When we have a dearth of letters to respond to we end up giving history lessons.
Who are we kidding? We'd end up giving history lessons anyway.
In this episode Hadley and Michelle explore their roots and deliver the origins of the "agony aunt."
Also, we introduce Chimayo. Or, rather, she demands she be introduced.
Music used in this episode is Never Can Stop It, by Lobo Loco, found at the Free Music Archive.
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1.5 oz gin
- .5 oz creme de violette
- .5 oz cherry juice or syrup
Shake in a shaker with ice and serve up.
John Dunton and the Athenian Mercury (old af):
Etymology of "Agony Aunt":
First Dear Abby Column (with good and bad advice):
1. Bringing in expert outside advice (S.C. justice Douglas): http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2005-02-20/features/0502200557_1_new-ann-landers-ruth-crowley-chicago-sun-times
Ann Landers's Chicago Sun-Times Interview:
2. Good Women of China: https://books.google.com/books?id=8I8woHGtg_8C&printsec=frontcover&dq=the+good+women+of+china+excerpt&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiAoKPn2rPaAhWI8YMKHWwuD0wQ6AEIKTAA#v=onepage&q&f=false
Cheryl Strayed/"Dear Sugar":