Arlene got Judy hooked by calling her up and telling her something Moberg had written (and I quote Judy quoting Moberg) about the sisters' ancestors' actual home area in Sweden, "where the men are hot, and the women are hot under the skirt!" (Judy's exclamation point!) Books 1 and 2 are called Emigrants and Unto a Good Land.
So, you know, now I want to read about these Swedes!!
And, in one of those freaky-deaky coincidii, today at work I handled a lovely book of poems by the Snell sisters, Cheryl Snell and Janet Snell, a poet and artist team. The book, Memento Mori, has beautiful color reproductions of Janet Snell's paintings.
A few minutes later, taking a little work break, I visited Sherry O'Keefe's blog (clickable on the blog roll!), where she had just interviewed...Cheryl Snell of the Snell Sisters!!
And now I am seeing Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye singing "Sisters, Sisters" in my head. Aauugghh! (But, fortunately, hearing Rosemary Clooney and Vera Allen/Trudy Stevens.) Time for The Huge Medley ("Sisters" & "Stepsisters Lament") by Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway, on Sibling Revelry!! But it's not an individual MP3 song. It's on the album only! Which I gave to my sister for Christmas!
Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye it is, then, with large feathery fans.