As Thick As Johnny Cakes


Recipe for corn bread:

3 pints of sweet milk
2 tea spoons of soda
1 saucer of wheat flour
A little salt
1/2 cup molasses

Stir as thick as Johnny Cakes
Steam 2 1/2 hours (?)
Then put it in the oven 10 minutes and take it out and eat it.


Found in "The Rule and Exercises of Holy Dying" by Jeremy Taylor. Published by Little, Brown, 1864.

Is it me, or is there no corn in this corn bread?

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Mistry Money

I received a message from a reader named Madeleine who wanted to share this forgotten bookmark:



She writes:

Greetings from Canada. I am currently reading (and enjoying) "Forgotten Bookmarks" and have a story to share: In Toronto, we have some Little Free Libraries, (which you have probably heard about), and in March this year, I picked up a hard cover copy of Rohinton Mistry's "A Fine Balance" - one of my favourite books. I took it home - and double luck! - not only did I have a lovely hard cover edition, I found $$ inside. The "Mistry Money" was inside a note saying "This is for your stereo". The word stereo is pretty much from another era, so my guess is….the cash had been in this book for a few years. (A Fine Balance was published in 1995)

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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Margaret, who entered right here on the site.

Margaret, I will send an email to the address in your Blogger profile. If you don't see it, you can reach me here:

fb@forgottenbookmarks.com

Thanks to all who entered. See you here next week.

Friday Giveaway: 9 Modern Library Books - contest closed





Contest now closed, winner will be announced shortly.

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Bainbridge, 1926




Photo, on the reverse is written "Bainbridge - June 1926."

Found in "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Published by Wickwire Press, no date.

Here's a cleaned-up version of the photograph:



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My Pebbles


Dino from The Flintstones refrigerator magnet.

Found in "Main Street: Coming Apart" by Ann M. Martin. Published by Scholastic, 2010.

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Marie





Inscription, dated 1859:

MARIE
from
Emily
Xmas
1859

Found in "The Works of George Herbert" published by George Routledge and Co., 1859.

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Giveaway winner

This week's winner is @aprilblanken, who entered on Twitter. As always, thanks to all who entered. See you here next week.

Friday Giveaway: 15 Books - contest closed



Contest now closed, I will announce the winner shortly.

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Plus Two


Flattened box of "Godfrey Phillips' Plus Two Navy Flake Cigarettes."

Found in "Steam, Steel and Electricity" by James W. Steele. Published by Saalfield, 1903.

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Half Cent



I find a lot of loose change in books, I usually just throw it in the cash register. However, this morning a penny fell out of a paperback and instead of the usual coin-hitting-the-floor sound, I heard a "pink."

I tracked down the penny and was surprised to see it was empty on the other side. I can't image what the purpose of this half coin might be.

Found in "Bush Baby" by Martin Woodhouse. Published by Berkley, 1969.

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A Pfennig Saved Is A Pfennig Earned





A German 75 Pfennig notgeld, from the early 1920s.


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Mummy Dear



Here's a charming poem and note:

To Mummy dear

To Mummy

A little package of Lavendar
sweet.
For when you want to dress
up neat.


Found in "Science and Health With Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. Published by The First Church of Christ, Scientist, 1934.

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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Heather Rollins, who entered on Facebook.

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

Friday Giveaway: 12 Vintage Children's Books - contest closed



Contest now closed, winner will be announced shortly.

Good luck!

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Not Forgotten: Part XI

Another installment! Here are parts one, twothreefourfivesix, seveneightnine and ten of this ongoing series where I feature some of the items I find that aren't quite good enough for their own post.








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Smile For The Camera


Large group photograph, no writing or markings except the "White Studio" at the bottom.

Found in "Flowers and Table Settings" by Julia Berrall. Published by Crowell, 1951.



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Pay To The Order Of, Part II





Six cancelled checks, all from 1926 from Mills Brothers, Inc., via the Gaylord State Bank.

You might remember I found two more similar checks about a year ago:

http://www.forgottenbookmarks.com/2014/06/pay-to-order-of.html

The books must have come from the same lot.

These were found in "The History of the Civil War in America" by The Comte de Paris. Published by J.H. Coates and Co., 1876.



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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Jennifer Andrews, who entered right here on the site.

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

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Friday Giveaway: The Novels of Henry Fielding - contest closed


Contest now closed, winner will be announced shortly.


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Home Is Where The Heart Is


Six black and white photographs, no names, dates or writing.

Found in "The American Story" by Ruth Wood Gavian and William A. Hamm. Published by D.C. Heath, 1947.



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That's So Jeff


Illustration by Michael Twohy. Written at the top:

That's You, Jeff! - L

Found in "James Herriot's Treasury for Children" published by St. Martin's Press, 1992.

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Poppy



Recipe for Poppy Seed Cake -

1 box instant vanilla pudding
1 box yellow cake mix
4 eggs
1 tea nutmeg
3/4 c oil
3/4 c sherry
Handful poppy seed

Beat 5 min
Bake 350 degrees 45 min


Found in "Louisa May Alcott: Dreamer and Worker" by Belle Moses. Published by D. Appleton, 1909.


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John Brown's Fort


Black and white photo of what I believe is an old firehouse. No writing or dates.

Edit: I should have started with a quick Google image search. It's John Brown's fort:

http://www.nps.gov/hafe/learn/historyculture/john-brown-fort.htm

Found in "New York History: April 1997, Vol. LXXVII/2" published by the New York State Historical Association.

Here's the photo by itself:



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