Profuse apologies for the lack of new posts this week. I haven't had much time to focus on writing and blogging. But my list of items that I want to research and write about keeps growing!
Here's a peek at some of the topics I'm aiming to tackle in 2013:
|Every one of these books has|
a cool cover, illustration,
inscription, or item tucked away
inside that I want to blog about!
- All of the cool ephemera tidbits my wife gave me as an awesome Valentine's Day present
- Seth Seiders and his 1920s advice for the "Pivot Man"
- A series on obscure sci-fi and fantasy fanzines from the 1950s through 1970s
- My latest discoveries in researching the life of Ruth Manning-Sanders
- Recipes, recipes and more recipes
- Delving into the world of vinyl records and, yes, square dances
- More groovy World's Fair stuff
- A disturbing old advertisement for Excelsior ginger ale
- A stack of U.S. military technical manuals
- A collection of ephemera from Luray Caverns that spans many decades
- Plenty of new mystery photos
- A bunch of vintage advertising ink blotters I recently acquired
- Postcards, postcards and more postcards (including themed cards for St. Patrick's Day and Easter, plus plans for a blogathon)
- Several 1940s issues of The York-Hoover Herald
- Several old York Little Theatre programs
- Plenty of nifty stuff that fits into the School Days category, for those who love those nostalgia trips
- More entertaining advertisements from "old" computer magazines
- Plans for another "Plucked from a Yard Sale" series
- A 1940 issue of Bob Hoffman's Strength and Health magazine
- Ephemera from a 1971 trip to Las Vegas for The Showmen's League of America banquet and ball
So stay tuned!