Ok, I am back. Wow! This has been a busy Holiday Season already! I am hosting the turkey dinner this year and getting everything together has really has been a job! I actually had to unpack some of the stuff I needed! LOL!! (The invitation to help me unpack is still open, by the way:) I hope you have a wonderful day with your family and friends. Be careful in your travels and save room for some punkin pie:)
I have been unpacking some ephemera and thought these mushrooms would be great for Fall. And they are edible:)
This is an albumen photo from the civil war era. These photos are larger than cabinet cards. Some that I have are 10 by 12. This photo measures 10 by 6. I often wonder if during this sitting they had an ambrotype or tintype image made also. Their clothing is a wonderful example of late 1850's -1860's fashion. These six are a brother and his sisters and they all look very serious:) I love the names on the back of the photo. You know it always tickles me to find identification on my photos.
Mother, Molan, Monroe, Martha, Manda and Maria:) At first I thought the numbers showed where they were sitting. But I now believe they are to show their birth order from oldest to youngest. That Martha is a stern looking Gal is she not? LOL!!
These two FITS are are from a series of German bird prints. I can never seem to pass up the blue eggs. I love the blue eggs the best:)
Quotes for Today:
"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures."
"Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving."
"May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!"