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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Vintage Reading

Welcome to Vintage Thingy Thursday! Don't forget to visit "Colorado Lady" for other posts.
My sister gave me this "Ladies Birthday Almanac" one year for my birthday. It's dated the year I was born.
How many remember the taste of Syrup of Black-Draught and the smell of Soltice?

Are you worried abot the change of life?

I found this Good Housekeeping Needlecraft magazine dated Fall/Winter 1977/1978 while cleaning my mother's sewing room last weekend.
Ad in magazine.
Some Little Golden Books. How many remember reading "Misty of Chincoteague? I used to read "The Animals of Farmer Jones" everyday while I was rocking my son for his nap.

19 comments:

concretenprimroses said...

Crochet and yard sales! You are my kind of person.
Love the old magazines. I have a hard time resisting buying them when I see them. What a thoughtful gift from your sis. And yes, I am worried about the change of life. What kind of advice was given back then?
Kathy

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love the old magazines and Little Golden Books. Such fun vintage things.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

LV said...

I can assure you I know all about the old medicine remedies. I have had more than my share of Black Draught and castor oil. We should own stock in Vicks. I have a hard time with orange juice today as that is what my mother used to kill the taste.

Postcardy said...

I never heard of Black Draught--it sounds like the name of a beer. I also never heard of the Ladies Birthday Almanac--that is extra nice because it was the year you were born.

P. said...

Aw, those Little Golden Books bring back memories. Misty of Chincoteague and Frosty for me, and Tootle for having read it to my daughter. Thanks!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Loved Misty of Chincoteague! Fun memories!

Coloradolady said...

My favorite are the golden books, they are so sweet, and I think I will pass on the medicine....just sayin' Have a great VTT!

Maureen said...

I think I might just need some of that Cardui!

Elizabeth said...

That birthday almanac is great! I love the books, I have the Frosty one, and I used to read Misty with my 4th graders every year.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

I love lil golden books.. reminds me of my childhood days.. and don't we love reading those books?!.. the illustrations were pretty.. thanks for sharing.. happy VTT

Sarah said...

Great books and magazines. I love the advertising of old magazines, they make me smile. And Little Golden Books, my favorite is My Book About God. Happy VTT! :-)

Stephanie said...

What wonderful vintage books and magazines. Thanks for sharing. Peace, Stephanie

Vintage Whimsy said...

What a great collection of vintage books!

Diann said...

What an awesome collection of great vintage reading!!

SueWis said...

Loved "Misty of Chincoteague"!!!! And I have all those Golden Books from my boys' childhood. So fun, thanks for sharing.

Tara Beaulieu said...

Oh love the Little Golden Books- Davy Crockett and The Animals of Farmer Jones were two of my favorites!

Laura said...

Oh, I love the old children's books too! That's what I posted! Great minds!

Debbie said...

It's so fun to look at old magazines, it cracks me up to look at the styles we used to wear! What a fun set of children's books too.

talesfromagarden said...

Hi from Ireland! Just came across your blog from coloradolady I love vintage magazines and stuff, brings back childhood memories I guess! We are the same age then, 1953! and I got married in 1977 so those pics were of interest to me! I have signed in to follow your blog now!Kathleen H.