We are a scion society of the Baker Street Irregulars located in the greater Puget Sound region of Western Washington. We gather on the 3 rd Sunday of each month at 1:30 pm to discuss Sherlockiana of all kinds. Join us at the historic Queen Anne Library. Guests are always welcome.
Due to low-attendance at our December 2017 regular monthly meeting in Seattle, SOB Larry Raisch was asked to reprise his presentation on the varieties of pipes and tobacco found in the Canon! His interest in this topic developed because, as he told us, “Pipes are mentioned in 22 of the stories and tobacco in all, but four of… Continue reading Raisch Tells All: A Study of Pipes & Ash!
A fun and large group of Members of The Sound of the Baskervilles—the Scion Society of the Baker Street Irregulars serving the Greater Puget Sound Region of Western Washington, USA since March 31, 1980— showed up at the festively decorated home of SOB Carrol Clemens for our Annual Will Crakes Memorial Jollification—and many of us… Continue reading We Wish You the Compliments of the Season
As many of my esteemed SOB colleagues are aware, the Annual International Sherlockian Summit is not an event to be missed, and this year may take the cake as the best one yet. This is of course due to tireless efforts from our organizer, SOB Margie Deck, but also is a great reflection of how well… Continue reading 4th Annual International Sherlockian Summit Shenanigans
By: SOB Associate Editor Lauren Messenger Autumn always makes me want to reread the Sherlock Holmes stories. Something about the shortening days, the crispness of the air, planning spooky costumes and decorations for Halloween, and curling up with a mug of tea makes me crave the mystery and adventure that I find in the adventures… Continue reading The Ongoing Adventures of the Sound of the Baskervilles!
The weather was perfect (thanks to Sir Arthur), the wreath was perfect (thanks to event co-chair Ginie Romnes), the throw was perfect (thanks to event co-chair James Romnes), and a great time was had by all in attendance. The event? The Sound of the Baskervilles’ 36th Annual Wreath Throw on May 5, 2018. This event… Continue reading The SOB Annual Wreath Throw 2018: In a Word, Perfect!!
A good group of Members gathered at SOB Carroll Clemens’ home on April 7, 2 018. Our purpose? …to celebrate our Club’s 38th year with a tea and small raffle! It hardly seems possible that nearly four decades have passed since this scion society—The Sound of the Baskervilles—was founded on a ferry boat on March… Continue reading Too Much Food, But the Right Amount of Conviviality!
The Sound of the Baskervilles in 2018 have had a very busy few months!! March included our 36th Masters’ Celebration, saluting Holmes’ and Watson’s meeting in March 1881, and held on March 10 at Vince’s Italian Restaurant in Federal Way, WA. There were awards and recognitions galore! Al Nelson presented a memento to outgoing Treasurer… Continue reading Awards and Recognition Galore at the SOB 2018 Masters’ Celebration!
As reported in the March 2018 issue of The SOBs’ monthly newsletter, Ineffable Twaddle, we had a slightly belated Valentine’s Day party, lots of photo ops, and praise for our authors abounded! We celebrated the November 2017 publication of Chris Redmond’s new anthology “About Being a Sherlockian: 60 Essays Celebrating the Sherlock Holmes Community”! It… Continue reading Rollicking Good Fun at SOB’s February Meeting
Carrol Clemens was our hostess again this year as 14 SOBs gathered for the annual Will Crakes Memorial Jollification. Bob Coghill, from the Stormy Petrels of Vancouver, B.C., was cat sitting again in Maple Valley, so he joined us—lucky us and lucky cat. He—Bob, that is—took a video of us around Carrol’s living room and the table full of Christmas goodies to send to David and Terri. We missed… Continue reading Holiday Jollification!
The Third Annual International Summit of Sherlockian Societies took place on November 4, 2017 in Mt. Vernon, WA. Twenty-seven Sherlockians met, their primary societies included The Sound of the Baskervilles (SOBs): Airy Maher, Lauren Messenger, Cameron Brandon, Cara Cross, Geoff Jeffries, Judy Lyen, Sheila Holtgrieve, Chris Berward and Laurie Curtis, Alexander Snow, Amanda Vann, Dwight… Continue reading The Third Annual International Summit of Sherlockian Societies