Moving on over

I've combined my blogs, just look at the last post, over at Alchemy of Clay. Trying to have a life outside blogland. Not sure it's going to work....

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

More on Old Salem sites

It's not every day you get to see the original 13 stars and stripes.

We got to look through the displays about Blum's printing outfit, and the press was over in the big information center.  Amazing how important printing was (is) if you think back to prior to the internet.

However,  his bookkeeping was all hand written!

There were also a lot of needlework pieces on display, but no photos were allowed.  I was aware how many hours put forth by the women of this town doing the decorative needlework.  Everyone's clothes were probably also made by hand, but we didn't get to see any of the more mundane trappings.

While we strolled through the main square, a brass band was giving a rendition of Summertime from Porgy and Bess.  We kind of raised our eyebrows at a brass band rendition.  They were there to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.  It was actually the 200th anniversary of the day the British burned the White House, but nobody said anything about that.

Quote for the day: (Sorry, I have been remiss and not posting quotes, which many of you commented upon!)

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his/her fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone. 
People even more than things have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed. 
Never throw anyone out." 
Audrey Hepburn


  1. Great post B, and always very interesting. The only time I have seen the 31 star flag is in the town of Williamsburg where everyone dresses as they did in Colonial times. It is one of my favorite places to explore.

    1. Thanks Denise...I went to William and Mary one summer for 4 weeks...loved being part of their "history." I read the daily Williamsburg blog too, to see a photo of the area.

  2. It would be a fun place to visit. It seems strange that you could not take photos. It isn't like you could steal a crochet pattern by just looking at a photo. I have been hearing a little bit about the burning of the WH but it is at a minimal.


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