September 12, 2009

In days of yore

Last night while moving things around to search for accommodation for my growing stash of wool, I came across a collection of old magazines that had been bound in hard cover. My grandfather had done that and the magazines are in pristine condition. Liberty was a Canadian weekly publication sold for 5 cents and what I have is the collection for 1941. The ads are fascinating and amusing- lots of constipation complaints (politely called sluggishness, irritability, etc.). Lots of concern about body odours. War related stories, Hollywood news, fiction, and, at the beginning of each article, is a quote of how much time it should take to read the piece. One story was clocked at 28 minutes, 12 seconds. Anyway, I find it all makes me nostalgic for a time that wasn't mine at all but whose appeal makes me wish I had actually lived at that time.
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Irene said...

These are wonderful Sharon, I hope they didn't get tossed to make room for the wool.

Leslie Jane Moran said...

Wonderful. I see Lexi the Beagle on the daily puppy....What a sweet doggie. You'll have to make something for Lexi.

A bird in the hand said...

I love those old magazines. At one time I had access to them and I spent hours reading them.
xo Colette