National Milk Day ~1941

Happy National Milk Day! More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Bettina’s Spice Cake ~1917 Collyflowers! ~1744 Packing Lunches ~1920  

Merry Christmas

From my family to yours. More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Snapdragon and Roast Goose ~1900 White House Christmas Dinner ~1889 Christmas Greetings ~1886

Christmas Dinner ~1928

Canada Dry Christmas Dinner So now is come our joyful'st feast! Let every man be jolly; Each room with ivy leaves is drest, and every post with holly.   If Canada Dry still came in a champagne bottle, I'm sure it would do well over the holidays. The kids get sparkling cider, but I'm guessing... Continue Reading →

Bartering for the Christmas Turkey

Planning for Christmas. Found this little gem. Official title is "A backwoods Santa Claus exchanging Christmas things for turkeys" by Peter Newel, c. 1894, published in Haper's Magazine. Yesterday was the first day I braved the crowds to do a little holiday shopping. I'm intrigued by the idea of bartering for special gifts, though I'm... Continue Reading →

Back to School ~1917

A New Year Begins. How quickly summer ebbs into fall. The Girl starts her senior year and with it a certain excitement and trepidation. I must admit I feel the same! Routine is good, however, plus it gives the kids something legitimate to complain about. Fun reads: Check out the Packing Lunch post for tips... Continue Reading →

Summer Picnics ~1940s

Ho! To the Archives! Had a unique opportunity to tour the archives for the Command History Office at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center. Admittedly, this is my first trip to an 'archives' other than the National Archives, where you get to stand in line to chance a peek at the Constitution. While less... Continue Reading →

Happy 4th! ~1918

Esteemed Readers: If you are on this side of the pond, I wish you all a very happy holiday. If you're on the other side and everywhere else, cheers! Happy Fourth of July, Erin Source: School for bakers and cooks, Camp Sheridan, Alabama, 1918. More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Victorian Picnic Menu ~1880 July... Continue Reading →

Happy Mother’s Day ~1912

To all the mothers: May your day be filled with family and love! Source: The San Francisco Sunday Call, Sept. 8, 1912. More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Cookery ~1825 American Wild Fruits ~1910 Jam ~1819

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