Saturday, January 8, 2011
Trip down memory lane
I have been going thru a box of old magazines that I picked up several years back in a junk shop. I paid next to nothing for the magazines, but I have had hours of enjoyment reading the articles, recipes (especially from the war year and how the women stretched their dollars). Lots of the products are no longer made but many companies advertised are still around today. I always get a kick out the prices in those old magazines. They are so low compared to today. This issue of Woman's Day, January 1942 sold for 2 cents. I wasn't born yet, but the photo on the cover reminded me so much of my older brother, Larry and I when we would go sledding on the hill in our backyard in the 50's.
Anyway, I love old magazines and if I can find them at a reasonable (cheap) price I always pick them up. At a yard sale one time I bought a bag full of old Farmers Almanacs, some dating back into the late 1800's. The only year that was missing was my birth year..1948. I was so disappointed. I gave a lot of those almanacs away as gifts, I picked the year that the person I was gifting it to was born. Everyone loved receiving them.
Do you love old magazines? I love to find old letters, ledgers, recipes, glue book/scrap books filled with cards, drawings or whatever, post cards, small doilies, hankies, old buttons, sewing items, but they have gotten so pricey, but it is wonderful when you find a little treasure for next to nothing. It is always fun digging thru boxes at yard sales for old jewelry to recycle into a new project. What do you like to collect that is old? I love going thru junk drawers...one's junk most likely is my treasure. (LOL)
I use to really enjoy participating in ephemera swaps where you had to fill a gallon sized baggie with at least 10 old items. It was like Christmas when you received your exchange package back in the mail, but I never see these offered anymore.
I am feeling so much better this afternoon, thankfully. Well, I hope you enjoyed the magazine cover that I posted. The Woman's Day magazine always had nice front covers.
P.S...don't forget...tomorrow my giveaway winner for the Tim word sticks will be drawn.