“Catching the Turkey” Grandma Moses 1940 More in the “Catching the Turkey” series here. Though I know little about Grandma Moses, primitivism, or art, I am a fan of Anna Mary Robertson, and enjoy looking at her work. “A Blizzard” 1956
Books Bygone: “To Mother with Love, Mary and Bill” Marica Bernstein Despite popular belief, Mother’s Day was not cooked up by a greeting card company. On May 9, 1914 President Wilson, following the adoption of a congressional resolution, proclaimed that the second Sunday in May be celebrated as Mother’s Day. He called upon government officials
Miss M read my most recent Books Bygone newspaper essay column this evening after supper.For some reason, Miss M found “brain growth” highly amusing.Here’s what got her laughing: … the questions must not be suppressed, because that means death to intelligence and to brain growth. … To which I said: No grownup in his or
My latest Books Bygone column is out in our little newspaper. Also available here— along with all of the others! Take a look!It begins: Long, long ago, in a time far, far away—that would be before the days of Pinterest—crafty souls got their creative inspiration from magazines and books. These “idea” books often focused on
–> Aren’t you lucky? [DRAFT version] Books Bygone: It’s Almost Summer in Crockett’s Victory Garden! by Marica Bernstein We survived sixteen straight nights of subfreezing temperatures. We let our spigots drip and drip and still our pipes froze. We survived “snow days” without the pleasure of walking the dogs in the snow. But our seed
Courtesy Wikipaintings.org I have a new essay out in our little weekly newspaper. It’s online at the paper’s site but behind a paywall– you may want to subscribe so you so you can keep up with what’s happening. (Extra! Extra! There was an arrest made in the school flag theft!)The essay is also available
My most recent Books Bygone column, “Washday” came out in our little weekly newspaper yesterday. You can read it at the link or here where it’s among all of the others.If you read it at the newspaper, note that someone at the paper modified the title. I guess they needed to fill in some space.
What I do when I’m not blogging and eating bon bons. The editor of our local weekly newspaper has given me the opportunity to become a famous writer! Notice that I did not say “rich and famous writer.” He will be happy to publish my little essays– as space allows– for free. But, hey, famous