Our house is not a manse, not close (though it does have that formal parlour), but we decided it needed a name. We decided this while at an art show — controversial though that may have been to red-shirt lady and dorky kid — featuring exquisite letterpress work from locally-based Press 817. (To see some work from another exceedingly awesome local letterpress outfit go to Cricket Press — I suggest buying some prints and posters and etc. See also: their Etsy store.) Anyway, henceforth when you’re coming to visit and someone asks where you’re going, tell them:
I think you’ll agree it’s perfect.
Now we just have to get a copy of the print that came from. Some background here for those unfamiliar with the moniker’s origin.
Okay, now back to novelizing for me.
2 thoughts on “Welcome to the Manse”
This reminds me that Madison, WI used to be known as the Athens of Midwest too…all that summer frollicking on campus with not much on I suppose.
Will you be planting olive trees?
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