The little treasures (Volume 25)

Yet again we dig into our heretofore unpublished photos and captions, submitted during the daily-newsprint era of Bulletin Board (1990 to 2016).

bread making

Contributor: A.M.P. of Oak Park Heights

Date of picture: 1971

Date of contribution: Unknown

Caption: “After looking at many old pictures, I came across this one from 1971. My daughter Mary Ellen couldn’t wait for a slice; she first had to sample some of  her dad’s bread. 

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The little treasures (Volume 24)

On and on we go, FINALLY publishing photographs and captions sent to us back in the newsprint-only years, when we generally had space for only a single picture each day. No such limitations now! (O, highfalutin pleasures.)

Brevold kids on horse

Contributor: Betty

Date of picture: 1934

Date of contribution: ca. 2010

Caption: “The Brevold kids on ‘Black Beauty’: big brother Howard Jr., deceased, Betty & Curt. Taken in 1934. Happy 80th birthday, Curt!”

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Take it from a 3-year-old: “I like your pie crust so much better than Grandma’s. Your pie crust is just so . . .” — pause — “. . . so durable!”

The Permanent Family Record

Writes The Gram With a Thousand Rules: “As I have mentioned before, my mom was not a particularly inspired everyday cook, but we all enjoyed her baked goods. Maybe her cookies and pies didn’t melt in your mouth, but they were always nice and chewy.

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How can you say “No” to those orphaned animals with their “pleading, yearning eyes”?

Our pets, ourselves

The Doryman of Prescott, Wisconsin: “Subject: Every present has a price.

“Those heart-wrenching Humane Society pictures of orphaned animals are so sad. Even though we have always had rescued pets in our home, I want that one . . . and that one, too.

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The little treasures (Volume 23)

STILL WORKING THROUGH our inventory of pictures submitted but unused, back in the sometimes-underdocumented past!

Littfin family

Contributor: Dick Littfin of West St. Paul

Date of picture: 1961

Date of contribution: April 21, 2011

Caption: “This is a photo of my wife, Mary, and daughters (clockwise: Laurianne, 2; Kathleen, 6; and Nancy, 5). The picture was taken in 1961. Have you ever seen a Mother more proud and loving of her children? Note the loving expressions and body language that the girls have for their Mother!

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