I found this wonderful love letter on the very top shelf in the office supply closet of the apartment complex I manage, along with four others. The envelopes have 3 cent stamps and postmarks that include encouragement to buy U.S. Bonds. I was intrigued right away because the letters are all from November and December of 1950 but the apartment complex wasn’t built until 1984. I chose this letter to share because it reflects not only the sweet, innocent love of that time, but also a little about life in general.
I found these pictures in my parent’s attic. There was no indication of why they were relevant. I do not know the identity of “the raccoon trainer,” or why these photos were taken. I remember being told that one of our family members was a woodsman and that he died because a tree fell on his big toe. Continue reading →
If you store certain types of antique photos incorrectly, sometimes the image will transfer on to the surface of whatever it’s been pressed against, leaving behind an eerie faded version of itself. I call these “ghost photos.” I’m lucky enough to have a few examples of this interesting phenomenon, and this one is my favorite.