Marinate Me

Recipe for marinated carrots:

2 lbs. carrots - clean and slice, then cook in salted water until tender; cool. Then combine the ff. ingredients:

2 lg onion, sliced into rings
1 lg pepper, cut into strips
1/2 c. vinegar
1/2 c. salad oil
1 cup sugar
1 cup tomato soup
1 teas. dry mustard
1 teas. Worcestershire

Refrigerate. Marinate for 4 hrs. Stir once in a while

Found in "The Dead Zone" by Stephen King. Published by Viking, 1979.


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Don't You Cry For Me

Small key, likely for a padlock.

Found in "Spurs for Suzanna" by Betty Cavanna. Published by Scholastic, 1962.

The winner of the Seuss tote was Anita Grimm Hohl, who entered on Facebook.


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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss



It's the birthday of the good Doctor today, so we I thought it would be nice to celebrate with a little giveaway.

Here's a nice sturdy canvas tote bag featuring your friend and mine, The Cat in the Hat.

If you'd like it, leave a comment below. You can also enter on Facebook, Twitter or by email.

I will announce the winner with tomorrow's bookmark. Good luck!


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Giveaway Winner

This week's winner was @countessmandy, who entered on Twitter.

Thanks to all who entered, see you here next week.

Thursday Giveaway: 12 Children's Books - contest closed



Contest now closed, winner announced shortly.

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Eights Are Wild


Playing card.

Found in "The Moonstone Castle Mystery" by Carolyn Keene. Published by Grosset and Dunlap, 1985.

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Ninety Cents


Letter, dated February 19, 1929:

Dear Madam:

You have received several letters about the small balance on your account but you haven't paid it.

Why spoil your credit reputation for $.90
Nothing is more valuable than a good credit record. There are times when everyone needs credit so you should be very careful to protect your good name.

Send us a money order at once so we can close your account, pass clear title to the merchandise to you and report you to the Credit Association as "good pay."

Yours very truly

SPEAR & COMPANY
R.L. Jones
Collection Department


Found in "Parish's Fancy" by Walter Kellog. Published by John Day, 1929.



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Happy Birthday




Birthday card, no date. Reverse side reads:

The best of joy and happiness -

With love
Dot

Found in "Yinka-Tu the Yak" by Alice Alison Lide. Published by The Viking Press, 1938.

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