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The Collectors Newsletter #592 -- February 2008
The Collectors Newsletter #592 -- February 2008
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2) After you read these stories, tell us your interesting story. Send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org and we may publish it here . We want to hear any interesting or unusual stories you would like to share with us
that are related to collecting or anything vintage.
I never write in to newsletters but I was so irritated by Terry's letter complaining she couldn't recommend this newsletter to anyone because no one under 67 would be interested. I am under 40, the very thing I like the most about this newsletter is the stories and the recipes. Please don't change anything!! She can find another newsletter. Thanks, Susan
I agree with post #586 (in regard to "rubbing" gravestones). When we were in London a few years ago, we were speaking to one of the docents in Westminster Abbey and he told me that the wear and tear on the grave markers was so bad that the finally came up with the solution of making fake ones for the tourist to play with. Not to mention the fact that he had heard that some of the chapels on old estates had been broken into for this exact purpose. He also told us that there are whole society's that devote themselves to roaming around to see who can bring back the rarest, most complicated, etc. We had a great time when we were there and we weren't broken hearted when he took us behind the scenes either. orncollect
I attended East Carolina University in Greenville, NC in the early 1970's. At the time I lived almost 5 hours away in Charlotte, NC. The trips to and from were somewhat rare but were made more enjoyable when my brother and I took the back roads. I can't tell you the number of "farm" cemeteries that were along the way. Nestled beside the house or out in a field. Many times we would stop and ask the resident if we could take a walk through as we were brought up by an ardent genealogist, my Dad. Walking through cemeteries looking for buried relatives was a weekend past time for many years. But, perhaps the one cemetery that sticks out most is the one at the Colonial Mall in Greenville, NC. Right out in the middle of the parking lot is a brick enclosure about 25 yards by 25 yards. It stands about 4 feet tall and has a gate. Unless you looked over the wall you would never know it was a cemetery. Curiosity on my part and a rumor that it held a cemetery proved correct. There it is right in the middle of a mall parking lot. TIM
I think it has been a while since your reader Terry has been in at least a Salvation Army or similar thrift store, not to mention a hole-in-the-wall antique store. Many of my fellow customers in my neighborhood and my cousin's neighborhood cross-town are under 50 like myself and/or under 30, especially artists and those who live a creative evolving and adaptive lifestyle. Being concerned about our planet and our environment, we would rather repurpose and rejuvenate goods than add them to landfills or crowd out the creatures that share our oceans, lakes and streams.
Craftsmanship never loses its appeal and one need only look to the unparalleled interest of all ages in Martha Stewart for her projects and uses for aged objects. Vintage fabric and linens that I love are more popular than ever, as evidenced by the reproduction apron patterns and many new price guides dedicated to them. Scrapbook artists seek out and utilize supposedly forgotten ephemera of yesteryear. If there is disinterest, why would product lines be reissued like Fiestaware or much of the 1950s era aluminum pieces?
Rather than a disposable society, the largest hurdle to salvaging history is overcoming the sparse anti-clutter mindset. Anything that needs to be dusted is blamed for every malady; I even read a report last week that clutter causes one to be overweight! I quote ". . .some people look at a shelf stacked with coffee mugs and see only mugs. But people with serious disorganization problems might see each one as a unique item — a souvenir from Yellowstone or a treasured gift from Grandma."
Moreover, the other hurdle is overcoming the propaganda that consumption and consumerism are purportedly what boosts the economy so unless one buys new, commerce suffers. -- Charlene H, Chicago
I want to thank Nancy for her story about the open salts she has on display in her local library. First, I have collected open salts since the day of my sixth grade graduation when I bought one for twenty-five cents. Now forty-two years later I have too many to count, most are on display in my living room and I am amazed by the people who don't know what they are.
Like Nancy I have displayed mine at our local library with a brief history about their use.
Second, Library displays are a great way to share your collection. I belong to a Quester Chapter in my town and we, as a group do a display at least twice a year for a month each time. Our members are encouraged to bring in items pertaining to a different topic each time and we have a great time putting together the displays. The librarians say that people enjoy looking at the different collections. Some of our past displays have been: boxes, purses, Elvis, bathroom items, baking things, patriotic, elections, vintage Christmas, dolls, men's shaving things, kitchen green wear, quilts, etc.
I would love to hear of any things other people have used for displays as we are always looking for new ideas.
I love this newsletter, thank you for letting me share my thoughts today. Sue from Michigan
I have a large Scrap Book/Diary, compiled by the mother of Ross Edward Anderson & Richard Eugene Anderson. She started it when Ross was born 8/21/45 at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Richard was born 5/5/44. The book is loaded with B&W photos of the brothers, some with their mother, and many birthday & holiday greeting cards until Ross’ was 3 years old. The boys attended the Pimlico Baptist Church. Relatives are Aunt Greaison, Uncle George & Marty, and Great Aunt Charlotte, and Aunt Perces. Ross had his tonsils out @ Sinai Hospital, 5/10/49, and may have been in the service around 1966. This is a loving log written by a mother about her 2 sons. I would love to return this to the Anderson family. Contact me at email@example.com and tell me the mother’s birth date!
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12. Sotheby's Results - The (RED) Auction - Valentine's Day, February 14, 2008
13. Remarkable Impressionist & Modern Art Result at Christie's NY
14. Proof Gold Glitters at Heritage's Phoenix ANA Signature Auction, Now Posted at HA.com
15. Manion’s International highlights historic aviation collectibles
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6) Funny Old Stuff
This is our humor section. These are humorous family stories and comments that are sent in by readers. If you have a submission you would like to share, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we may run it in the next issue.
I just read the note in the humor section about the edible Easter grass … and being a Dufus … and decided to stop being a lurker and tell my “Dufus” moment. When I was growing up, one of the things I enjoyed was going with my mother to visit some of her friends who had girls who were older than me and SOOO sophisticated. One of them I particularly liked to visit was “Little Nora”. We grew up and I left home … and when I was considerably over 50, someone was talking about that family and it dawned on me. Her name wasn’t “Little Nora”. It was Lenora! And my family had never over those umpty ump years EVER corrected me when I called her “Little Nora”. Talking about a total Dufus! Fortunately at my age, what’s one more embarrassing moment! At least I’m still here! Lindy
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9) A Vintage Recipe
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Over 1200 wonderful vintage recipes are listed.
In our last issue, Mary Ann had asked for a Irish Soda Bread recipe. The following was sent in by a reader...
Irish Soda Bread
* 3 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 tablespoon baking powder
* 1/3 cup white sugar
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 1 egg, lightly beaten
* 2 cups buttermilk
* 1/4 cup butter, melted
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
2. Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and baking soda. Blend egg and buttermilk together, and add all at once to the flour mixture. Mix just until moistened. Stir in butter. Pour into prepared pan.
3. Bake for 65 to 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the bread comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Wrap in foil for several hours, or overnight, for best flavor.
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10) A vintage recipe request from a reader
As with collectibles, people also have very strong feelings about foods from their past. Sometimes these special recipes get lost. This section is to help people who are looking for lost recipes from their past. If you
submit a request, please include the geographical region where you had this recipe.
About 27-28 years ago the Orange County, California Register published a recipe for a "Meatloaf" which included a mustard mixture in the middle. That was the first meal I cooked for my now husband, he loved it and I would like to cook that again but I have looked several times for this recipe and cannot find it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Stella in Garden Grove, CA
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