Monday, December 26, 2011

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Day in the Country

Merry Christmas to you and yours. Isn't this a beautiful cross, made by an artist from New Orleans. A gift from my son.

Another artist made  Mr. Rooster. He's perched in my living room right now.

We ate entirely too much. It was all good.

And had way too much fun!

Enjoyed the day with family and friends. I believe that next year will be a very good year.

Live well and pray hard.


Monday, December 19, 2011

WWI Photos and Christmas cards

Good Monday morning everyone, hope you had a great week-end. Here are some vintage Christmas cards and postcards from my collection. Also, I promised more photos. Hope you enjoy them.
I like this one.
I have this envelope full of these vintage luggage labels from different countries, but some of them are stuck together, they've been in the envelope for so long. Does anyone have any ideas how I can get them unstuck??
Sweet old doggie print.

Pig on a leash?

Two well dressed ladies on a ship. These are so much fun to look at.

My very own library, a gift from my brother.

Hot tea and gingerbread men. What a great way to start my Monday morning. I hate to eat him. He better run as fast as he can!!                      

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Carols and Gypsies Camping

Hello everyone, I hope you are getting in the Christmas spirit. I know I am. I did all my shopping online, pj's on and Christmas carols on Done, done, and done. Lovin it. I DO NOT care for Mall shopping, sorry, I'm just too old for that anymore!

I promised more old pictures, here they are. These are from the Library's collection, in Ms. Sherry Johnston's care in our Genealogy Department. We have one of the best known and comprehensive collections in the State of Alabama, so if  anyone needs to research ancestors in this area be sure to come to the Evergreen-Conecuh County Public Library.

The photo above is of gypsies stopping at Mineral Springs in Conecuh County. Not sure of the date on this one.

This next pic is of the Farnham building, circa 1884, the first Brick building in "New Evergreen".

This photo is of the Martin and Ray Theatre, probably 1950's ?

These old photos are so much fun to look at. Notice the City Cafe on the right, and I think a shoe store was to the left of the theatre.

And this is my book of the day. My favorite, an old Hamish Macbeth Mystery. One of the pleasures of post-menopause is you forget what you have read by the time you finish the book, so you can always go back and read them again! :)

This is whats left on the new book shelf today, most all the bestsellers are checked out.

Debbie Macombers new Christmas book "1225 Christmas Tree Lane" has been popular but patrons have been a little disappointed with Sandra Browns latest effort.  They said she should stick to romance writing, but I haven't read it so can't recommend it! "Killing Lincoln" is an interesting new book, and I read "After America" by Mark Steyn, it was a little chilling. "A Time For Outrage" is a good read, banned in many places! But we have it here. Visit your library, you'll be glad you did.

And don't forget to address those cards and get them in the mail!! Christmas times acomin!

I love snowmen.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Rainy Days and Ghosts In The Attic

This is one of the pictures I found in the box of pre-WWII photos. I don't know what country these people are in or why they are in a queue. But I know I love looking at them and wondering about them. I have lots more of these and will post more later on.

Doesn't my little dachshund Wilma look sweet in her Sunday dress and Santa hat?  And here's Dothan warming by the fireplace.
Lazy cat.

I had a little fright when I arrived for work at the Library this morning. Our ghost was acting up in the attic. When I stepped off the elevator upstairs where I work, I was walking across the room (in the dark) to get to the light switches and turn the lights on. I heard something in the attic that sounded like it was walking along right beside me, keeping up with me. Well, needless to say, I turned around and jumped right back in the elevator and went back downstairs! I got off and called my co-workers names and no-one answered! For a moment I thought I was in a horror movie. (Did I say I have a vivid imagination?) Finally, I found Sherry and she came back up and went through the attic with me, alas, we found nothing there... She thinks it may have been a squirrel or other critter, so now we have someone from the city coming to check it out. Did I also mention that its dark and rainy outside today?

Oh well, I think I'll settle down with a good mystery and keep one eye on the attic door for the rest of the day!  Maybe I'll have lots of patrons to keep me company.

Hope your day goes well, remember, books are good friends to have around! Also, brave co-workers!