book for about 8 months now, and every time I pick it up I say why am I reading this The reason 90% of these tales are forgotten is that they are banal and boring


  2. says:

    I received this as a gift from a friend of mine, with whom I often make trips to his native Rhode Island okay, maybe once a year for the past 2 3 years I always enjoy those trips, as he knows all the quirks and ins and outs of the state, from their delicious Del s Lemonade to crab cakes to lobster better than Maine lobster to their particular brand of hot dogs, Sweenor s chocolates, nice beaches, Peter s Pots, historical mills, and sea glass hunting Yes, I am well aware that most of I received this as a gift from a friend of mine, with whom I often make trips to his native Rhode Island okay, maybe once a year for the past 2 3 years I always enjoy those trips, as he knows all the quirks and ins and outs of the state, from their delicious Del s Lemonade to crab cakes to lobster better than Maine lobster to their particular brand of hot dogs, Sweenor s chocolates, nice beaches, Peter s Pots, historical mills, and sea glass hunting Yes, I am well aware that most of those reasons to enjoy it relate to food but when you combine great company friends with food, you can only come up with recipes of wonderful delicious fun In our travels, some of the non food involved activities I enjoy the most are when we visit historical areas, be it a particular beach or an old flour mill turned museum The history I learn from my friend about these places intrigues me to no end, and when he gifted me this book for Christmas, I was very excited Finally, a book of stories from that quirky little state of Rhode Island a place that, despite only visiting it for a couple of days at a time easily feels like a second home to me My attitude going into this now having been framed Being a collection of forgotten tales , it is not so simple to give it a solid rating Overall, I greatly enjoyed the wide range of stories and the diverse levels of quirkiness which I have come to learn are a part of the Rhode Islanders historical personalities On content, I would say a 5 great variety in both breadth and scope and time, ranging from the morbid to the humorous to the extraordinary On structure, I would give it a 2 there is no real logic to how the stories are arranged as far as I could tell either by time, location, or even type of tale On style, I would give it a 3 the tales are told as though relaying facts, with no flourish to very little flourish mostly the former I also would have liked to see a list of references at the end, or even a link to a website with a list of references for a bit of insight into where these stories come from and, for some, how they panned out after the tale was finished In sum, for my sheer enjoyment of all the tales I would give it a 4, but when taking all the aspects together, the quality of the book overall islike a 3 to me A Strange Occurrence page 49 In 1909, the body of priest in Warwick was found burned to a crisp in the small chapel connected to his home but nothing else burned sounds like a case of spontaneous human combustion to me What is sarsaparilla page 58 a soft drink flavored with the extract of the root of the sarsaparilla any of the various climbing or trailing tropical American plants belonging to the genus Smilax, of the lily family, having alternate leaves, umbels of flowers dictionary.com A Gift from the Heart A girl with a spinal infirmity received some money as a gift, and then donated it to the Easter Seals, an organization which helps people like her The amount of money is not recorded, but the fact that an eight year old girl from Woonsocket felt there were others who needed itthan she did should be an inspiration to us all page 62 Going in Style page 66 Woman buried in her car sounds like something a friend of mine wants Though my friend wants the car he s buried in pushed off a cliff into the ocean at the end, not buried in the ground The Heroine of Lime Rock page 72 74 This is a great story, something special indeed Thank you, Ms Ida Lewis for all your years of service running the lighthouse operations and rescues The Skeleton Ghost of Christmas Past page 104 106 I just read something that this is still a Christmas tradition in England the telling of ghost stories, that is This particular story has a fun twist, too Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road page 122 It s not what you think A Revolutionary War Hero s Remains page 124 126 Good history, good little story, and reminds us just how little time indeed it can take for things to be forgotten at least as little as one generation A typo in Imagine the Possibilities page 149 150 But alas, it was not be sic , was not to be Bruin Page 153 Never heard of this word for bear before a bear, especially a European brown bear dictionary.com


  3. says:

    It s a small, light book, filled with short stories about Rhode Island I thoroughly enjoyed learning about these forgotten tales, and shared a few of its stories to some of my friends These are stories you probably wouldn t be finding in an ordinary textbook, though it would be a nice supplement.One of my favorites was about the Ida Lewis Rock lighthouse first lighthouse to be manned by a woman in the United States, and the only lighthouse to be renamed after someone There are stories about It s a small, light book, filled with short stories about Rhode Island I thoroughly enjoyed learning about these forgotten tales, and shared a few of its stories to some of my friends These are stories you probably wouldn t be finding in an ordinary textbook, though it would be a nice supplement.One of my favorites was about the Ida Lewis Rock lighthouse first lighthouse to be manned by a woman in the United States, and the only lighthouse to be renamed after someone There are stories about hot air balloons, escaped zoo animals, one of which was never found, German submarines, and others.Light, fun, worth the read


  4. says:

    Funquick reads with folk lore of Rhode Island


  5. says:

    I loved this book I enjoy obscure quirky New England stories and especially Rhode Island Highly recommended for anyone that enjoys local history.


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