Thursday, April 18, 2019

A 23-year-old's impressions of Notre Dame in 1971

I kept all the letters and postcards I wrote to my mother when Tom and I traveled in 1971. Today I looked through them to see if I might have said anything about visiting Notre Dame, and I found a postcard!

I searched to see if the three windows were saved in the fire, and they were! You may read more here.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Photos of Notre Dame

There are some excellent photographs of Notre Dame at The Guardian. And here I am in 1971.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Happy birthday to Gladys!

Gladys Taber was born on April 12, 1899. She is such a part of my Letters from a Hill Farm, and if you go to the Gladys Taber label under "letter topics" (on the sidebar on the R - scroll down past "places I love to visit"), you'll find a lot about her. But not many photos. I've just recently joined Pinterest, and I've found a few I hadn't seen. I wish there were more. She was well-known in her day, and beloved then and now.

In front of that fireplace she writes about so often.

Gladys with her family on a Christmas Eve.

My grammies used to look much like this. You may see them here.

Such a kind face.

This is the earliest photo I've come across.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Today's picture/June 1941

I did a bit of research and found out that Mrs Heminway was a real person. I found her husband's obituary here. This woman was his second wife, as you will see. Her obit is here. She lived a lot of years after that Camel ad. I wonder when or if she ever quit. 

My father smoked Camels. I guess because of that I figured it was mostly men who smoked them, but clearly not so. Or maybe they were trying to get more women to smoke them. 

This ad was on the back of a magazine called The American Home, which I bought at a retro diner the other day. I also bought another one dated January 1942, when we were officially in the War. It is quite likely I'll post more pictures of the covers and ads. There is more about the magazine here. I find old magazines fascinating. I wish I had begun collecting them ages ago.