Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Online Bookshelf - La Chanson des JouJoux

The Song of the Toys, with fanciful color plates of  Victorian children and playthings. A free download from Project Gutenberg. 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Photo Op

Regional staff held a press conference at a local firehouse today, to mark the kick-off of the Sound The Alarm campaign.  Volunteers were asked to vest up and attend; I was in several photographs taken with firefighters and our State Senator.

It wasn't until I was on my way home that it dawned on me I had my t-shirt on backwards.

Monday, August 14, 2017

"In The Cat's Eyes, All Things Are The Cat's"

So, I bought a second-hand table for the front porch...

Vintage Magazines - Woman's Home Companion, August, 1921

Saturday, August 12, 2017


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Woman Proposes, Cat Disposes, con't

Since he can no longer easily jump up onto the nice comfy cushion I placed on the  patio chair, he took matters into his own paws this morning.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Workbasket Magazine - July 1945

I'm back.

As promised and only one week late, the Workbasket 8-page issue from July 1945.  Projects include the toddler's knitted jumper shown above, several crocheted edgings, and a tulip quilt.  These can be found on my Flickr account.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

One Of Those Wide Stance Scenarios

1st volunteer:  I was in the men's room at O'Hare Airport...

2nd volunteer (interrupting):  Any story that starts with "I was in the men's room at O'Hare Airport" has to end badly.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Less Filling and Tastes Great

image from Pinterest

It's 6pm. The disaster assessment teams are starting to arrive back at the office after a long day of canvassing flooded neighborhoods and estimating and recording the damage.

1st team member: People in (affected area) sure are into pit bulls.  Really big pit bulls.

2nd team member:  I know -- I've never seen dogs that big.  I wonder what they feed 'em?

3rd team member (under his breath): Red Cross volunteers.