Gee, our old La Salle ran great!
Or: Then & Now
Happy Medium: “Growing up in rural Wisconsin, we had ONE telephone in the entire house, not one in each room or in someone’s pocket. Continue reading “The original social medium sounded like this: Three shorts and one long.”
Life as we know it
And: Till death us do part (including, or not including: Our pets, ourselves)
DebK of Rosemount: “Taxman and I have a mixed marriage: I like house pets; he doesn’t.
Continue reading “How many comfortable felines does it take to patrol a barn? Is four enough?”
The Permanent Family Record
Little Sister (“and Big Sister”) has sent us two reports lately:
(1) “In 1902, a young girl thought to tuck away her school keepsakes in an old stationery box.
Continue reading “More than a century later, Diamond Dyes never disappoint!”
Culminating in: Today’s helpful hints
Writes The Hastings Crazy Quilter: “I was in London the first week of August 2018. It was an unusual time in London: They were in the 10th week of a drought, and it was blistering hot — the hottest stretch of weather they’d had in 41 years. There isn’t a lot of air-conditioning in London, but I was doing OK in the place I was staying (the Captain Bligh House; yep, that Captain Bligh), as I was on the top floor and got a nice cross breeze. Even so, I made note of the pub at the end of the street, because it was air-conditioned.
Continue reading “Riddle: How do you make a Guinness float?”
Fun facts to know and tell
We certainly hope that some of you will join us in finding this fascinating: These ‘Persuasive Maps’ Want You to Believe
Here’s a direct link to Cornell’s Persuasive Cartography collection.
Don’t get too lost in it!
The Permanent Maternal Record
Or: Life (and death) as we know it
Eos remembers: “One day, when I was 5 years old, I decided to run away. Mom had scolded me for something, and my feelings were hurt.
Continue reading “How far will a mother’s love stretch?”
Not so very long ago, not so very far away.
A gallery of photographs, in memory of Apollo 8 — half a century in our past.
Behold the blue planet!