Sunday, October 04, 2009

Mary, Full of Grace: Links, References, and Other Things



Sweet Tea recipes

Chapter One: Love Me and the World is Mine

The chapter is named after the song, released in 1906. It was written by Earnest Ball and still remains a classic barbershop quartet tune.

Click here to listen to the song.

Click here to look at the sheet music and lyrics.

The Pleasant Family: I based the Pleasants on Pleasant Reed and his family. Pleasant Reed was a former slave who lived freely in Biloxi and worked as a carpenter. Read more about the real Pleasant here.

Edith's party dress.

Chapter Two: Some of These Days

Click here to listen to Some of These Days by Sophie Tucker.

Click here to read the lyrics and understand why Marianne might be singing this to Jimmy.

History of Nestle Milk (because formula is mentioned in the story).

An explanation of induced lactation, which is what Marianne was trying to do in this chapter.

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