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Time in photos

When you see a random photo from a long time ago, you have the urge to dismiss the immediacy of it (and the transience of time) and say to yourself “that happened so long ago” or even “well, they’re dead and … Continue reading

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Unidentified sailor boy, circa ? 1890s, Colorado

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Favorite Fairy Tales told in Scotland, illustrated by Adrienne Adams

Found on Petra’s Cupboard. I own my own copy and it has the best version of Little Gingerbread Man, but it’s some sort of scottish pancake and gets chased by wee bairns in wee cottages with peat fires.

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Little Bitty Raindrop

Adorable children’s story by Peggy Usher, written in 1948. Watch/listen here.

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The Land of Forgotten Beasts

Book by Barbara Werbsa, illustrated by Margot Tomes, 1964. A lovely story in which a boy who believes only in science comes to a land of mythical beasts who are fading away due to people’s lack of belief in them.

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Cabbage Moon by Jan Wahl

For those unfortunates who have never read or possibly even heard of Cabbage Moon by Jan Wahl, there is something magical about this children’s story (published 1965). Princess Adelgitha and her dog Jennie chase miser Lorenzo Squink who has stolen … Continue reading

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Corey Seeman, Union Station Hotel (Nashville, Tennessee), hotel built 1900

I have a thing for clocks. What memories this hotel must have had.

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