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Wigwam for winding up the sun

Posted by Smokey Stover on October 07, 2006

In Reply to: Wigwam for winding up the sun posted by Tim Callaghan on October 07, 2006

: Has anyone else ever heard the phrase " wigwam for winding up the sun" . It was something my Nanna (my Mum's Mum) would say to us as kids in the 60's, if we asked about some object, say. We might ask "what's that" and if she, either saying that only exist within a family.

Yes, someone else has heard of it. A variant of it, "A Wigwam to Wind the Sun Up," has been used by Adele Cosgrove-Bray as the title for a book of her early poetry. The book-cover, is reproduced on the Web in two places. On her Website on she whimsically describes herself as 101 years old and living in Cheshire. Her Website includes more than one picture of her, and more biographical details than is appropriate to reproduce here. I'll copy a bit of her self-description, however.

"Hi, and welcome! My name is Adele Cosgrove-Bray and I'm a horror/dark fantasy writer...
Who I'd like to meet:

While I, like many others, use My Space as a means to promote my work, I would like to communicate with other writers and creative people aged 18+. People who seek to share ideas, who are genuinely open-minded, and who possess a hunger for knowledge, occult metaphysics and beauty would be particularly welcome."

Adele is also the subject of an article in Wikipedia. Since she did the cover graphics of her poetry collection, "A Wigwam to Wind the Sun Up," she undoubtedly knows the meaning of the title. You ought to ask her on her Website. She seems quite open to communicating with strangers, which I hoped to indicate by what I have quoted of her words. Her interesting Website (and Blogsite) can be found at: