Today we celebrate Valentine’s Day 2019. I hope every one of you has a “valentine”! Christine is my valentine. When my father was young, he kept all his holiday cards. After he died, I discovered them in an old cardboard candy box. Most were valentines which the children exchanged, and thus, are children’s rather than adult cards for the most part. They range from 1917 to the late 1920’s. These are not all. Some I put up before years back, but I don’t know which ones, so, I post a lot of them. Sorry but there are no cats.
In this post, Zeke will examine the presentation of Scottish poet Robert Burns’ works (1759 – 1796) in an 1870 vintage book titled: “The Illustrated Family Burns” on this Robert Burns Day in Scotland.
My literary cat Zeke, editor in chief, decided upon this issue. as Christine and Spike are celebrating in Scotland today. The book has over 700 pages and 100 illustrations, some of which shall be presented here. This particular copy and cover I was unable to find on the internet. The publisher was Belford, Clarke, & Co., Chicago and New York. Zeke’s favourite Burns poem is “To a Mouse”.
Zeke preferred to post the illustrations for you. He decided not to post any grim, or sad prints, so we concentrate on animals and happy times. There are, of course, a few cats depicted. See illustrations and more!
This is a special issue of the Mountain News: Washington State Fair. Last Friday I got fed up of being at home and went to the fairgrounds. I wanted to eat junk food and get some more photographs. Since people were working and school was in session, it was not crowded and quite pleasant. I am an adult on my own so I avoided any rides or arcade games. I stuck to the things with “adult” interest. My phone app said I walked 5 miles while I was there. I am sorry that there were no cats there. There was dog judging on the day I was there, and frankly, I am not a dog person, so no photos. They do judge cats as well. Everything at the fair is being judged, so everything is of quality animate or inanimate. I put a representative sample of photos in a gallery. View many more: