For many people hot mulled cider is for fall, Christmas and winter. But back in the mid-60's to early 70's, hot Dr. Pepper was all the rage instead, then it quickly fell out of favor.
We just may have to revive this tradition again in November to see if it is as good as we remember. To the right a 1972 ad for the libation, comple with Dr. Pepper warming rig. Click on the photo.
Today we learned about something called Vantablack, the darkest material ever made. Read more about it here http://mentalfloss.com/us/go/77190
Remembering Elizabeth Montgomery of Bewitched fame, who died this date in 1995 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/05/remembering-elizabeth-montgomery.html
Meanwhile over at the OLD CHRISTMAS LIGHTS FORUMS, an interesting tree lighting outfit from 1904 http://www.oldchristmastreelights.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=191
And Canadian tree lighting sets from 1915 http://www.oldchristmastreelights.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=188
And since there are three new readers with an interest, check out these repros of the American-made Dolly putz village houses, complete with Santa and sleigh http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1077
Check out a few scans from a 1953 booklet about 7-up--and using it to baste a ham! https://www.flickr.com/photos/craptoy/albums/72157666081015283
Another great site worth spending some time at for the crafters; lots of Dresdens; some beautiful window foils http://alphastamps.com/index.php?cPath=4_61
So enjoying this site: Shopping Days in Retro Boston http://shoppingdaysinretroboston.blogspot.com/
Especially enjoyed reading this post: Boston's Bittersweet Christmas of 1942 http://shoppingdaysinretroboston.blogspot.com/2012/12/bostons-bittersweet-christmas-of-1942.html