Saturday, February 17, 2018


Friday, February 16, 2018

Quote Of The Day

image from Wikipedia

I will not be lectured about what our military needs by a five-deferment draft dodger. ~ LtCol Tammy Duckworth

Thursday, February 15, 2018

In My Day It Was Called Home Economics

Peasant Woman Threading a Needle by
Jules Adolphe Aime Louis Breton


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Paper Crafts - A Pooch for the Year of the Dog

Xinnian Keui Lo! And Canon again comes up with a cute paper project to celebrate.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Vintage Holidays - Valentine's Day

Some vintage Valentine clipart from Dover Publications.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Quote Of The Day

Last Absolution of the Munsters, by Fortunino Matania

In 1930, John Brophy and Eric Partridge published a collection of British songs and slang from the war.  They claimed that soldiers used the word 'fucking' so often that it was merely a warning 'that a noun is coming.' In a normal situation, swear words are used for emphasis, but Brophy and Partridge found that obscenity was so over-used among the military in the Great War that if a soldier wanted to express emotion he wouldn't swear.  'Thus, if a sergeant said, "Get your --ing rifles!" it was understood as a matter of routine.  But if he said "Get your rifles!" there was an immediate implication of urgency and danger.' ~ Bee Wilson

Thursday, February 8, 2018


This has been all over the Internet - to me, the best part is listening to his wife trying not to laugh as she films it.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

What's Five Inches Of Snow Among Friends?

Batdog's class tonight at the kennel club was cancelled.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Vintage Advertising - Argo Cornstarch

And...another one I didn't record the magazine title/date.  I'm guessing Woman's Home Companion, one of the issues that has been digitized and can be found on Google Books.

Pretty desserts.

Saturday, February 3, 2018


Friday, February 2, 2018

Quote Of The Day

image from Pinterest

You may perhaps be brought to acknowledge that it is very well worthwhile to be tormented for two or three years of one's life, for the sake of being able to read all the rest of it. ~ Jane Austen

Thursday, February 1, 2018


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Back Fire

It might be worth getting on Twitter just for this woman.

This Could Have Been Better Phrased

Me:  (After searching in vain for a half-dozen of his toys)  Where the hell did all his balls go?

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Knitting - Military Scarf and Gloves from 1951

Another project to knit for servicemen from Smart Knitting, Vol. 8, 1951.  Instructions on my Flickr account will probably need to be enlarged, but are readable.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Vintage Magazines - Action

"The Best In Lusty Adventure," from October, 1953. The cover, by Joe Szokoli, was the best thing about it.

Saturday, January 27, 2018


Friday, January 26, 2018

Quote of the Day

image from

Happiness is not a horse that can be harnessed. ~ Russian proverb

Thursday, January 25, 2018

The Online Bookshelf - Birds, Illustrated By Color Photography

A multi-volume collection with wonderful color plates, from Project Gutenberg.