I’m catching up on work this week after a long weekend on Edisto Island with my in-laws. We enjoyed visiting (including an afternoon with my dad, who drove down from Summerville) and typical beach activities. On the way home, my husband and I and his sister’s family stopped to see the Edisto Island Serpentarium, just in time for the snake show and the alligator feeding. Fun AND educational. We recommend it—at least for those who don’t mind reptiles.

My dad brought a DVD preserving a film made in the mid-70’s (we think) which shows my grandfather’s mobile eye clinics in India. My grandfather died in the late 80’s, but the mobile eye service is still in use in India. What a joy to see him and my grandmother again in this movie—not to mention some footage of my 25-years-younger father. We’ll treasure this bit of family history!

The Arthurian Legends course has left the foundational medieval texts and is moving into the modern era this week, starting with Tennyson’s Idylls of the King.