Now & Then
Our Living (and/or Dying) Language Division (1943 Yearbook Subdivision)
Following up on a post in the November 29 Bulletin Board, here again is Snackmeisterin of Altoona, Wisconsin: “Here are some more interesting passages from the 1943 Eau Claire High School yearbook.
Continue reading “The war was on, and Eau Claire H.S. offered “fine training for every high school boy.” And what about the girls?”
The Permanent Family Record
Cheesehead By Proxy, “back in Northern Minnesota”: “This is the story of my mother’s dollhouse, which has now been played with by four generations of girls.
Continue reading “This old dollhouse was built to last. After four generations of girls, it’s fit and ready for a fifth!”
What this country is still needing
Email from Donald: “Subject: Now, where did I leave . . .
“The cover of a recent issue of Time boasted: ’THE 25 BEST INVENTIONS OF 2017.’
Continue reading “He has no problem with “THE BEST 25 INVENTIONS OF 2017,” but sees (blurrily) the need for a 26th!”
‘Tis the season!
Christmas Memories Division
Arizona Susan: “In the early 1950s, on each Christmas Eve, our family of six would pile into our station wagon, all of us dressed in our holiday-best clothes — which, of course, were hidden by our heavy winter coats, boots, etc. — and drive around Lake Phalen and go over to our church for the Christmas Eve services.
Continue reading “Remembering “a wonderful childhood, loving parents, a happy home.””
Our livestock, our machines, ourselves
Happy Medium: “Subject: The Lone Ranger and Silver Saved the Day.
Continue reading “When the cattle went on the lam, it was time to fire up the Arctic Cat!”
Older Than Dirt
Or: The Permanent Motherly/Daughterly Record
Cheesehead By Proxy, “back in Northern Minnesota”: “I’m at that age (OTD — or Older Than Dirt, for those new to the Bulletin Board) when one occasionally sees a social-media posting that asks ‘Do you remember this?’ and shows some type of object from your past, like a potato masher or whatever.
Continue reading ““Do you remember this?” “Do I remember it? I use it all the time. Mom taught me how!””