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Six Word Saturday: helping Aunt Isabella in the garden?

The Big T’s grandmother, Isabella Lietze, was known as a brilliant gardener. I love this shot of her, in floral dress and work boots, spade in hand. 23 more words

Photography

Photo Friday: Halloween Edition!

We would like wish everyone a Happy Halloween!

Today’s photo is from a Halloween Mardi Gras celebration at Dooley Street circa the early 1930s – now those are some well done costumes! 36 more words

Holidays

Joachim von Ribbentrop: Cornwall’s Least Favourite Tourist

Joachim von Ribbentrop, Nazi Foreign Minister and Kernowphile.

Joachim von Ribbentrop. Nazi Foreign Minister, Hitler’s personal envoy, social blunderer, temperamental egomaniac, political embarrassment and lover of Cornwall. 857 more words

Movado Watches a History of Stylish Innovation

The luxury watch brand Movado has a long and highly illustrious history. The company was founded in 1881 in La Chaux–de-Fauds, Switzerland by Achille Ditisheim. Within a mere 8 years Movado watches were starting to gain awards and the company invested heavily in research and developed the ground breaking Polyplan watch in 1912. 379 more words

Collectables

When Halloween In Dallas Was Mostly "Trick" and Very Little "Treat"

by Paula Bosse

Dallas used to have some pretty bad Halloweens. Way more “trick” than “treat.” The word “riot” was used frequently to describe the typical Halloween night goings-on, when thousands of people clustered downtown and did unsavory things (such as drinking, fighting, pick-pocketing, mugging, and being generally obnoxious), while out in the “suburbs” (meaning far-flung locales such as East Dallas and Oak Lawn), marauding bands of young “pranksters” were keeping themselves busy breaking things and setting things on fire. 709 more words

Historic Dallas

BMW Motorcycle Racing - 1930's Speed Records

Rarely seen footage of BMW’s 1930’s motorcycle racing program, complete with commentary by Ernst Henne. video reposted w/correction.
by Internet Archive Book Images
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"Don't She Look Natural?"

The events surrounding Aunt Ellie’s death were a real treat for me since the two of us hadn’t invested  much affection in each other.  The wake was unforgettable with all its glorious food:  fried chicken, peach cobbler, deviled eggs, bread ‘n butter pickles, dainties not seen outside “dinner on the grounds.”   Sprinkled with carbolic acid, Aunt Ellie lay in a 1,456 more words

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