It Ain't Easy Being Green

Book of S&H Green Stamps.

Found in "The Week-end Library: Issue of 1930" published by Doubleday and Doran.

From Wikipedia:

S&H Green Stamps were trading stamps popular in the United States from the 1930s until the late 1980s. They were distributed as part of a rewards program operated by the Sperry & Hutchinson company (S&H), founded in 1896 by Thomas Sperry and Shelley Byron Hutchinson. During the 1960s, the company promoted its rewards catalog as being the largest publication in the United States and boasted that it issued three times as many stamps as the U.S. Postal Service. Customers would receive stamps at the checkout counter of supermarkets, department stores, and gasoline stations among other retailers, which could be redeemed for products in the catalog.

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Bring Chairs



7:00 PM




Found in "Glimpses of the Barren Lands" by Captain Thierry Mallet. Published by Revillon Press, 1930.

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Former owner Dora H. Breuer's name and date, 1907, along with this bit of verse:

Man-like is it to fall into sin,
Friend-like is it to dwell therein,
Christ-like is it for sin to grieve,
God-like is it all sin to leave.

Where unto is money good?
Who has it no wants hardihood,
Who has it has much trouble + care,
Who one has had it has despair.

Found written in "Marian Grey" by Mary J. Holmes. Published by New York Publishing, ca. 1907.

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On The Fence

Photograph, no writing or dates on reverse.

Found in "In The Bishop's Carriage" by Miriam Michelson. Published by Grosset and Dunlap, 1904.

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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Amber Baker, who entered on Facebook.

Thanks to everyone who entered - and to those who enter all the giveaways. See you next year with more interesting books.

Last Giveaway of 2016: 15 Antiquarian Classics - contest closed

Contest now closed, winner will be announced shortly.

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Chasing Hens

Letter, in original envelope, dated December 29, 1905, Cotati, California. I've left most of the spelling and grammar errors intact:

Dear Daughter

We are well at present and hope this will find you all well I was very much surprised I drove down to the pos office to day and got three or four letters and some other male and came back and Ma was out to the Carige House and I drove in gave her the male and while I was caring for the Horse looked over the letters and sed one was from you that was a big surprise but we are glad to hear from you all and it is rather hard for me to write now but I will try and answer the letters if any of thim write.

Now it May be you would like to know what we are doing we are chasing Hens we get 20 cents for Eggs to day we have 250 laying hens we moved them from our other plase at Petaluma and they stop laying but they are comencing to lay now they have plenty of green gras now we did not get any early rane and feed is late and hens hant dun well we sold some Eggs for 5 - 1 cents.

We have one Cow and one Hors he is A Hamiltonan and a good farm Horse & A good rodester and he makes thing fly some times he stands 17 hands high and often gets his head out of my reach he is A dark bay and rather good looking Tell Mr. Cabel we think of him often and would be glad to see him.

We have A fine ranch hear the land is Good little roaling and no stone to throw at A bird there is 13 Oak trees on it they are very nice. Did we send any of you the view our House on the other plase.

We are geting Old but we do all of our one work and have no one to grumbel at us and we can tak the world easy and look after our Hens Well I will close for this time hoping to hear from you agane with love to all -

from your Father B Buckley

Found in "The History and Conquest of the Philippines" by Alden March. Published by The International Publishing Co, 1899.

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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Alice Chidwey, who entered on Facebook.

Many thanks to everyone who entered - see you next week for the last book giveaway of 2016. I will try and make it a good one.

If you can't wait and need some vintage book goodness in the meantime, check out my Etsy shop, and use the coupon code FORGOTTEN for 15% off. It's good until December 19th.

Friday Giveaway: Ten Matched Classics; contest closed

Contest now closed, winner will be announced shortly.

Good luck!

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Little Soldier

 Found this guy at the bottom of a box of books.

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The Centennial

Illustrated trade card featuring the "Burdett Centennial" organ.

Found in "Arthur's Home Magazine; Volume XLVIII" published by T.S. Arthur, 1880.

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 Recipe for "Glorified Rice" -

1 pt crushed pineapple
1 C. pineapple juice
1 pkg lemon jelly
1 C. boiling water
2 C. cold cooked rice
1 C. whipped crea,
1 C. sugar

Method - Drain pineapple - dissolve jello in boiling water and add pineapple juice.  Allow to thicken. When set, whip to consistency of heavy cream. Add pineapple pulp to rice and fold into whipped jello. Add sugar to whipped cream and fold into rest. Set in cold place to harden. You may serve with more whipped cream.

Found in "The Middle Twenties" by John Farrar. Published by George H. Doran, 1924.

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Giveaway Winner

The giveaway winner was Gail Komasa, who entered on Facebook.

Thanks to all who entered, see you on Monday.

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

Contest now closed, winner will be announced shortly.

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