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You already know me---I'm in your book club. I've been in your book club in Wisconsin, in New York, in Missouri, in Connecticut. Now I'm in your book club in Pennsylvania. I love books! (I also collect buttons!) I'm looking forward to having conversations about books with people just like you----who also love books and want to talk about them. Send me an email: booksandbooks (at) me about a book you are reading. (or buttons of interest)

Spring Cleaning

Gosh, with all this quarantine business because of the Covid-19 virus, we’re all in the house double time and *plenty* of time for spring cleaning this year! So I’ll help you. I was talking with a friend about vacuum cleaners–the … Continue reading

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Glasgow, sunny Glasgow

It’s Sunday morning in Glasgow. Yesterday we spent a delightful day at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. We met the Glasgow Boys!  More soon… miss you…

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I’m moving

Hello readers and friends– My site is moving, but will be the same, with a new address. Look for me at You’ll see my usual page with a row of books at the top. And there is a new … Continue reading

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The Menu for the Three Soup Supper

Delicious!  the three soup selections were: Stracciatella————–an Italian egg drop soup known as “rags” with fresh spinach added, parmesan to sprinkle on top Cabbage-Potato Soup———creamy and tasty Hearty Vegetable Soup with Italian turkey sausage and cannelloni beans, thick with vegetables. … Continue reading

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Challenge: The Three Soup Supper

Well, it’s January and that spells s-o-u-p. Tonight we’ve been invited to a “soup supper”.  It will be very exciting because it will be pouring rain, very foggy AND the house is located smack between the Delaware River (rising?) and … Continue reading

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Challenge: Ten Great American Novels

This post was spurred into print by the challenge from a blog called Fiction Fan’s Book Reviews—sign in, you’ll enjoy it!          Her latest post is “Great American Novel Quest” and she asks her readers to … Continue reading

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Selling Seeds in 1953—ALL the prizes!

I’m back!  Back again with the American Seed catalog.  O’Half thinks I should list ALL the prizes available—that you need more choices. Well, this is opening a can of worms because there are a lot of prizes, but to save … Continue reading

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Selling Seeds in 1953

I found this old seed packet advertising recently–from 1953, and had fun looking through it.  You would sell packets of seeds for 10 cents a packet and then earn PRIZES for your sales!  How easy was that?  It says right … Continue reading

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Plastic Buttons

What better way to start off the new year than with buttons?  And plastic buttons are such a fun category. Oh, I suppose I should call them “Synthetic Polymers” to include all of the ways plastic has been fiddled with … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2014

Well, what would YOU have done with them?  Imagine the surprise, to put it mildly, when fond family opened this Christmas packet and found three strange knitted something-or-others.  This is the group that sent to me the instruction book of … Continue reading

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