The comic “Cat Lady’s Walk is Disturbed” comes from my vintage German book “Germania Kalender 1916”. This post was previously published on my old Feline Cafe blog on Blogger several years ago. I used to do more old book stuff then. I am squinting my way through everyone’s blogs the past 10 days or so today, making a few comments–ignore my spelling. Comics and graphic novels are what I read these days as they are easier for me to read.
The Disturbed Walk of the Cat Lady I
The Disturbed Walk of the Cat Lady II
‘These books were published for German-Americans by George Brumder in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I also have “1913”. They were published annually from the 1880’s into the 1920’s, and have a characteristic red cover. (I have personally seen copies from the 1880’s into the 1920’s but whether they were published earlier or later, I do not know. During the First World War, the name was changed to “America Kalender.”) The books contain “almanac” data like tide tables and moon phases, photos, illustrations, current events, biographies, poems, jokes, short stories, as well as children’s stories. I might post more cat joke items as time goes by.’
Germania Kalender 1916
Becoming a magician and absorbing all these spells makes us sleepy. We need lighter reading!
I think these are the books you two are looking for. I will read you a story later.
Little Golden Books
I plucked this Medusa post of mine out of a parallel universe. If you have seen it before, you must have travelled in time and space. Some of you familiar with the Classics, know of the Greek hero Perseus who has many perilous encounters with gods and mythical creatures. One of these creatures is Medusa. She was a woman who had an indiscretion with Poseidon in the temple of Athena. The goddess was angry about that, and turned Medusa’s hair into snakes! Other sources say that she was one of three sisters, known as Gorgons, born of ancient marine gods, who had wings, and snakes for hair.
The important thing to know is that looking upon her face would turn one to stone. The classic 1983 film “Clash of the Titans” graphically shows the story of her death. A little known fact is that Perseus brought cats along with him on his adventures . . .
Ignore her like me, Fluffy! Too late!