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Contemplating Life, with an Orangutang

 

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Fairy Lights Burning Bright

The holidays are just around the corner, and everyone is putting up their festive decorations and Christmas trees.  I found this cute little ad for electric lights on Christmas trees, which some companies coined ‘fairy lights.’

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Image courtesy of George and Bill Nelson, from Bill’s Antique Christmas Light Site.

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Thanksgiving Maskers: A Forgotten Thanksgiving Tradition

The once revered-now consumer targeted-American holiday of Thanksgiving is upon us, and I’m looking forward to *fingers crossed* a few days where I can relax and enjoy myself. I certainly won’t be heading out on Thanksgiving Day, nor on Black Friday, and this is where I differ from the youth of the early 1900s.  In the 1890s, an overwhelming population of young boys plagued the streets on Thanksgiving Day, miming the homeless of years and centuries before.  Much like our Halloween, the holiday brought about silliness, revelry, and a lot of mischief!

Image courtesy of the Library of Congress, c. 1900.

Image courtesy of the Library of Congress, c. 1910.

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Janice takes an ostrich for a spin

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Thanks to Mary for letting me feature some of her amazing items!

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