Saturday, January 22, 2011

Holiday Loot

One of the very nicest things about my compulsive editing of this online internet variety show is that sometimes people give me stuff.  And I like being given stuff.  I like stuff.

Three or four people sent or gave me boring postcards over the holidays, for instance.  In due course, these will of course be featured in installments of the beloved Thursday and Sunday Boring Postcard feature.

But there was other stuff, too!  Regular commenter Elaine sent this copy of the Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs 1959 Calendar!

Having determined from a perpetual calendar that 2015 will be the same as 1959, I look forward to using my highly excellent date book in just a little under four years!

Then, lurker Thom, from the British Isles, sent along this outrageously awesome 1953 Ordnance Survey map of North Wales.

I do not know Thom from Adam, so he had no way of knowing that this map covers some of my and Mrs.5000's favorite travel memories, not to mention some of our favorite place names.

Also, old Ordnance Survey maps are mad pretty.

Plus, there was an item from regular commenter Elizabeth that... well, that we'll probably treat that one in a post of its own one of these days.  But you get the point, I hope.  Which is that I like it when people send me stuff!

No pressure.


Aviatrix said...

I have a map of the same area, although not as old, and one of my favourite things about it is that it has somehow through all the years retained the odour of damp, musty backpacks.

Elaine said...

Oh, how flattering that my special, special gift made the blog! However, I fear that your photography has made the calendar look more colorful and attractive that it actually is.... LOL

But actually, speaking of Wales and maps--DO tell me that you have seen 'The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill and Came Down a Mountain.' Just watched it again...delightful.

The Calico Cat said...

Should I be upset that you never mentioned the non-holiday magazine that I sent to chez 5000?

I'll take some cookies instead.