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Post by KevinS » December 20th, 2020, 2:14 pm

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December 20th, 2020, 2:03 pm
Hi Kevin

Chapter 3 is ready for PL ... length is 41:39


https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/sunshinesketches_03_leacock_128kb.mp3


Thanks again

Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
You make Sundays bright!

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Post by KevinS » December 20th, 2020, 3:57 pm

DickBD wrote:
December 20th, 2020, 2:03 pm
Hi Kevin

Chapter 3 is ready for PL ... length is 41:39


https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/sunshinesketches_03_leacock_128kb.mp3


Thanks again

Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
PL OK! (I'll let you decide about the pause around 17:25.)

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Post by DickBD » December 21st, 2020, 6:10 am

And again thank you.

Though that pause was intentional, it did seem too long - so I cut it and uploaded a revised one.

Cheers

Dick Bourgeois-Doyle

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Post by KevinS » December 21st, 2020, 8:32 am

DickBD wrote:
December 21st, 2020, 6:10 am
And again thank you.

Though that pause was intentional, it did seem too long - so I cut it and uploaded a revised one.

Cheers

Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
Right-o!

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Post by DickBD » December 23rd, 2020, 2:32 pm

Hi Kevin

Here is Chapter 4 ... https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/sunshinesketches_04_leacock_128kb.mp3 - now posted for PL ...

34:36 in length

Have a nice Christmas

Dick Bourgeois-Doyle

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Post by KevinS » December 29th, 2020, 8:30 pm

DickBD wrote:
December 23rd, 2020, 2:32 pm
Hi Kevin

Here is Chapter 4 ... https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/sunshinesketches_04_leacock_128kb.mp3 - now posted for PL ...

34:36 in length

Have a nice Christmas

Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
PL OK!

(Very humorous! One of my best friends is a vicar.)

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Post by DickBD » December 30th, 2020, 11:45 am

Hi Kevin

Again... thank you so much.

Chapter 5 is also posted ... 17:31 in length ... https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/sunshinesketches_05_leacock_128kb.mp3

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Post by KevinS » December 31st, 2020, 10:45 am

DickBD wrote:
December 30th, 2020, 11:45 am
Hi Kevin

Again... thank you so much.

Chapter 5 is also posted ... 17:31 in length ... https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/sunshinesketches_05_leacock_128kb.mp3

Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
Hahah!

PL OK!

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Post by DickBD » December 31st, 2020, 2:17 pm

Thank you for the speedy review..

Here is the rest of the story Chapter 6..posted
22-16 in length ..

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/sunshinesketches_06_leacock_128kb.mp3

(your reference to a “Vicar” makes think you are in England ... can I where ..hope all is well..)

DBD

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Post by KevinS » December 31st, 2020, 2:27 pm

DickBD wrote:
December 31st, 2020, 2:17 pm
Thank you for the speedy review..

Here is the rest of the story Chapter 6..posted
22-16 in length ..

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/sunshinesketches_06_leacock_128kb.mp3

(your reference to a “Vicar” makes think you are in England ... can I where ..hope all is well..)

DBD
I am in the American State of Wisconsin. My friend the vicar is from Lincolnshire.

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Post by KevinS » January 1st, 2021, 11:57 am

DickBD wrote:
December 31st, 2020, 2:17 pm
Thank you for the speedy review..

Here is the rest of the story Chapter 6..posted
22-16 in length ..

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/sunshinesketches_06_leacock_128kb.mp3

(your reference to a “Vicar” makes think you are in England ... can I where ..hope all is well..)

DBD
Haha! PL OK!

It may be difficult for me to select a favorite chapter, but this certainly enters the list of candidates!

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Post by DickBD » January 1st, 2021, 3:20 pm

Hey Kevin

Thanks again ... I think we're making great progress. Really appreciate your help and will try to keep up my end.

Though book is considered a Canadian classic and iconic of Canada with its gentle humour and quaint small town tribulations, some see the book as an idealized portrait of days long gone and not relevant today - but reading (and re-reading) it, I think that it captures a timeless combination of bemusement and affection for one's own community (geographic, cultural, or whatever other form it takes) - and upon this re-reading, I also see Leacock making fun of himself in many of the characters ... rather than mocking Mariposa as was presumed on publication.

Take care in the very lively community that is Wisconsin - Cheers

Dick

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Post by DickBD » January 2nd, 2021, 11:28 am

Hi Kevin

This is Chapter 7 ... 24:49 in length

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/sunshinesketches_07_leacock_128kb.mp3

Thank you

DBD

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Post by KevinS » January 6th, 2021, 1:46 pm

DickBD wrote:
January 2nd, 2021, 11:28 am
Hi Kevin

This is Chapter 7 ... 24:49 in length

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/sunshinesketches_07_leacock_128kb.mp3

Thank you

DBD
You're doing a wonderful job with this.

I hope that this author gets full credit in Canada (and elsewhere) for his talent. He compares most favorably with Twain, if not bests him in including these poignant mentions such as that of the Judge's son.

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Post by DickBD » January 7th, 2021, 6:12 am

Hey Kevin

Thanks so much for the comment and the speed of PL's.

Here - and posted - are Chapters 8 and 9 - the conclusion of the (sunshine) love story part of the book.

Chapter 8

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/sunshinesketches_08_leacock_128kb.mp3

Length 28:11

Chapter 9

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/sunshinesketches_09_leacock_128kb.mp3

Length 34:46

(Leacock is a national treasure and still cherished in many circles - but not known and appreciated, particularly, in some regions and age groups I fear - this is part of my motivation in doing this - again I am indebted to you for your help - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Leacock)

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