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Irresistible patterns ...

I can’t resist fabric, today proves it. I bought A LOT. Dress fabrics, furnishing fabrics and scarves. Quite a few pieces still had the retailers labels on – this dress length, which I think may be 1940s, says ‘7/6d’ for three yards. 83 more words

John Killick at home

I was intrigued to discover this article in the November 1953 issue of  House & Garden, placed immediately before profiles of houses by Bill & Jill Howell and Pat Crooke. 802 more words

9/11 firefighter turns to Facebook to recover stolen FDNY helmet

WESTBURY, Long Island  — It’s the helmet that Michael O’Connell wore his entire career, including during the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

O’Connell retired after becoming sick from the toxic World Trade Center dust, but he held onto his helmet as a keepsake, a piece of history to pass on to his children.   226 more words


Gender omnibus

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has an almost unthinkably large food sanitation problem. But you can’t take me anywhere (literally, in Saudi Arabia):

Single women in Saudi Arabia will not be shedding tears: They can’t go to restaurants alone, anyway.

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