Thursday, September 11, 2014

From the readers: Mt. Gayler in Arkansas, sweets, trolls and more

Good morning! Here's the roundup of the newest reader comments on Papergreat posts. Continued thanks to everyone who takes the time to leave comments, questions and insights!

Old postcard: Twilight in the Ozarks: Velda Brotherton, whose news article I excerpted in the post, writes with this update: "I found it fun to read your article and your thoughtful excerpt from my article about Ruby Jo Bellis. She has since sold the property and left her beloved home. Work appears to be underway to do something up on Mt. Gayler, and thanks for seeing the name was spelled correctly."

Vintage wrapper for a Milk-Nickel: Nathan K. Wright writes: "I remember eating Milk-Nickels up to the late 60s. Loved 'em. But the event I couldn't wrap my third-grader mind around was when they raised the price to 7 cents. It wasn't a Milk-7-Cents at all ... it was a Milk-NICKEL!"

Klein Chocolate Co. of Elizabethtown analyzes Fannie's butter fat: An anonymous reader had his or her own Tucked Away Inside moment and writes: "I was posting some old books for sale on eBay and noticed something sticking out of one of the books. It was a candy wrapper, I guess used for a book mark, from Klein's Lunch Bar, Milk Chocolate and Peanuts, price 3 cent, manufactured by Klein Chocolate Company, Elizabethtown, Pa."

Theodor Kittelsen postcard: Trollkjerringer på Norefjell: Author Karen Hokanson Miller writes: "I have just finished writing a book for children about a troll girl. May I use this postcard on my website?"

Of course I said yes! I'm all for more children's books and more books about troll girls, an underrepresented portion of the greater troll population.

1970s Woodsy Owl bookmark: "Give a Hoot! Don't Pollute.": Anonymous writes: "When I was in grade school I remember this contest. I also remember the girl who came with 'Give a Hoot don't Pollute." Her first name was Debbie."

Does anyone else have any recollection of Debbie?

Coupons from the E.H. Koester Bakery Co.: Frank Remmell writes: "If I remember correctly I used to work on a Koester's Twin bread truck when I was a young man in Maryland. It was a great job and a great source of goodies that were always readily available in the back of the truck."

Thanks for the memories, Frank! Readers: If you check out the original Koester's post, you'll see that it has been one of Papergreat's most-commented-upon posts. Many great stories shared.

A photograph I think may be worthy of A Pretty Book: JT writes: "Thank you so much for highlighting my little blog and Instagram feed. I'm thankful for booklovers like you who follow my bibliomaniac musings. I'm still on the lookout for a pamphlet that can stump the Great Papergreat since you so handily wrote about scaly leg. Thanks again for the kind words."

Cheerful Card Company can help you earn extra money for the holidays: Anonymous writes: "I am 68 (almost 69) and Cheerfully sold my cards from the Cheerful card company to friends and relatives. My mother was shocked when the box came to our door with my 'first business venture' enclosed. I was very proud to won my own business. Fond memories."

Cheerful Card memories just keep rolling in! I tried to stay ahead of the wonderful flood of comments with this wrapup post back in March.

A Tyrannosaurus matchbox label, phillumeny and thoughts on Godzilla: Flemming Henningsen writes: "Hi, I just jumped into this blog, searching for phillumeny. I´m from Denmark and I´m a phillumenist since the 1960s. Please take a look at a part of my collection on my website:"

Delving into Henry K. Wampole & Company: DArsie Manzella writes: "We found a bottle from JK Wampole. Any relationship to this company?"

That's a great question, and one that has stumped me. While it seems that there would be, I do not know for sure if there was a specific relationship between H.K. Wampole and J.K. Wampole. Can anyone out there shed any light? If you can, please reply to Manzella's comment.

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