May 30, 2020

Wind the clock, for tomorrow is another day...

One of Maine's most famous and beloved writers, E. B. White, wrote the following reply to a Mr. Nadeau, who sought White’s opinion on what he saw as a bleak future for the human race. 
It holds up rather well, I do believe...

North Brooklin, Maine
30 March 1973

Dear Mr. Nadeau:
As long as there is one upright man, as long as there is one compassionate woman, the contagion may spread and the scene is not desolate. Hope is the thing that is left to us, in a bad time. I shall get up Sunday morning and wind the clock, as a contribution to order and steadfastness.
Sailors have an expression about the weather: they say, the weather is a great bluffer. I guess the same is true of our human society—things can look dark, then a break shows in the clouds, and all is changed, sometimes rather suddenly. It is quite obvious that the human race has made a queer mess of life on this planet. But as a people we probably harbor seeds of goodness that have lain for a long time waiting to sprout when the conditions are right. Man’s curiosity, his relentlessness, his inventiveness, his ingenuity have led him into deep trouble. We can only hope that these same traits will enable him to claw his way out.
Hang on to your hat. Hang on to your hope. And wind the clock, for tomorrow is another day. 

[Signed, ‘E. B. White’]

April 1, 2020

"P" is for Puzzles!

Who would have guessed that puzzles would become our top selling item in the month of March?  We've been fans of them here at Clever Girl for a long time--but with the world situation such as it is,  puzzles are a bonafide hit.  


It seems we're not alone in our puzzle love.  Here's an interesting clip from CBS Sunday Morning... 

And some excellent advise from the ever-entertaining Conan O'Brian...

We are trying to keep up with demand for our puzzles here at the store.  You can order online, and we have free local delivery.  Click HERE for the link.  Unfortunately, many of our suppliers are running low on inventory, or unable to ship, so at some point we will run out--please don't delay if you're needing some old school entertainment in these days of quarantine.  

Know that we miss all of our wonderful customers, hope that you are safe, and can't wait to see you all again very soon!

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