Thursday, November 25, 2010

Giving Thanks

As we begin the holiday season remember that, while you may have to deal with a few turkeys, there are still many reasons to be thankful. I am thankful that my friend Marilyn continues to be a cancer fighter and survivor. Please think a good thought for her today, and for all the others in your life that you love. Thank you.

Wells Fargo Money Receipt, 1907

Wells Fargo Money Receipt

This is a Wells Fargo Money Receipt. This one originated in San Francisco and is dated 1907.

Monday, November 22, 2010

What Church School Boys and Girls Should Know

Since we are now entering the multisectarian propaganda season, I thought I would post his 1938 directory to remind all those who are concerned, what proper behavior might constitute. If you start doing this stuff now, you might still get something nice for your particular holiday.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Playgoer, Ivar Theatre, Los Angeles California, 3-12-1968

The is a copy of "The Playgoer" magazine for the Ivar Theatre in Los Angeles, California. This was the program from the opening night of the play "You're A Good Man Charlie Brown," on March 12, 1968, at the Ivar. As you can see Gary Burghoff, later of  MASH fame, starred as Charlie Brown. This was a role he had originated on Broadway, and he was great as Charlie Brown. I myself was lucky enough to play the role of Snoopy in a different production of this great play. If you ever get the chance to assume the role of a comic character I highly recommend that you do so.

PS: If you are reading this, and also read my kid brother's blog, do not let him know about this as I am trying to keep it a secret until Christmas. Thank you. 

The Whippet, Charter Issue, 1978

This is the charter issue of "The Whippet." It was published in 1978. I do not know if there was a second issue as this is the only one I have ever seen. Also, please note that if you are considering hiring "Williemakeit" that "Willie" is at limited stud with "approved bitches only." This same policy was adopted by Dr Dre shortly before the release of  "The Chronic."

Friday, November 19, 2010

Thomas Stevens Silk Ribbon Book Marker

Thomas Stevens was born near Coventry, England in 1828. In time Stevens became renown for his silk "pictures" which he wove into silk. Stevens created a specialized loom that allowed him to create these silk ribbon pictures. There are a number of wonderful designs that range from simple sayings to elaborate religious and political ribbons. These ribbons are also sometimes called "Stevengraph's" after their inventor. This quote is taken from Genesis and is simply and beautifully rendered. Thomas Stevens died in 1888 and his ribbons are highly sought by collectors. This one is for my friend Marilyn who is surviving cancer and who has taught me what real bravery is all about.