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October 26, 2023 1 Comment
Sophie Mae on a Recent Frosty Maine Morning
For the Spooky Season
Since it’s nearly Halloween, I want to show you one of my favorite childhood “haunts”…. This is the cemetery of a family who once lived on the farm where I grew up. The cemetery is a short walk from our house and has held my fascination from a very early age. The stones are for a mother, son and daughter who all died within 2 weeks of each other in August and September of 1851. Sadly, my research leads me to believe they may have been victims of the cholera epidemic that was prevalent in the US at that time. As a child, I visited them often. Eliza was the main character in many of my pretend adventures! I still wander out there when I visit my folks, just to say hi.
1851 Cemetary behind the farm where I grew up
Autumn in Maine AKA Hot Tea and Hoodie Season
A couple of shots from Phillips, Maine. The mountain is Mt. Abram, this was taken from a woods road near my parents’ home. The colors weren’t as vibrant this year, I think maybe the rainy summer diluted the colors!
Where Have I Been and What Cool Thing Did I Find?
Oxford, Maine was on the travel list for this month. There are some fun shops over there as well as an auction house. Oh, if you ever get there – eat at DaddyO’s! The food is amazing, plentiful and the atmosphere is fun and relaxed. I had the Belgian waffle with strawberries and whipped cream. Calories removed, of course 😊
My cool find is pictured below. It’s a Bakelite Distributor Cap! In the original box! This is likely from the 1920’s. Ok, so this has nothing to do with vintage stitching, fashion or anything else in my Shop but I love old cars, the look of them, the sound of them and especially the mechanical-ness of them! I am so fond of this find that it will live on my apple wood shelves indefinitely! Btw, a cracked distributor could ruin your day and remember how brittle Bakelite can be??
What I’m Reading Now
I have just started this one, but it has lured me in and firmly shut the covers! It is a bit witchy and features 3 timelines simultaneously - 1619, 1942, and 2019. It satisfies my yen for historical as well as modern fiction, and I always love a spooky (not scary) story! Plus, look how pretty it is…. So far, it’s looking like a 5 star read for me 🤓!
Until Next Time,
November 17, 2023 1 Comment