Friday, October 09, 2009
Friday chit chat
~ you can now read the stories behind my favorite finds... my gingham aprons, my Pyrex collection, my cozy cottage and Mrs. McGillicutty. Just clic the pics on the right and it will take you to a particular post from the past.
~ when I started collecting PYREX 25 years ago, they were in every thrift store. Not so much any more. They're now in the antique stores. Thankfully I got em while the gettin was good. Paid a quarter or no more than a dollar for each piece.
~ my Schwan's man informed me that they no longer carry Black Jack Cherry ice cream. What is this world coming to? My love for Schwan's is waning a bit... compared to THIS from a few years ago.
~ best part of being laid up last weekend? I got to watch the PBS National Parks series. So awesome hearing the stories about what went in to preserving our natural wonders... whether it was to preserve the land, the wildlife or the trees. I am now obsessed with President Theodore Roosevelt.
Roosevelt was one of the first Presidents to make conservation a national issue. In a speech that TR gave in Kansas, on August 31, 1910, he outlined his views on conservation of the lands of the United States. He favored the use of America's natural resources, but not the misuse of them through wasteful consumption.
Thank you President Roosevelt!
And thanks to Ken Burns, we now plan to visit as many National Parks as we can in our lifetime.