What would we do without that seldom opened drawer, or trunk to dump thing in? Sometimes it becomes an entire room – and then a house, and that's when you rate TV coverage.
Today's search was for an old postcard that I've kept since childhood. I didn't find it but spent several hours digging through valentines, report cards, and crumbly newspaper clippings. Some of the clutter seemed worth sharing.
This little pamphlet explained all we needed to know about rationing of food, gasoline, and clothing. Books of stamps to be used for these items were issued. When the book was empty no more of these items could be purchased until the next book was issued. Are those days gone forever? We can hope so.
After graduation many things are not certain, but the boys in 1942 could count on receiving one of these–sometimes before graduation.
Have you heard anyone complaining about the lack of handwriting skills being taught today? Take a look at the goal we once had. I never conquered anything near these examples. My mother was taught by what was called the "Palmer method" and she wrote very well until her eyesight failed. The edea was to not shaep the letters by a clenched hand, but to instead, roll the forearm on its muscle ad thus shape the letters in a rolling movement. Try it!
A card game of the early '20's
called Finch, I think. There was also one
named Touring and I remember enjoying playing it. It's certain to be here somewhere. Both wmiles and delay penalties, such as flats and out of gas, etc.
Both , plus a set of dominoes, were old games of my parents.
Later Chinese Checkers became the rage…and were affordable in those Depression days of the late '30s. May have cost 25¢.
Simple pleasures in simpler times. Please share your memories with us. It's fun.
" Come little leaves, said the wind one day…."
They'll soon listen to the call.