Yes, there's still more stuff here

Category: What on Earth!?

Thought we'd come to the end of "what on earth?" No, no! We'll be digging stuff out of here for years. Decades. Ouch.

I need to start taking pictures at a "brighter" time of day again. Unfortunately, three a.m. is my only free time.

Are you feeling "tied down"?
A little overwhelmed with your life? Do you LONG for the financial independence to do ANYTHING you'd like?

Well, YOUR DAY HAS COME! 5 acres and INDEPENDENCE! Because there is nothing like having a HUGE WORKING FARM to get you out from under all of those messy entanglements with responsibility!

Or, you can spend your time reading this whole set of Art Deco-illustrated Children's Books...which are pretty cool. (Only a few of them are pictured here. It's a big set.)

Please pass the mustard. The really OLD mustard. (Though the 1700's seems a little old, even for this house. I suspect something within the last century.)

Why would you need the mustard? Why, mustard is PERFECT for HAM!

Except....GREAT SCOTT! What on EARTH did they do to this HAM????!!!

You've heard of Honey-baked ham? Meet "Sissified Girlie Ham."


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Comments

I love those Betty Crocker cookbooks- kitschy fun! :D

For more fun with meat cookbooks, see:
http://www.lileks.com/institute/gallery/meat/index.html

I seriously love the cookbooks in this house. We have a truckload of them. Most out of print. Most of them either darn interesting or hilarious!

If I cooked, I would be in heaven, actually.

I'm a regular lurker here on your site (which I enjoy immensely, by the way) but just had to chime in when I saw the picture of the Childcraft books. I have a set from my childhood and I still love the illustrations and, strangely enough, the smell.

Oh, the Childcraft books! My father had a set from his childhood, and when I was very small they were my first reading material! I *loved* them! I think my mother still has a few of them.

...sigh...I'm almost tempted to make you an offer...

Oh, the Childcraft books! My father had a set from his childhood, and when I was very small they were my first reading material! I *loved* them! I think my mother still has a few of them.

...sigh...I'm almost tempted to make you an offer...

Hi Tully! They bring back awesome memories of my childhood too!

They have been gifted to family friends who helped us immensely with the decision to purchase this house, have been supporting us throughout the restoration, who love Art Deco, and who have three sweet little girls to give the books a lovely new home.

So a new generation will enjoy them as much as you and I did :) The poems especially, on my part.

Sorry about the duplicate comment...my browser hung.

I'm so absolutely pleased (though not surprised) to hear yours are going to a place where they will be loved and appreciated. I have made up my mind, next time I visit my mother, to see if I can find our set...maybe keep an eye out for stray volumes in secondhand bookshops...I'd like my own two little nieces to enjoy them someday! Thanks for reminding me of something I'd long forgotten.

the lileks blog and website mentioned by susan is one of the funniest things you'll ever read---we've been big lileks fans around here for a few years.

i loved seeing the childcraft books---when i was a kid, we had an old set in our bookcase, right next to the 1969 world book encyclopedias. i loved them!

 

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