March Laumer (Author of Aunt Em and Uncle Henry in Oz)
Alert Auntie Em and Uncle Henry
The National Weather Service has just issued a tornado watch for all most of Massachusetts excluding Berkshire County until hours pm. I'm mildly amused that Tornado Watch numbered in order from Jan 1 for the whole nation released at PM today. In the meantime, here are some tips from Mayor Walsh's office note that the mobile-home warning does apply in Boston, at least to the city's one mobile-home park, on VFW Parkway near the Dedham line. The broadcast of this alert on the MassDOT statewide frequency which is how I first found out about it stated 'for all of Massachusetts. And a severe-thunderstorm warning that extends to Norwood, which is not all that far from UHub world headquarters here in Roslindale. August 22, saw an epic bad tornado that formed east of Worcester, intensified over Waltham, mowed the hell out of Arlington, Medford, and Malden, passed through Lynn, and went off shore at Swampscott, coming ashore again for a final pass at Rockport!
Search This Blog
Aunt Em or Auntie Em , is a fictional character created by L. Frank Baum. After learning that her dear companion's relatives were facing foreclosure on the farm, and possible homelessness, she decided to allow Dorothy whom she crowned as an official Princess of Oz to bring Henry and Em to Oz permanently, believing it would be for the better, and it really was. Unlike the classic MGM film of , in Baum's original book she is much more poor and unhappy. Baum states she is a hardworking and submissive wife living in her early-mid 50's on a poverty stricken farm on the sun-baked Kansas prairies in circa
Aunt Em is a fictional character from the Oz books. In The Wonderful Wizard of Oz , she is described as having been a "young, pretty wife" when she arrived at Uncle Henry's farm, but having been "grayed" by her life there, implying that she appears older than her years. Baum tells us that when Dorothy first came to live with her, Em would "scream and press her hand upon her heart" when startled by Dorothy's laughter, and she appears emotionally distant to her at the beginning of the story. However, after Dorothy is restored to her at the end of the book, we see her true nature: she cries out, "My darling child! There is no question about Dorothy's love for her aunt: indeed, her request to the magic Silver Shoes is "Take me home to Aunt Em!