Here’s a link to a photo assemblage of American city shops last mid-century. What I notice is the lack of foot traffic, car traffic, and the sense of emptiness. Where are all the people? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2197244/Main-Street-40s-Rare-colour-photographs-capture-cafes-general-stores-corner-shops-heartbeat-small-town-America.html I like looking at these kinds of things, and imagining all the stories. Such a very different time.
When I was in kindergarten there were unspoken rules. Unspoken because they were so basic they just did not need to be said. Like Do Not Use a Bad Word. Any bad word. Ever. It seems a basic rule of polite society we all learn in kindergarten, right? What would have happened if I usedContinue reading “these changing times”
My mother passed on some movie magazines from the 1950s to me, and mostly they seem to talk about who’s marrying or divorcing whom. Did you know Zsa Zsa Gabor was born in 1906? Wow. I bet IMDB does not back that up (nope, says 1917. Wonder which is right?). And that she was marriedContinue reading “May – December romance, Ginger Rogers?”
My friend Ginger re-did her bathroom much in the manner I’ve been dreaming about. This probably would not work in my current home, but maybe in my next home. She wanted to have the feel of an old-time wash-basin, and the water faucet is reminiscent of a pump handle. Didn’t this turn out lovely? TheContinue reading “wishing: lovely bathroom”
This is offered without comment right now, but will make sense after I put a larger post together. (Karl Herber are you out there? This makes me think of you. Email me!) Enjoy!
I think I must be feeling a little bit of the blog blahs. We all go through that, right? Nothing much of interest to report, no interesting new recipes, projects only half-finished, and the day to day stuff just doesn’t seem so important. So I was reflecting on my now long-standing repeating dream. It mustContinue reading “sorry so long without posting”
We got to the end of Babar the King (1935), by Laurent De Brunhoff, and the sentiments on the final pages surprised me. Let’s look at the pages. Just in case the legend beneath each nasty is too small to be seen, each monster is: Fear, Indolence, Misfortune, Anger, Stupidity, Sickness, Discourtesy, Anger, Cowardice, andContinue reading “reading: Babar the King”
I usually point out errors in my Grammar Friday entries, but I’m pretty sure this “error” is intentional. I spotted this in our local Nickel ads this week in the “Pets” section: FOUND: Red & white chicken killer, taking up residents in my barn, on Sagebrush Road, our town; call 555-123-1234 Ha ha.
Our preschool group went to a sheep farm to learn about the wonders of baby sheep. Some of the kids couldn’t get enough of trying to pet everyone in sight. This herd of goats was much smaller than the herd of sheep, I don’t remember now why they also raised goats. Both were raised for meat,Continue reading “visiting a farm”
I try to tell you when there is a good sale at J Peterman, but today I’m just highlighting some dresses I’m wishing about. Not on sale. Fingers crossed they come on sale in my size! The first one, at $124, is pretty close to affordable while still not being on sale. (Remember to useContinue reading “window shopping on the web”