It's In There

Recipe for spaghetti sauce:


1/3 c olive oil
1 onion chopped fine
2 chopped garlic buds


1 lb ground beef, brown and add
1 can tomatoes
1 can tomato paste
1 can (4 oz) mushrooms + liquid
1/2 tea salt
1/2 tea oregano
1/2 tea basil
bay leaf
chopped green pepper
1 c chopped celery

Cook 2 hours or until right consistency

Found in "A Legacy" by Sybille Bedford. Published by Simon and Schuster, 1957.

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Photograph, no date or writing.

Found in "SF Impulse, Volume 1 #12" published in February, 1967.

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Giveaway Winner

This week's winner was Jane Masters, who entered here on the site. Jane, I will try and get in touch but you can reach me at

Thanks to all who entered, see you again next week!

Friday Giveaway: 12 Vintage Classics - contest closed

I'm giving away these twelve classics this week.

  • Wright - Native Son
  • Tarkington - Gentle Julia
  • Clemens/Twain - Tom Sawyer
  • Kipling - Debits and Credits
  • Durant - Story of Philosophy
  • Dickens - Martin Chuzzlewit
  • Lamb - Poems/Plays/Essays
  • Boswell's Life of Johnson
  • Irving - Bracebridge
  • Twain - $30,000 Bequest
  • Longfellow - Hiawatha 
  • Annals of English Lit (Oxford)

Contest now closed, winner will be announced shortly.

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Greeting card - the purple ink on the inside is quite faded, I tried my best to make it stand out:

Hi Maggie,

Busy too. End of the year stuff galore. I'm going to Ithaca the 2nd week too Is Grace?

Can't wait to see you and only 10 more days left of school!

See you,

Found in "The Last Apprentice: Rise of the Huntress" by Joseph Delaney. Published by Greenwillow, 2010.

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Two silhouette cards.

Found in "The Deserted Village" by Oliver Goldsmith. Published by Coates & Co., no date.

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I Love You

Small note, written in pencil:

I love you Jim

Found in "Little Folks of Far Away Lands" by Lizzie S. Whittum. Published by the Education Publishing Company, 1907.

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Two photographs, no writing or dates on reverse sides.

Found in "First Harvests" by F.J. Stimson. Published by Appleton, 1906.

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