in the sunroom
fragrance of daffodils
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The pictures are all courtesy of Karen’s Whimsy.
In the first decade of the 20th century, Edward Stratemeyer formed the Stratemeyer Syndicate. As the head of the group, he commissioned writers to create quickly-written, formulaic juvenile novels; authors received short outlines, and returned book manuscripts within a month. 400 more words
The tradition of giving Valentines began during the Victorian era.
Image and Text from an Exhibit at Indiana University Lilly Library: http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly/valentines/valentine1.html
The first Valentines were in the forms of pretty papers and were not cards. 456 more words
You can never quite predict when nostalgia is going to hit. I definitely was not expecting it as I walked through the wide-open, windy space that is Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on the weekend of the 24th of January. 505 more words