Taste The Rainbow

Six flattened Skittles.

Found in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" by Victor Hugo. Published by Baronet Books, 1994.

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A Classic

Just in time for Thanksgiving, here's a recipe for Green Bean Bake:

Cooking time - 30 min

1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp. soy sauce
1 dash pepper
4 cups cooked, cut green beans
1 1/3 cups french fried onions

Mix soup, milk, soy sauce, pepper, beans and 2/3 cup onions in 1 1/2 casserole. Bake 350 degrees for 25 mins

Serves 6

Found in "The Films of Laurence Olivier" by Margaret Morley. Published by Citadel Press, 1977.

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East Or West

Small vintage Christmas card, no date or writing.

Inside reads:

East or West
Old Friends Are Best

When Christmas comes with love's refrain
We live the old joys o'er again,
Revive old friendships tried and true
And welcome gibe to friendships new

Kind Thoughts and Wishes
For your Happiness
This Christmas

Found in "A Help to Printers and Publishers" by Samuel N. Dickenson. Published in Boston, 1835.

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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Loretta Samuels, who entered over on Facebook.

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

Friday Giveaway: 20 Volumes of Classics - contest closed

Contest now closed, winner will be announced shortly.

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They Grow Up So Fast

Photograph, no date or writing.

Found in "By The Light of the Moon" by Dean Koontz. Published by Bantam, 2002.

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Recipe for corn relish:

18 ears corn
1 qt chopped cabbage
2 c diced celery
2 c chopped green pepper
1/2 c chopped red pepper
1 1/2 c chopped onion
2 c cider vinegar
1/2 c lemon juice
1 1/2 c sugar
3 T sakt
2 tea celery seed
2 T dry mustard
1/4 tea cayenne pepper
1 1/2 tea tumeric

Cut corn from cob and combine other vegetables in big kettle. Mix seasoning ingredients and add to vegetables. Stir well. Cook slowly for 35 minutes stirring often. Turn into hot jars filling to overflowing.

Found in "Steam: Its Generation and Use" published by Babcock and Wilcox, 1923.

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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was "Rhonda Writes" who entered here on the site.

Rhonda, I will try and contact you, but if you read this, please send along an email:


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

Friday Giveaway: 10 Antiquarian Poetry Books - contest closed

Contest closed, winner will be announced shortly.

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1991 Upper Deck Jose Canseco baseball card.

Found in "Red Branch" by Morgan Llywelyn. Published by Ivy Books, 1989.

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On The Waterfront

Small black and white photograph. No writing or date.

Found in "Water Pageants Games and Stunts" by Olive McCormick. Published by A.S. Barnes, 1933.

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Chicago Bound

Plane ticket, from Charlotte to Chicago.

Found in "Peace Like a River" by Leif Enger. Published by Grove Press, 2001.

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Here I Fell Asleep

Leather bookmark from Bermuda that reads "Here I Fell Asleep."

Found in "The Temple of My Familiar" by Alice Walker. Published by Harcourt Brace, 1989.

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Giveaway winners

There were two winners this week.

First winner was KJ Van Duzer, who entered on Facebook.

Second winner was Roger_Paw, who entered here on the site.

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

Friday Giveaway: Signed Copy of HANDWRITTEN RECIPES - contest closed

Contest now closed. Winners will be announced shortly.

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Photograph, no writing on reverse side.

Found in "Forever" by Pete Hamill. Published by Back Bay Books, 2003.

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We're Gonna Need A Bigger Mold

Large volume recipe for Raspberry Salad:

Serves 50

15 pkgs (3 oz) raspberry jello
15 cups boiling water
10 - 10 1/2 oz. packages frozen raspberries
15 cups applesauce

Dissolve jello in hot water. Add unthawed berries. Stir to dissolve. Add applesauce and pour unto mold. Serve with whipped cream or mayonnaise thinned with cream.

Found in "Ruth Wakefield's Toll House Tried and True Recipes" published by M. Barrows and Co., 1940.

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Everyday Catch

Postcard, featuring "An Everyday Catch in the Sunshine State, Florida." No writing or postmark on reverse side.

Found in "An Autumn Tour in the United States and Canada" by Andrew Iredale. Published by George H. Iredale, 1901.

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