MageB ⋅ 79

Journaling since 1974. I'm an artist, book lady, and quilter living at the beach with a car guy. I volunteer with lots of books. All entries are copyrighted under the author's legal name under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported. © Copyright 1974-2021.

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10 hours ago

WHY? in Postcards 4

Why can’t I get my header across the whole blog? Why did Trump almost behave the other night? That was scary. Why are the single photos on my imgur account endless? Why am I not able to stay...


2 days ago

SHRINKING in Postcards 4

” class=”center-block”/> An occasional leaf turns golden outside our windows. The temperature returns to normal, and we rejoice before it goes up again. Most of the America states are in t...


4 days ago

DAY TO DAY 1 in Postcards 4

I’m here. I spent the last few days working on the ‘imgur’ site. It all seems endless. Saturday morning my computer words turned to gibberish again, and George figured out it was my new, t...


7 days ago

MEA CULPA in Postcards 4

I must apologize. I spent yesterday cleaning up the wreckage on my photo host, “imgur.” Two albums I thought might be fun to share were the Comic Con collections. “imgur” didn’t think so, ...


October 15, 2020

New ORTS in Postcards 4

• I have no idea what made me look inside our old washing machine when it was operating, but I did. The center agitator was going up and down gently but not turning. The repair person wil...


1937, Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book, blue cover Food Historian Annie Grey writes that we began abandoning rich offal dishes not only because we grew squeamish, but WWI and WWII took away o...


October 11, 2020

LIFE IS in Postcards 4

Bobbie suggested I try out Poetry Soup. I can do that. And did that. I also almost finished the second part of the cooking history series too. Yes, I am having fun with it. Home: The photo ...


October 09, 2020

ROAD TRIP in Postcards 4

Well guarded. G went down to get the mail and came up waving our ballots. “We are going to take a road trip,” he proclaimed. Within minutes, we had filled in the ballot from the previously fille...


October 06, 2020

WITH MARTINI IN HAND in Postcards 4

From American History si edu. A General Electric Monitor top refrigerator from the 1930s in the museum’s collection. The name comes from its resemblance to the 1860s warship, the USS Monitor...


October 02, 2020

GARAGE DOOR in Postcards 4

The third and very fancy garage door in an up position. To compound this morning’s presidential folly of not wearing a mask, our house security system died. Lots of blinking lights in the middl...


September 30, 2020

ARRRGGGGGG !!!!!!! in Postcards 4

ARGGGG…this is me checking every link in each Nazi entry. It’s been interesting. I thought I could just copy and paste these old entries here, and there, but no. Each piece took almost a day t...


What are “Thingplatz,” I asked writing to friends in Germany. One wrote back saying, “I did a little research. They were part of the Third Reich, and no one will discuss them.” Thingplatz are o...


I grew up with an interest in architectural history and followed this interest with graduate work. After attending a convention in Minneapolis in 2000 and discovering the great swath of burned a...


The son of an old friend asked to read this series. I posted it here for easier access, and I hope you don’t mind reading, or reading it again. The pictures have been removed, and all the links h...


September 27, 2020

MUSIC IIN THE THIRD REICH in Postcards 4

Music had always been an important part of German society from children’s songs to the unique atonal music of the 1920’s. Under Joseph Goebbels’ Ministry of Propaganda, music also became a tool ...


The automobile began taking over as the primary form of worldwide transportation in the early 1910’s. Most roads were dirt, cobblestone, or early versions of macadam. Automobiles using these ro...


September 26, 2020

MUSIC IN THE THIRD REICH in Postcards 4

The son of an old friend asked to read this series. I posted it here for easier access, and I hope you don’t mind reading, or reading it again. The pictures have been removed, and all the links h...


The son of an old friend asked to read this series. I posted it here for easier access, and I hope you don’t mind reading, or reading it again. The pictures have been removed, and all the links...


September 24, 2020

SMILING in Postcards 4

I finished the research for the cooking articles, and I began an outline for the pieces. It does look like there will be more than one. ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Himself: Gami...


September 21, 2020

TABLE AND CHAIRS in Postcards 4

Here they are just days after we bought them. 1960’s, and very like the ones on the QE2 when she first sailed. Here they all are in use. We have had lunch and dinner here. We have also se...


September 19, 2020

FAMILY CALORIES in Postcards 4

I’ve been twisting my brain around to find a topic I could write about. Oh, I could write about allergies…no fun at all. I could write more about American architecture, weaving, pottery, ar...


September 17, 2020

SMOKE AND FOG in Postcards 4

The winds have been blowing smoke from the fires toward the coast. Smoke from all the fires up and down the west coast. We stay inside breathing shallowly except on pool days or doctor day...


September 11, 2020

GRATITUDES in Postcards 4

I’m no longer mourning my on 9/11 birthday. I’m taking phone calls, smiling, talking, and not so miserable that I can’t take part. G’s letting me travel on this day via a fun restaurant or two...


September 10, 2020

PHOTOSHOP in Postcards 4

I’ve been having fun relearning how to use Photoshop. Poor George. “Where do I find….?” Is the often asked question these days. He’s been very patient with me. If I could only retain what he...


September 07, 2020

IT'S A HOLIDAY in Postcards 4

I don’t know about you, but I am inundated by appointment reminders from my doctors. On line. They jam up my inbox and give me pause about all the paperwork to be filled out. I should be a...


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