National Geographic Volume XXXVI Number Five, November, 1919 Not a pleasant story at all. And quite the contrast to the first half dozen or so pages of advertisements. Here’s the last sentence, spoken by the author’s traveling companion, a doctor, as their ship departed Ararat: “God bless America,” he said; “for America, with God’s help,
Sidebar images from American Digest
And yes, I am putting away the last box of books brought down from The Apartment.
but I cannot remember the title. Updated: Thunderstorm
via AoSHQ Sunday Morning Book Thread; Check out the photo of the mirrored library, as well. There’s a 12 volume collection of books for children with My Book House as part of the title: They are beautiful books. Images from Archive.org where you can borrow the books for 14 days. This is interesting– and disconcerting.
The religious value of such a picture lies in its power to revive personal memories. Death is one of the most solemn realities in the world; it is the door by which one passes from the seen and temporal into the more immediate consciousness of things unseen and eternal. Commentary on Decent from the Cross
The Home Economists of the Crisco Kitchen at Proctor & Gamble recommended serving Seafood Neptune, Creamed Chicken, or Chow Mein over Fried Noodle Rings. Unfortunately, the pages for the first two recipes are missing from this crappy old paperback cookbook, so we’ll have to settle for authentic 1949 style Chow Mein. See the recipe for
The Crisco Kitchen is a practical sort of kitchen. Our team of Home Economists are more than scientific. They themselves keep house and understand the problems of preparing home-cooked meals. All of these recipes were tested in the Crisco Kitchen. Practically all were tested at home, as well. Forward to New Recipes for Good Eating
Back in the crappy olden days, making a home for your family was not considered drudge work. At least that’s the belief Meredith Publishing, publishers of BH&G books, were selling to women. I am of two minds about this. Better Homes and Gardens Decorating Book, Meredith Publishing Company, Des Moines, Iowa, 1961. As person who
Image from Wikiart as in the crappy old book, Grandma Moses ( Otto Kallir, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. Publishers, New York, 1973).
Did you see #10? Plug-in vision-phone. How cool would that be? What is the thing above #5 that has a line but no number? [Betty Jane has a Ph.D. by the way, so that’s Doctor Betty Jane to folks like you & I.] Crappy old books such as this are good for a laugh. How
Furthermore, the [program] founders understood that if wonder deserts the student at any step in the educational process, that education loses its proper form. It becomes a mechanical art, a burden to the student rather than a joy. Wonder is thus not only the beginning but also the sustaining principle of the best education, because
Reposted from February 12, 2015. As I commented, I am not a huge fan of Lincoln (don’t like Douglas at all). That said, I’d rather recognize Lincoln on Lincoln’s birthday than recognize that amorphous groups, Presidents, next Monday. [From Illustrated Encyclopedia Book-of-the-Year 1960 Edition, Bobley Publishing Corp., Glen Cove, N.Y. 1960] I don’t generally comment on Lincoln’s
Sort of makes you nostalgic for the crappy olden days of carefree football, doesn’t it?
There was remarkable unanimity in the choice of hymns. from the Forward The universal selection seemed to turn to “mother’s favorite,” which had be meant so much at the turning point of life’s highway. The choice of “Lead Kindly Light,” and “Come, Thou Fount,” “Rock of Ages,” “Nearer my God to thee” and other hymns
I’m sorry to say I wasn’t able to find this volume online and capture a screen shot. And I did not want to break the book’s spine flattening it out too much. More… Why should we read poetry? We might as well ask why birds should sing… . “The taste for poetry is as natural
2019 – 1975 = 44. Forty-four isn’t really a lot of years, is it? But in 1975 if you wanted to photograph (get this) the President in the White House… Hank Arron clouting one over the fences… a U.S. Olympic track star… your favorite actress receiving an Academy Award you would need to read four
from the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám (Random House, 1947 printing; original, 11th century; first English trans. by Fitzgerald, 1858) Then to the rolling Heav’n itself I cried | Asking, “What Lamp had Destiny to guide | “Her little Children stumbling in the Dark?” | And– “A blind Understanding!” Heav’n replied. Then to this earthen Bowl did
Some models are predicting snow for us. I don’t forecast snow, but what do I know? Grandma Moses’ work is a treasure. Link to works by, or about Anna Mary Robertson Moses at Internet Archive. Many can be “borrowed” (downloaded) for two weeks.