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
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
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