Pen Pal

 Letter, no envelope or date. No signature, for that matter.

I am thirteen years old. My birthday is March 2. When is your birthday?

I live with my mother, grandmother, and grandfather. We own our house.

The school I go to is Oneonta Junior high School. I'm in the seventh grade. We are going to have a long Easter vacation. It will last from April 9th to April 24th.

I have one pet, a cat named Topsy. She is almost six years old. Do you have any pets?

Do you have any hobbies? I have several. I like to collect dolls very much. Some of my dolls are from foreign countries. Collecting coins is also a hobby of mine. I have several valuable coins. Their dates are 1807, 1849, 1866, and 1879. I am trying to get coins from other countries. Every summer my minister visits Europe. He has brought me from dolls from Europe. This ear I am going to ask him to bring me some foreign coins. I also like to read books.

My mother works in a bank and my grandfather works for a railroad.

I take piano lessons. Do you play an instrument?

Would you like a pen pal from Japan?

(let me think about it awhile)

Found in "Sam and the Firely" by P.D. Eastman. Published by Beginner Books, 1958.

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The Open Road

2003 bus ticket receipt, New York to Oneonta NY.

Found in "Debt and Crisis in Latin America" by Robert Devlin. Published by Princeton, 1989.

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Giveaway winner

This week's giveaway winner was @booksforthereaders, who entered on Instagram.

Thanks to all who entered, see you next week.

Friday Giveaway: The Best of the World's Classics - contest closed

Contest now closed. Winner will be announced shortly.

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Trade card advertising "Ayer's Cathartic Pills."

Found in "A Short History of the English People" by J.R. Green. Published by Harper and Brothers, 1881.

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 Recipe for "Jumbo Sauce" -

8 lbs. crabapples, chopped
6 lbs sugar
2 oranges (with rind) chopped
1 lb. raisins chopped

Mix all together and cook well

Found in "The Boston Cooking School Cook Book" by Fannie Merritt Farmer. Published by Little, Brown, 1929.

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My New Old Favorite Bookmark

Many of you readers out there will likely recognize this bookmark:

I found it in a book way back in 2009, and its little head has become something of a Forgotten Bookmarks mascot. Here is today's find:

Same design, different optometrist.

Found in "Murder Twice Told" by Donald Hamilton. Published by Dell, 1950.

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Giveaway Winner

This week's winner was Edwin Matthews, who entered via email.

Thanks to all who entered, see you on Monday.

Friday Giveaway: Great Expectations - contest closed

Contest now closed, winner will be announced shortly.

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Got A Light?

Book of matches from Lee's Hawaiian Islander Restaurant, Lyndhurst, New Jersey.

Found in "Catastrophe Theory" by Alexander Woodcock and Monte Davis. Published by Dutton, 1978.

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