While watching the entire series for a second time, Olivia and I were reminded that Phryne's birthday is December 21st--"Summer Solstice" since the show takes place in Australia. And since Melbourne is 18 hours ahead of Seattle, Saturday was the perfect day to celebrate. We drank champagne, ate multiple kinds of cheese, and settled in for four episodes of Miss Fisher and the movie Cold Comfort Farm.
Sunday we celebrated Hanukkah by making/eating piles of latkes at Olivia's parents' house, and then singing a bunch of old timey Christmas carols at at party at my parents' house. (Like, Renaissance/Medieval old timey).
WHO REQUESTED JINGLE BELLS?!?!
Speaking of Christmas, I found this strange ad for a menswear store in the Seattle Times from 1920:
Employing the time-honored marketing tool of obnoxious screaming men...
...and the puzzled women who love them.
Nothing like a desperate plea for underwear to put you in the Christmas spirit
So however you celebrate this season of holidays, may joy and blessings be with you.