Friday comes around more and more quickly, doesn’t it? You know what they say about life: It’s like a roll of toilet paper. The closer you get to the end, the faster it goes.
ANYWAY, I come from Louisville, Kentucky, and so does my mother and so did my grandfather and so did my grandrather’s parents and grandparents. So I was delighted when my almost-a-son-in-law, Zakary Kendall, shared this site of Historic photos of Louisville, Ky, and environs. Lots of great stuff there!
You can find just about anything on the web, can’t you? Here’s a nifty site called The Victorian Web. If you ever wanted to know anything about the age of Queen Victoria, now you know where to look. You’re welcome.
Long-time readers (Hi, Jane!) know I love anthropologist Barbara J. King’s work. Here’s her latest post for NPR, on the perspicacity of cats.
I found a couple coolio recipe sites this week. The first is RecipeCurio, “Preserving Recipes & Cookbooks from the Past Century.” It hurts me to realize I was freakin’ BORN in the slap-dab MIDDLE of the past century. But, oh, well, such is life. It really is filled with, as its sub-title promises, charming vintage recipes.
The second isn’t strictly a recipe site. It’s Little House Living, meaning more like Little House on the Prairie than Little-as-in-Tiny House. It has tips for frugal living, living simply, homesteading, and making stuff yourself. And recipes. Like this one I am totally going to try for saltine crackers. Why? Because!
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: What inexpensive thing would your main character go to some difficulty to make from scratch?