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Queer Barbary Coast, ca 1894
from the Queer SF context statement
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march 2014 by dbourn
The Inscriptions in the Cross Creek Presbyterian Church Graveyard index, Washington County, Pennsylvania.
William Cowen, died April 29, 1857, aged 62 years. He was long a Ruling Elder of the church of Cross Creek.
Susannah, wife of William Cowen, died June the 5th, 1827, in the 35th year of her age.
Cowen_Susannah Jane__daughter of W. and E. Cowen, died Sept.19th, 1838, aged 11 months
Hugh Elliott, died March 15th, 1815, aged 75 years. Ann Elliott, died Aug, 15th, 1812, aged 55 years.
elliott_family  elliott_hugh  cowan_family  cowen_family  coen_family  cemetery_records  genealogy  family  cross_creek  presbyterian_church  pennsylvania  washington_county_pennsylvania  1894 
march 2012 by oog
Vintage Inspired | Retro Christmas Decor
This year, I was was deliberate about my Christmas decor. Only because I had so little of it. We are in the process of finding out if we are going to purchase a 1961 mid century modern home. It's been a long process. Darn bank owned properties. We didn't do much decorating for Christmas this year because of the limbo.

Our tree is a 6-year-old outdoor tree. We really wanted another pink flocked tree, but our flocked tree seller guy was nowhere to be found. I think the tree still turned out rather cheerful and retro.

last year's pink flocked tree

Wrapping paper is one of my favorite purchases during the holidays. I found this super kitschy paper at Marshalls! What I love about buyng paper at Marshalls, which I do every year, is that the quality of paper is far superior to bulk packaged gift wrapping kits. This stuff is STRONG! Originally $7.99 a roll - you know it's high end stuff. I also bought my vintage fashion inspired Christmas cards at Marshalls.

Little details like ornaments and gift wrapping paper really get me in the Christmas spirit.

I hope you found joyful little holiday details to share with friends and family this season.
Vintage_Decorating  1953  1955  1957  1894  1959  from google
december 2010 by sophisticatedmisfits
Near Side — Infoplease.com
Near Side and Off Side. Left side and right side. “Near wheel” means that to the coachman's left hand; and “near horse” (in a pair) means that to the left hand of the driver. In a four-in-hand the two horses on the left side of the coachman are the near wheeler and the near leader. Those on the right hand side of the coachman are “off horses.” This, which seems an anomaly, arose when the driver walked beside his team. The teamster always walks with his right arm nearest the horse, and therefore, in a pair of horses, the horse on the left side is nearer than the one on his right. -- Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894 -- A yahoo.com user says to think of the steering wheel as a big O for off side.
1894  off_side  near_side  etymology  phrase_origin  terminology  automobiles 
september 2009 by oog
Flora of Mount Desert Island, Maine ... - Google Book Search
"Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor, Northwest Cove, tide pools, Northwest Arm, Sutton Island, Thallus, Eckfeldt, Apothecia, peneplain, Beech Hill, Cold Brook, Little Harbor, Baker Island, granitic belt, Aunt Bettys, Seal Harbor Wilson, felsites, Pond Rand, fro
mdihs  harvard  gbs  1894  botany  mdi  maine  survey  book  ebook  interesting  JavaScript  Scheme 
may 2008 by mshook
Who wants to marry a Victorian?
Advice for the Young Bride circa 1894 "To the sensitive young woman who has had the benefits of proper upbringing, the wedding day is, ironically, both the happiest and most terrifying day of her life. On the positive side, there is the wedding itself, in which the bride is the central attraction in a beautiful and inspiring ceremony, symbolizing her triumph in securing a male to provide for all her needs for the rest of her life. On the negative side, there is the wedding night, during which the bride must pay the piper, so to speak, by facing for the first time the terrible experience of sex."
sex  marriage  bride  1894  wtf  from google
january 2008 by noahsussman

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