Monday, February 29, 2016

1920, WILL YOU JOIN MR. EDISON IN AN EXPERIMENT?

When we came across this ad from 1920 in our vintage magazine collection--Will you join Mr. Edison (as in Thomas) in an experiment--we just had to share. As a friend put it: Update the language a bit and it could easily pass for the sort of psych-babble article that appeared all too frequently in "pop" social science magazines in the 70s.

Yep! Click on the photos. If nothing else, it's a very entertaining read. 

You may also have an interest in http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/12/gone-but-not-forgotten-edison-electric.html

TOM LOSAPIO HAS PASSED AWAY

Welcome to Everything Croton, a collection of all things Croton--our history, our homes, our issues, our businesses, our schools, our houses of worship--in short, EVERYTHING CROTON.

For those who have written, Tomaso "Tom" Losapio, chef and former owner of Bella Paula in Croton (now Tagine), passed away last week. Services were private.

Condolences are extended to Mary, Paula and family.

1949, A CROTON EASTER SEASON

Welcome to Everything Croton, a collection of all things Croton--our history, our homes, our issues, our businesses, our schools, our houses of worship--in short, EVERYTHING CROTON.

With Easter on the horizon (3/27), a look at the season in Croton, 1949. Click on the images below.

YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN: A CROTON EASTER SEASON, 1950'S https://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/albums/72157629712052755/with/6956734523/ 

VIDEO ABOUT CHRIS LETTS FROM RIVER LIVER PRODUCTIONS

Welcome to Everything Croton, a collection of all things Croton--our history, our homes, our issues, our businesses, our schools, our houses of worship--in short, EVERYTHING CROTON.

Don't miss this fabulous video about the Hudson River, Croton and Chris Letts by Ken Sargeant, River Liver Productions.

Click on the link on.fb.me/1oILFIJ

You may also have an interest in Dennis Kooney's "The Last Rivermen"; click on the link bit.ly/1TK8WWv

and...bit.ly/1WSXDf0

MORE FABULOUS VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS, ETC. FROM EVERYTHING CROTON

With Easter on the way (3/27), your editor thought you'd enjoy this charming vintage die-cut. Click on the photo.

Here's a paper modeling site your editor has mentioned before--with “super-quick” kits---but it is UK based.

Still there's lots of putzing/railroad layout model inspiration to be found here and one or two kits that are now on the list bit.ly/1oILvkr

Some projects call for pleated ribbon--and when we've tried to make our own, the results are often amateurish; there is however, a device--albeit expensive--for doing this with relative ease—it’s not cheap but…Have you ever wondered how to make those wondrous ribbon medallions that you see on vintage millinery or for the backgrounds to Dresden scraps. Buying new passementerie is so expensive but you can buy your own ribbon pleater – apparently you use an iron to set the pleats, then glue or sew  http://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Pleater-532015-Original-11/dp/B005MGW1MW 

Will's little putz skyscraper http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1045 

Pattern for the slanted roof Dolly repro putz house has been uploaded  http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1046 

And now some Easter putzing inspiration: a collection of links over at the forums http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=29

Sunday, February 28, 2016

MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR FRANCIS "FINN" FINNERTY

Received the very sad news this morning that long-time resident Francis "Finn" Finnerty has passed away. 

Some of you may know him as the husband of the late village historian, Joyce Finnerty, but Finn was an active member of the Croton Historical Society in his own right--and most recently worked on the "GET READY FOR AN EARTHQUAKE" exhibit about the destruction of the village and the coming of Route 9 at the municipal building. 

He also served his country during the Korean War and it was while preparing the Korean War series at Everything Croton that I got to know him best. (bit.ly/1XSIsCx)

Services will be held at the Edward F. Carter Funeral Home in Croton

(41 Grand St., 914-271-4882)

Visitation/Wake will be held on March 3rd, 4 to 7 pm; funeral service at the funeral home 3/4 at 11 am

Burial of ashes 3/4 at 11:45 pm, Bethel Cemetery

Cleveland Rd & Old Post Rd S., Croton-on-Hudson, New York 10520

Click on the photos.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

BY SPECIAL REQUEST: THE EMPIRE STATE DINER, PART 2

Welcome to Everything Croton, a collection of all things Croton--our history, our homes, our issues, our businesses, our schools, our houses of worship--in short, EVERYTHING CROTON.

And now by special request--and courtesy of the outstanding archives maintained by the volunteers of THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY--more on the Empire State Diner. Click on the images below.