In an effort to alleviate the anxiety, and the boredom, attendant on being a responsible citizen in this very serious situation, we propose thirty days of minor entertainment.
Modelled after Boccaccio’s Decameron, Shrubsole’s Terzameron, or, Thirty Stories in Silver, is unlikely to eclipse that masterpiece. But like Boccaccio’s ten exiles from Florence, we three (Tim, Jim, Ben) are cooped up in a time of pestilence. We need to entertain ourselves. We need to continue to sell silver. And we love to proselytize for this beautiful stuff.
This is a series of 30 stories, told in 30 daily emails, and collected here for your convenience:
|Day 1: Life in Miniature||Day 2: “No respecter of persons”||Day 3: The Customer Is Always Right Eventually|
|Day 4: Nothin’ But a Hound-Dog||Day 5: Marriage à la Mode, Part I||Day 6: Marriage à la Mode, Part II|
|Day 7: Coincidence? I Think So…||Day 8: Trickle Down, or Siphon Off?||Day 9: Commander & Commando|
|Day 10: Keeping it Together||Day 11: Fair Trade||Day 12: Knowledge is Power|
|Day 13: Sauce Boats or Saucers?||Day 14: One Fateful Day||Day 15: Anecdote of the Tankard|
|Day 16: Living Up to My Blue China||Day 17: The American-ness of American Art||Day 18: Falling in Love|
|Day 19: Making a Collector||Day 20: Wouldn’t You Like to Melt Me Down?||Day 21: Industrial Evolution, Part I|
|Day 22: Industrial Evolution, Part II||Day 23: An Offer You Can’t Refuse, Part I||Day 24: An Offer You Can’t Refuse, Part II|
|Day 25: An Offer You Can’t Refuse, Part III||Day 26: Once More Into the Weeds, Dear Friends!||Day 27: The Best Policy|
|Day 28: Sentimental Silver||Day 29: Last of its Tribe||Day 30: Dialectical Materialism|