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“Walking Backwards for Christmas: Chapter 3: Harborne, Diwali, Part 3

Diwali

“Walking Backwards for Christmas: A Tale of Woe from Soggyhall,” Chapter 3: Harborne, October 1960: Diwali, Part 3 [the featured picture is one of Lakshmi; I found the stormy background particularly apropos] But to our surprise, shock and horror, the wind quickly rose again. Slowly lifting the fountain up from the yard like a rocket […]

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Walking Backwards for Christmas: Diwali, Part 2

Diwali

Walking Backwards for Christmas: A Tale of Woe from Soggyhall, Harborne, October 1960: Diwali, Part 2 We arrived early, Mum, Dad and me. Dr. Gupta had acquired several small black lights, and throughout the floors in the house, even on the walls occasionally, we saw a woman’s fluorescent footprint: Lakshmi, Facilitator of Prosperity and Good […]

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“Walking Backwards for Christmas: Diwali, Part 1

Diwali

“Walking Backwards for Christmas: A Tale of Woe from Soggyhall,” Chapter 3: Harborne,  October 1960:  Diwali, Part 1 [Note: The featured picture is an early sketch of Stan, done during a brief period when we considered having the characters look like cartoons] Diwali, the Hindu autumnal celebration of light, love and family — some said […]

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A Tale of Woe from Soggyhall: “Beacon Hill and Bad Omens”

Beacon Hill

Walking Backwards for Christmas: A Tale of Woe from Soggyhall, Chapter 2, Edgbaston, September 1960, “Beacon Hill and Bad Omens” [Note: The featured picture is of the toposcope at the top of Beacon Hill] Now and then, we’d take a bus away from town, to Beacon Hill and the castle-like toposcope at its crest. It […]

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