Friday, September 26, 2014


On his way to his morning culinary class, which he seems to be enjoying thus far.

Thursday, September 25, 2014


Dec 17th 1913

Dear Cousin:

I received your letter and was very pleased to hear from you. You will be Uncle Bobs daughter I never heard very much about you but we used to correspond with your Brother Roberts family they were nice you might give them my kind regards. You have had your own brothers too losing your Husband so soon but we must submit to Gods will. I am sorry to have to tell you your Aunt Christina my Mother died on the 1st of August of this year she was 83 years of age but she was prepared to go she said she was just going Home Father died 11 years ago. my Sister Mary Mrs McGregor has two sons and one daughter living then John comes next he has four sons and four daughters he has four of them Married and another one named Bob gets married this month

James comes next he died in London on May 22d 1912 he was twice married and left one littler girl of 6 years the older ones are all able for themselves then Bob and I come next neither of us are married we looked after Mother and we do miss her dreadfully then Lizzie Mrs MacMillan she is the youngest she has not any family she lives in Neilston a small village about 2 miles from Barrhead that is the lot of our family. I got the other letters also Aunt Kate died 10 years ago her Husband and Son are dead too then Aunt Mary Sellers lives in Paisley she is 76 years and getting very frail but she was able to come to Mother's Funeral I will give her your letter and she can write herself the Aunt Jeanie died 5 or 6 years ago she was the youngest of your Fathers family Mother has 16 Grand Children living and 13 Great Grand Children now I think this is plenty for the first time I will close now write soon again

Your Affectionate Cousin
Deena Douglas

PS. do you know anything of Aunt Lizzie of St. Louis if she is dead Aunt Mary will be the last of the Generation

Miss D Douglas
13 Paisley Road

[Most likely written too Cecelia Longmore of New Jersey]

Friday, September 19, 2014


We were discussing our favorite actresses yesterday, and although I love many, my favorite will have to be Sonia Braga. This is she in her mid-thirties. So beautiful.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


Here are the seven other movie lobby cards I scored at the auction. I like them all, but especially the Bob Hope, Jane Russell, and Mauldin; plus the Hunchback.


Been going to auctions for years, and usually do not buy much, let alone making a big score, but last night I might have. I bought a group of movie lobby cards from the 1950s, most relatively common, but I got them for a ridiculously low price. Then I found this one in the bunch, and from all I can see online, this one has value. Especially because of the picture (center top) of the then-fairly-unknown Marilyn Monroe in one of her early pictures (as Angela Phinlay).

Sunday, September 14, 2014


Here he comes afresh
red arrow across his chest,
I'm so proud of him.

{Joey was elected into the Order of the Arrow, and completed his ordeal this weekend.}

Friday, September 12, 2014

KEEP ON (haiku)

What I wish to hear
is “I read it, and liked it”
and “keep on writing.”