A Cover, Scott UX38

Here we have a cover from 1952 announcing the upcoming PTA meeting. I was unable to attend, having not been born yet.  Postal Card, Scott #UX38

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Inspiration From Social Media?

Inspiration from social media?  Yes, it can be done!  In fact, at this point I pretty much follow folks on FB & Twitter that exclusively post about their artwork, crafting, typewriters, and stamp collecting.  If any political crappity-crap creeps in- unfollowed.

I keep up with the news via newspapers (which I set aside when they bring me down), and television news- which I digest within the first ten minutes of broadcast.  Both local AND national.  Talking heads banging their gums incessantly over a topic, 24/7.

Know the old saying about beating a dead horse?  Yeah, that.

Other than that, I take walks and enjoy this incredibly beautiful world.  I highly recommend the process.  ~TH~

Trinkets

Hmmmm… ok.  I found this block of four 1970 stamps (Scott No. 1409, 6 cent) crammed and crumpled into our mailbox.  Reminded me of the scene in the film ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’, where Jem & Scout discover treasures in an old tree knothole.20180804_142915673987552165292624.jpg

 

Intersecting Hobbies

Well, I sure do like when my hobbies intersect.  I recently got into philately.  I have plenty of stamps to sort through, and I will be attending the APS National Summer Convention in Columbus OH.  In preparation for the event, I’m digging into the details.

I recently purchased a hodge-podge of collection materials from Ebay, which included this swell book from 1964.  It’s a discard from the Muhlenberg Library.  Note the hand lettered filing info on the cover.  I love old library books.  No card in the back cover though.  Oh well…

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Rest Assured

Those of you who follow this blog, rest assured, nothing has gone wrong in my absence.  To wit;

  1. I am still here.
  2. I am still totally enamored with typewriters.
  3. I am still totally enamored with letter writing.
  4. I have recently begun bird watching— that is, birding.

I spent Father’s Day preparing brunch for 4, then cleaning up said brunch while watching Cleveland Indian baseball and re-watching West Wing.   Perfect father’s day.

I even prepared a cheese souffle’ — knocked it outa the park (IMHO).

Now outside, listening to Oscar Peterson and reading cookbooks.  Typecast coming soon.  Smooches.  ~TH~