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Sunday, March 14, 2021

A Homebrewer

 

That is Homer Price, the lead character in two books by Robert McCloskey, published in 1943 and 1951.  The thing in the valise is Homer's pet skunk.  Of course. 

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Homer is clearly a fellow we need to know more about.  I have ordered the book. 

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  1. What’s that in the valise?

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  2. Pet skunk. I did some Googling. This is a from one of the Homer Price books. We need to know more about Homer.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homer_Price?fbclid=IwAR2cRUCurQBXaP-m4LdPFBOnBU4nvgZwtOZqrAzF8MaGvS4Xb_eTWHSWE2E

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    1. https://www.hpb.com/products?utf8=%E2%9C%93#eyJmaWx0ZXJzIjp7InJhcmVGaW5kIjpmYWxzZSwibGFuZ3VhZ2UiOiJFTkcifSwidHlwZSI6bnVsbCwic29ydCI6bnVsbCwia2V5d29yZHMiOiJIb21lciBQcmljZSIsInNpemUiOjEwLCJmcm9tIjowfQ==

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  3. The picture of him working on a radio looks eerily similar to my old room growing up.
    I did not have a skunk, but my best friend had a skunk in their home, and they had it de-scented.
    The skunk was like a cat crossed with a ferret!
    Ferrets are a fun little creatures, until they run up your pants leg.

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  4. I loved those books. I still have the originals. The drawing are delightful. The donut machine!

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    1. There's a faithful adaptation of that story on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXeYNmqp8X4

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  5. McCloskey’s other books are as charming. Blueberries for Sal...

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  6. If you like Homer, check out The
    Mad Scientist Club books also. The author, Bertrand Brinkey also worked aroundcthe world for the military and toik his family along

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  7. If you like Homer, check out The
    Mad Scientist Club books also. The author, Bertrand Brinkey also worked aroundcthe world for the military and toik his family along

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  8. The book arrived today. The skunk was Homer's pet, named Aroma. Aroma lived under the porch. Each night, Homer would lower the basket from his window, give Aroma the signal to climb aboard, and then Homer would bring him up. Aroma would accompany Homer as he worked on his radios.

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  9. I still have a couple of Tom Swift books. I read and re-read them as a kid. One was "Tom Swift and his Jetmarine", and I think the other was a flying laboratory, but I don't recall the title.

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    1. I read those as well. The first one was Tom Swift and his Flying Lab, the second one was the Jetmarine, and the third one was Tom Swift and his Rocket ship.
      I also read the Mad Scientist Club books back when I was a kid as well. Great stuff.

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