Monthly Archives: October 2009

Happy Halloween!

“The clock is striking midnight The spell the witch will cast All the fairies, ghosts and goblins Will be conjured from the past” I love the great collection of old postcards at Cardcow.com. It’s an online store, but they keep … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary Markers

I have lived in Massachusetts most of my life, and I have always been aware of these distinctive historical markers. The first one I really remember was the one for the Fairbanks House in Dedham. We lived nearby and used … Continue reading

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A Stop at Willoughby

Gart Williams is a New York advertising executive who is burnt out. His boss, Oliver Misrell (All-Over Miserable?), is a tyrant whose motto is Push-Push-Push, and his wife Jane is a cold, selfish woman who doesn’t care if he’s happy … Continue reading

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Day and Night Diner

I travel around Massachusetts a lot for work, mostly for meetings, but I rarely seem to be able to take advantage of these trips to visit a new diner. Even when I know there’s a diner in town, it seems … Continue reading

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On the Air

On the Air is a 1937 educational film about radio broadcasting from the Jam Handy Organization. It opens with a studio radio performance by celebrated violinist David Rubinoff and his orchestra, all dressed in formal attire, showing the musicians but … Continue reading

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Columbus Day

Cardcow.com Another great vintage postcard from Cardcow.com. I appreciate that they provide embed code in various sizes to make it easy for anyone to post these cards on blogs and websites.

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Ribsy

Ribsy, by Beverly Cleary This is an old favorite of mine, but I haven’t read it in many years. I was almost afraid to read it again. I’ve been rereading a lot of favorite books lately, and many of them … Continue reading

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