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Hoyden of the Week

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Happy Halloween! For the witch in all of us!  Whatever your driving choice tonight, have fun, and be safe!

Hoyden of the Week

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Has it been a crazy week for you too? It certainly has for me.  So for all you hoydens out there who have catered to husbands, children, your boss, your neighbour, your parents, and myriad others who demand our time, take a break tomorrow. Sleep in, read a little, stop to rest and enjoy the coffee. Because before you know it, the phone will ring, friends and family will call, and soon, the week starts all over again with the same hectic pace as the weeks before.

Hoyden of the Week

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3 motorcycle mamas! And in dresses too! A reminder to all you hoydens out there to do something fun this weekend with friends and family! In Canada, this is Thanksgiving weekend, so I wish everyone a happy day shared with family and good food. And don't forget to work all that turkey off afterwards!

Edgar Allan Poe's Women

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Virginia Eliza Clemm Virginia Eliza Clemm was seven years old when she met her future husband, her cousin, Edgar Allan Poe. At the time, Edgar had been discharged from the army and came to live with the poor family. Little Virginia acted as a messenger between him and a young woman in the neighborhood he had become smitten with. Edgar developed a softness of heart for his devoted little cousin. Edgar left the family to take a job in Baltimore. While there, poor Virginia’s siblings died and she was left alone with her destitute parents. Protective over his devoted little cousin, Edgar decided to marry her, but she was far too young. Neilson Poe, the husband of Virginia’s half-sister, Josephine Clemm, and newspaper magnate heard about Edgar’s interest in marrying the very young Virginia and intervened by offering to take her in and educate her. This angered Poe who saw it as a blatant attempt by his bitterest enemy to keep him and Virginia apart. So he took pen, a mighty we