Sunday, May 29, 2022

Decoration Day

"From the silence of sorrowful hours,
the desolate mourners go,
lovingly laden with flowers,
alike for the friend and the foe:
Under the sod and the dew,
waiting the judgment day,
under the roses the Blue
under the lilies the Gray."

Memorial Day has its origins in the Civil War era when it was known as Decoration Day, the day when North and South decorated the graves of those who died in the war between the states. This postcard was mailed on Feb. 22, ca. 1916, and was marked "Decoration Day Series No. 1."


Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Puss and her Family, Baltimore American, 1898

 I found this lovely cutout in a convention salesroom a long time ago. 

Jill Kaar Hanson has planned a wonderful event for this year's convention in Milwaukee, with the theme of "Tell Me A Story."

Unfortunately, I have to shift to absentee souvenirs. I'll be attending a family reunion that will pay tribute to my mother, who died Dec. 20, and her sister, who passed on April 20, exactly four months apart. It's been a tough six months. 

I'll miss seeing all my friends at the convention, but I hope to catch up with many of you next year at the Pennsylvania luncheon. 

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Daphne in her Town Apartment, Brenda Starr comic 1942

 The great Dale Messick had a wonderful cast of characters in her Brenda Starr comic strip. I loved reading it in the NY Daily News as a kid, but I really learned about the special world of Brenda Starr in these older strips from the 1940s. I'd like to know when the last paper doll ran in the Brenda comic strip.

Don't forget to click on the picture to see more detail. The wardrobe is exquisite!